How do I Remove the Battery in a 2005 Mini Cooper?

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How do I Remove the Battery in a 2005 Mini Cooper?
Change your 2005 Mini Cooper battery with one simple tool. (wrench image by Edsweb from Fotolia.com)

The 2005 edition of the Mini Cooper introduced a few streamlining changes to the body of the car, but the interior parts remained mostly the same. The 2005 Mini Cooper uses a battery, placed either in the engine compartment or the boot, to provide electrical power for the auto and accessories. Removing the battery in a 2005 Mini Cooper only requires a few simple tools and can be done by even the newest shadetree mechanic.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Adjustable wrench

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Find a flat, even surface with plenty of room in which to work. Shift the Mini Cooper into "Park" and turn off the ignition. Remove the keys.

  2. 2

    Insert a computer memory saver into the 9-volt socket on your Mini if you want to save any of the computer or stereo settings.

  3. 3

    Locate your battery. In the 2005 Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper convertible, the battery is in the engine compartment, on the driver's side. In the 2005 Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper Convertible S, the battery is located in the rear boot. To access the battery in this location, first lift out the boot mat.

  4. 4

    Remove the battery cover by unsnapping it at the sides.

  5. 5

    Loosen the clamp on the negative battery terminal with a wrench. Pull the clamp off the terminal and place it out of the way of the battery.

  6. 6

    Loosen the terminal on the positive battery cable. Pull the cable off and tuck it to the side.

  7. 7

    Remove the battery from the compartment.

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