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How to Fill Convertible Top Hydraulic Fluid on MINI R57 Models

Instructions for MINI convertible top fluid checking and filling


In this article and video the procedure for filling or topping up the convertible top hydraulic fluid is shown.


1 Begin by removing the left rear taillight

2 Using a 4mm Allen bit, remove the fluid reservoir fill plug

3 Fill a syringe with hydraulic fluid

4 Then fill reservoir until fluid runs out of the fill hole

5 Install fill plug

6 Cycle top to bleed air and work fluid into hydraulic lines and cylinders

7 Check fluid level and top up as needed

8 Repeat until fluid is foam free and top operates normally