MINI Cooper Rear wiper blades will be easy to understand with this graphical article.

Some of the simplest maintenance items can be quite challenging to identify for replacement, this includes the Rear Wiper Blade on the 2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper and R53 MINI Cooper S Hatchbacks.

MINI decided to change the part number for the rear wiper arm and blade mid-production.  These arms and blades must be matched and are not interchangeable.  Off-the-shelf generic wiper blades are not compatible with MINI's rear wiper.  To further complicate the matter, we have found some early MINIs with the later Rear Wiper Arm and later MINIs with early arms!

We will do our best to help you identify the correct rear wiper arm and blade that is on your 2002-2006 MINI Hatchback.

 

HATCHBACKS MANUFACTURED FROM 2002 UP TO JULY 2004 (essentially 2002-2004 models)

The easiest way to confirm that you have the factory original rear wiper assembly is to look at the wiper blade and confirm that the blade has TWO joints as shown in the image below. You can also measure the blade length - it should be 11.75".

Another method is to measure the wiper arm length with the blade - it should be 14" total length as shown in the image below:

Or, you can measure the wiper arm without the blade - it should be 9" arm length:

If you have the wiper assembly described above, here are the replacement parts:

NMA3019 - Wiper Blade only

NMA3021E - Wiper Arm only

NMK3021 - Wiper Arm with Blade

NMK3120 - Front and Rear WIPER BLADE Set (3 blades - no arms)

 

HATCHBACKS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 2004 THRU 2006 (essentially 2005-2006 models)

The easiest way to confirm that you have the factory original rear wiper assembly is to look at the wiper blade and confirm that the blade has ONE joint as shown in the image below. You can also measure the blade length - it should be 11.25".

Another method is to measure the wiper arm length with the blade - it should be 14.5" total length as shown in the image below:

Or, you can measure the wiper arm without the blade - it should be 10.25" arm length:

If you have the wiper assembly described above, here are the replacement parts:

NMA3020 - Wiper Blade only

NMA3021 - Wiper Arm only

NMK3022 - Wiper Arm with Blade

NMK3121 - Front and Rear WIPER BLADE Set (3 blades - no arms)

 

For other REAR WIPER related parts, see this link.