2009 AC compressor is bad, and now the alt idiot light is on.

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  1. Busamike

    Busamike New Member

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    Hi, Im a newbie. My girlfriends 09 started howling and I wrongly assumed the serp v belt. After removing the tire and inner fender well and replacing the belt we started up with much satisfaction. Only to learn the squeal is still there and now the alt idiot light is on. We didnt touch the alt or any wires. Whats going on. So now I need an ac comp and appearently there are two types. 02 to 08 or according to some, half of 09?? so we read the build code on the door and it says 09/08 but do the Germans transpose this and its really 08 of 09?? So ultimately we have an 09 mini, no S, just a mini that everyone I talk to has an opinion about which I need. So HELP.
    Also How hard is for this to do, saw a vid where the whole front end was removed?? WTH? Please help me.
    I thank you, Mike
     
  2. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Welcome, thanks for joining Motoring Alliance, the FUN and Friendly MINI Community.

    Germans do not transpose the numbers, your build date is 09/08, you should have an 08 model year.

    RealOEM will have the part number you need. Enter the last 7 characters in your VIN, the diagrams will no be specific to your car. RealOEM.com * Diagram Selection Is for your A/C Compressor.

    Please see Placing 2nd Gen MINIs into Service Mode - Library found in the Motoring Alliance Library
     
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    Busamike New Member

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    It is a 2009. Thats why we are confused. I thank you for your reply. I was so hoping not to have to take the front end off. Thats kinda crazy but it is what it is I suppose. Thanks again, Mike
     
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    Busamike New Member

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    same

    Ok I used the site yoiu gave me and yes its says its an 08, title says its an 2009?? Oh well. Thanks now we know
     

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