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Default Mini Rubber Boot mat warning/issue - 13th February 2017, 07:44 AM

Hi all

I bought the Mini boot mat (P/N 51472353820) which is only compatible for cars the have the SA493 option fitted as only those cars have the false floor for it to sit on.



I fitted it into the car and fitted snug, I then went to lift the mat to access the bottom but soon realised that it was catching on the hinges for the false floor.



I rang Mini to find out if this was right they said thats how it was designed, it was meant to sit on top of the false floor and will not lift with it, if you need to lift the false floor then you have to remove the mat completly from the boot and then raise the false floor. Seems like a bit of a design flaw.





I modified mine bye cutting a little off the corners and now it works perfectly, I used a little double sided tape and stuck it to the false floor and now I can access all the stuff below by lifting the rubber mat and it comes up as one and stays up.

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Default 13th February 2017, 12:04 PM

good idea

i like it

i was half expecting you to say that you couldnt return it as its special order.
  
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Default 14th February 2017, 01:53 AM

Yep I brought one and it's stayed in the garage ever since

So to confirm, I can cut near the corners and false floor will raise and lock in place as normal

Can you show a photo of the cut outside the boot ?
  
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Default 14th February 2017, 07:14 AM

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Yep I brought one and it's stayed in the garage ever since

So to confirm, I can cut near the corners and false floor will raise and lock in place as normal

Can you show a photo of the cut outside the boot ?
Yeah you just need to cut a little off each corner, I will upload a pic in a bit.
  
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Default 14th February 2017, 10:33 AM

Not my greatest work, needs to be tidied up but gives you an idea of how much needs cutting off.



  
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Default 2nd August 2017, 12:29 PM

Is there a version of this for the 5 Door Cooper with no storage pack? I love a boot mat me
  
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