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Mini Cooper Parking Brake Cable Replacement

This video will walk you through the steps needed to replace the parking brake cables on your Mini Cooper. The vehicle in the video is an R56 Mini, but the information will apply to other Minis with a similar parking brake design.

Video on Mini Interior Removal: https://youtu.be/powCgE9Tx50

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AC Delco RT Cable 18P97004 (these did not work for my application): https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-18P97004-Professional-Passenger-Brake/dp/B01E6I91EC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533057746&sr=8-1&keywords=2007+mini+cooper+parking+brake+cables&dpID=41ydQbny4oL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

 AC Delco LF Cable 18P97005 (these did not work for my application):  https://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-18P97005-Professional-Driver-Brake/dp/B01E6I9VXS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1533057746&sr=8-2&keywords=2007+mini+cooper+parking+brake+cables

Left Cable that did work G2NMB2210: https://new.minimania.com/part/G2NMB2210/Parking-Brake-Bowden-Cable-Left-Side-Oem---Mini-Cooper--S-R56-R57-R58-R59

Right Cable that worked G2NMB2211: https://new.minimania.com/part/G2NMB2211/Parking-Brake-Bowden-Cable-Right-Side-Oem-Mini-Cooper--S-R56-R57-R58-R59


1/4" Milwaukee Driver: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Power-Tools/2453-22

Ingersoll Rand 3/8" Impact: https://www.jbtoolsales.com/ingersoll-rand-w5132-k12-iqv20-3-8-drive-impactool-bl2022-kit#oid=1002_1

Milwaukee Light: https://www.milwaukeetool.com/Products/Lighting/2125-21XC

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