How to Fix the Mini Headlight Bolts Rotating (when they won’t come out Video)

Trying to Remove a Mini Headlight, But the Bolts Keep Rotating – How to Fix!

How Can I Get the Bolt or Screw Out?

The headlight bolts, (mainly mini models R55, R56, R57, R58, R5,9 R60, R61) have a habit of corroding inside their housing. The headlight bolts screw into captive nuts, moulded into the plastic housing. When undoing the headlight bolts, if the bolts are seized (corroded), the captive nuts break free. You then can’t undo the bolts, as they just go round and round, without ever coming loose. They just won’t come undone!

The video also shows how fix, once you get the bolt or screw out…


Buying Parts:

If you’re not sure what parts you need, sometimes it’s good to have to look to see what’s available? The list below may give you an idea of what’s available to buy and how much they are…

Mini Captive Nuts, Bolts, etc…
Item Location
‘Original’
Captive Nut Bracket

Mini Part No.
63122752224
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U-Clips

M6
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Nuts & Bolts

M6
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Original Part Numbers:

Mini Headlight Mounting Bracket, Captive Nut or Clip

Item Part No. Found On:
Mini Headlight,
Mounting Bracket,
Captive Nut, Clip
63122752224 MINI R56 (10/2005 to 08/2010)
MINI R56 LCI (03/2009 to 11/2013)
MINI Clubman R55 (10/2006 to 07/2010)
MINI Clubman R55 LCI (03/2009 to 06/2014)
MINI Cabrio R57 (10/2007 to 07/2010)
MINI Cabrio R57 LCI (04/2009 to 06/2015)
MINI Coupé R58 (12/2010 to 05/2015)
MINI Roadster R59 (01/2011 to 04/2015)
MINI Countryman R60 (01/2010 to 10/2016)
MINI Paceman R61 (03/2012 to 09/2016)
For information only. Please check you have the correct part for your vehicle.

More Detailed Info:

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