1st Gen R50 Cooper Strange noise from above

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  1. Gearhed

    Gearhed New Member

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    I've heard this jingle noise from over too my head since I got the red head in March this year. I finally got the time to replace the sagging headliner yesterday and found the culprit....
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    This little gem was hanging from a stamped hole above the drivers door. The headliner had never been out of the car, how did the original owner not go insane for the first 100K miles?

    I assume it's a factory assembly fixture of some kind.
     
  2. Spa2k

    Spa2k Well-Known Member

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    Wow - perhaps your car was a Christmas tree ornament in its previous life. :eek6:
     
  3. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
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    That's part of the Original rattle, Ting and Buzz package. Quick put it back. :rolleyes:
     
  4. FranticFreddy

    FranticFreddy Drive-N-Eat
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    At one time most of the rattle and strange noises in new cars were extra screws and sometimes tools left inside body panels.
    I have even heard of assembly line workers leaving soda cans and even lunch wrappers inside of a car body.
     
  5. RallyMini370

    RallyMini370 Well-Known Member

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    That's a german ear ring!
     
  6. Gearhed

    Gearhed New Member

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    LMAO! I worked in K-town and I can totally picture that being worn by a tech!
     
  7. BlimeyCabrio

    BlimeyCabrio Oscar Goldman of MINIs
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    this was sealed up inside my transmission... came out the first time I drained it. The spirit of British Leyland / Lucas is alive and well.
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  8. Dave.0

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    I did find a panel puller tool inside a guys MINI rear quarter panel once below his passengerside tail light. His car was never at a body shop and it was not a used car. :confused5:
     

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