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MINI Cooper Scuttle Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out scuttle side turn signal light bulb in a 3rd generation 2014 to 2020 MINI Cooper.

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2019 MINI Scuttle Light
Plastic Pry Bar Tool
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) MINI Cooper in changing a burnt out "scuttle" side turn signal light bulb in the front fender. It is also known as the side marker, blinker, repeater or indicator light.

Owners of other MINI models or some smaller BMW vehicles such as the Cooper S, "JCW" John Cooper Works, Convertible, Hatch, Clubman, One, One First, One D, Coupe, Roadster, Countryman, Paceman, 3 Series, 318i, 328i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 330i, 340i, 230i, M240i, M2, M3, M4, i3, 228i, 230i, 128i, 135i, Z3, Z4 and Z8 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb part number is 2825 (also known as W5W).

If you would like to have brighter and longer lasting scuttle lights, install some compatible 2825 LED bulbs.

The only tool needed to remove the scuttle from the front fender and access the bulb socket is a small plastic pry bar tool.


Remove From Panel
1/4 Turn Counterclockwise
Insert the blade of your plastic pry bar tool in between the top edge of the plastic scuttle and the metal front quarter panel.

Gently pry out the scuttle assembly.

You may need to re-insert the pry bar in several locations.

Try to avoid using excessive force. The scuttle should pop out relatively easily.

There is a metal retaining clip at the top edge of the scuttle and two plastic hook tabs on the bottom edge.

Bulb Socket Removed
Back Side of Scuttle
Rotate the white plastic bulb socket 1/4 turn in the counterclockwise direction before pulling it straight out of the housing.

Set the scuttle aside in a safe place.

If you would like to add some extra style to your car, check out the other MINI Scuttles that are available.

Metal Retaining Clip
MINI # F02238000 00
The OEM scuttle light bulb in this 2019 MINI Hatch was part number W5W which is the same as a 2825.


Pull Out Old Light Bulb
W5W or 2825 Bulb
Pull the old light bulb straight out of the socket.
Push In New Light Bulb
1/4 Turn Clockwise - Lock
Push a new number 2825 light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have brighter and longer lasting side turn signal lights, install some compatible 2825 LED bulbs.

Re-insert the bulb socket into the assembly and rotate it 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction to secure it into place.

Line Up Bottom Tabs
Pop In Side Scuttle
Line up the two plastic tabs / hooks at the bottom of the scuttle with the opening in the metal quarter panel.

Then gently pop in the top edge of the scuttle into place.

Scuttle Re-Inserted
Test New Side Turn Signal
You should feel or hear the metal retaining clip at the top of the scuttle snap securely into place.

To test the new side turn signal light bulb, activate the hazard signals.

For more, check out all of my MINI Cooper DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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