Have you ever driven your Mini Cooper on an unlit road in really bad weather when your headlights just aren't enough? In times like these, installing additional lighting equipment such as driving lights help you make sure that maximum visibility is available to you when you need it. Unfortunately, driving lights sometimes fail to deliver because of a common mishap: weak driving light brackets. While some people prefer to make their own brackets for their driving lights, not everyone has the chops to make brackets that are as strong and durable as those offered by trusted manufacturers.
Difficulty level: Easy
Tools you'll need:
- Socket set
- Power drill and drill bits
- Screwdrivers and screws or rivet gun
- Fine-point marker
- Driving light bracket
Check your local laws for restrictions on driving light mounting positions. Some places don't allow mounting of driving lights behind the grille or on top of the hood.
Step 1: Park your car on a level surface and let your engine cool.
Step 2: Pop the hood of your Mini Cooper open and test mount your driving light brackets. Mark the place where you will drill the holes for fastening the brackets. Do this for all brackets.
Step 3: Drill the previously marked holes. Make sure that your drill bit is the same size as your brackets' holes.
Step 4: Fasten the rivets that usually come with driving light brackets using your rivet gun. If you don't have these, just use stainless steel screws.
Step 5: Mount your driving lights to your new, stronger driving light brackets.
These instructions are only for those who want to secure their driving lights with better driving light brackets. The installation process of the actual driving lights require sufficient electrical knowledge and is best left to professionals.