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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.


Begin by removing the left rear taillight

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

Fill a syringe with hydraulic fluid

Then fill reservoir until fluid runs out of fill hole

Install fill plug

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

Check fluid level and top up as needed

Repeat until fluid is foam free and top operates normally