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How to Remove Airbag on a 2007-13 Mini Cooper S

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Created on: 2018-10-24

How to replace an air bag on 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 Mini Cooper S.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Airbag
    • Unlock the battery cover
    • To disconnect the battery, use a 10mm socket and a ratchet to remove the negative terminal
    • Find the small hole located underneath the steering wheel
    • Slide a 3mm Allen wrench into the hole to push the spring that releases the airbag
    • Use a right angle pick to disconnect the two airbag connectors
    • Set the airbag upright in a safe location
  2. step 2 :Installing the Airbag
    • Reconnect the airbag connectors
    • Line the airbag up and press it into place
    • To reconnect the battery, reinsert the negative cable and tighten it with a 10mm socket and ratchet
    • Replace and lock the battery cover

Tools needed

  • 10mm Socket



Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. Today, I'm going to show you how to remove and reinstall the airbag in this 2007 Mini Cooper S. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head on over to 1aauto.com.

To access the battery, this little cover right here—there's a lock, right here. This one looks like it's broken. This cover should fold up. It doesn't, so I'll just put that aside. I'm going to take a 10mm socket and ratchet, and we'll loosen up the negative terminal, right here. You always want to loosen up the negative terminal. Take that off and set it aside.

So, we're going to take the airbag off. We need to find this little hole underneath the steering wheel. The only reason I turned it was so that you could see it on the video, but I can normally have it straight up and down. We're going to take a blunt object. You can use a 3mm Allen. It seems to work the best.

You want to slide it into that hole, and I'm just going to put my hand in front of the airbag so it doesn't go flying. I'm just going to push. There's, like, a spring in there, and the airbag will just slide up.

Now we're going to disconnect the airbag, right here, at this connector, and we'll disconnect this connector for the horn. Just take a right angle pick and slide it in here—this little lock. Pull that lock down. Pull that connector up, and we can pull—just keep this right here. Just slide up on that. Now we're going to place the airbag in a safe location facing upwards.

We're going to take the airbag—we're connecting these connectors, right here, and then this connector is going to go here. Push that in like that. Make sure the wires are out of the way. Line the airbag up and just push it down.

Now we're going to reconnect the battery. Take the negative battery cable and slide it over. Take the 10mm socket and ratchet and just snug the front. Then just shake the terminal to make sure it's tight, and if your door is still attached, you just slide it down and lock it in place.

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