MINI COOPER FRONT WIPER BLADES - ARM TYPES AND REPLACEMENT GUIDE

The MINI Cooper uses several different types of front wiper arms depending on the model and year of production.  Each arm type requires a different replacement wiper blade, and the drivers and passenger sides use different length wiper blades.  This guide lists the different arm types, which models use them, which MINI factory replacements are suitable and the installation instructions for each.


Front Windshield Wiper Arm Types on the MINI include:

   

 


Scroll down to see:
  • Different front Wiper Arm types and the MINI factory Wiper Blade replacements
  • Application Guides for each Wiper Arm types
  • Wiper Blade Installation Instructions for each Arm type

J-Hook
As the name suggests, the end of this wiper arm is shaped like the letter "J".  The wiper blade gets 'hooked' onto the J.  There are two types of replacement blades, and 'old type' and a 'new type'.  The old and new wiper blades are interchangeable, but we list them according to the models as they were introduced.

J-Hook Wiper Arm


Factory original Replacement Wiper Blades for the J-Hook Arm

Gen1 MINIs
  • 2002-2006 R50 & R53 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Hardtop - NMK3119 - old type
  • 2005-2008 R52 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Convertible - NMK3119

Gen2 MINIs
  • 2007-2012 R56 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Hardtop - NMK3119
  • 2008-2012 R55 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Clubman - NMK3119
  • 2009-2012 R57 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Convertible - NMK3119

Gen3 MINIs
  • 2014-2020 F56 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Hardtop - G2NMA1700 - new type
  • 2015-2020 F55 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door - G2NMA1700
  • 2016-2021 F57 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Convertible - G2NMA1700 

J-Hook Replacement Wiper Blade - old style


J-Hook old style instructions


J-Hood Replacement Wiper Blade - new style


J-Hook new style instructions


Bayonet
This Wiper Arm is a simple rectangular blade. To remove the wiper blade, squeeze the tabs on the sides of the arm and pull the blade off.  For installation, the wiper blade simply slides onto the arm until it 'clicks' in place.

Bayonet Wiper Arm


Factory original Replacement Wiper Blades for the Bayonet Wiper Arm

Gen2 MINIs
  • 2013 R56 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Hardtop - G2NMA1706
  • 2013-2014 MINI Cooper & Cooper S R55 Clubman - G2NMA1706
  • 2013-2015 MINI Cooper & Cooper S R57 Convertible - G2NMA1706


Bayonet Replacement Wiper Blade


Bayonet Instructions


Pinch Tab
This arm has two components.  The Tab at the end to position the blade, and the wings that are 'pinched' to release the blade so it can be pulled straight off.  For installation, the tab at the end is inserted into the wiper arm and the blade is swung into the arm until the wings 'snap' into place securing the blade.

Pinch Tab Wiper Arm


Factory original Replacement Wiper Blades for the Pinch Tab Wiper Arm

Gen2 Minis
  • 2012-2015 R58 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Coupe - G2NMA1705
  • 2012-2015 R59 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Roadster - G2NMA1705
  • 2011-2016 R60 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Countryman - G2NMA1700
  • 2013-2016 R61 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Paceman - G2NMA1700


Pinch Tab Replacement Wiper Arm


Pinch Tab instructions


Top Button
This arm has an square opening on top for the release button.  Press the square button and pull the blade off.  For installation, the wiper blade slides onto the arm until the button pops through the opening and clicks into place.

Top Button Wiper Arm


Factory original Replacement Wiper Blades for the Top Button Wiper Arm

Gen3 MINIs
  • 2016-2020 F54 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Clubman - G3NMA1702

Top Button Replacement Wiper Blade


Top Button instructions


End Button
This arm has a square opening for a release button at the end of the arm.  To remove the blade, press the button on the end and pull the blade away from the arm.  To install, line up the 'hooks' with the wiper blade, then press the blade against the arm until it 'snaps' in place.

End Button Wiper Arm


Factory original Replacement Wiper Blades for the End Button Wiper Arm

Gen3 MINIs
  • 2017-2022 F60 MINI Cooper & Cooper S Countryman - G3NMA1704

End Button Replacement Wiper Arm


End Button instructions