MINI Factory replacment Left Side Rear Molding - this is a chrome trim that goes along the rear base of the convertible top with the attached rubber trim that deteriorates over time. (Drivers side for US MINIs.)
Fits the following models:
2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertible
Mounting screw available separately.
Here is what one customer had to say about the replacement process: "Easy to remove/replace with exposed screws once you raise the back of the top for rear compartment access. Only gotcha is wire for the center brake light, which was a bit tough to access for disconnect/reconnect."
And from another customer:
"When installing the new trim and more specifically, the brake light, pull reach behind (ahead) of the brakelight and gently pull on the wires to help it and the rubber gasket go to seat. Otherwise it's easy to trap the wires where they shouldn't be trapped."
For other convertible top replacement parts, see this link.
For the same trim to fit the 2009-2015 Mini Cooper Convertible, see Mini Cooper Convertible Molding R57.