• Tiny
  • ewpmazda
  • 2003 Mini Cooper S

Interior problem
2003 Mini Cooper S 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 42000 miles

mini requires that you pull the interior door handle twice before the door will open. The drivers door is a little difficult. It requires a lot more PULL on the handle than the pass side and my wife can't make it work at all. She opens the window and uses the outside handle. Any advise on what adjustments I can make to get it to operate like the pass side?

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have the same problem?
Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 AT 5:35 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JackR
  • Member

I think pulling the handle twice to open is normal. The first pull unlocks the door, the second pull opens the door. If the car has not been driven since the door was open, then the door should open on the first pull. As far as being hard to pull, maybe try getting some lube on the linkage to the door latch and the latch itself.

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 AT 10:10 AM

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