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you can try to go through the window gap with long tools such as a big easy lock out tool or a long reach serpentine belt tool. Some times we also use a tiny light on a long bendable wand or a digital borescope to better see lock latch assembly inside of the door. Worst case I have seen where inside door panel has been removed with door shut (often damaging it) or panel cut for better access.
Need to inspect/diagnose problem. Many things such ad caliper piston or slide, brake hose internally collapse or even a ABS or proportioning valve issue occasionally can cause a lock up. If you are not equipped to check and diagnose the ABS/brake system we are and have both GM factory scanners and FREE Loaner cars call Theresa 757-456-0722
do you have any other codes or warning lights? has battery lost charge recently or any repairs been done
What do you mean by lid? and gasket for what, there are many gaskets
remove wet air filter, throttle body inlet boot/tube and spark plugs and slowly by hand with socket and large ratchet or breaker bar, then after rotated at least twice by hand, crank engine for about 30 second with spark plugs out until no water seen coming out spark plug holes. If you did not run through water then you must diagnose and repair source of water such leaking intake, intake or head gasket. If you need help diagnosing and repairing and would like a FREE LOANER car, van or SUV please call Roy or David at 757-456-0722
Most should last longer than 6-7 years and especially longer than 1 year unless there is something else causing it to fail such as over pressurization or improperly mounted or foreign object impact/chaffing. I checked and no current TSBs nor are there any common/frequently reported problems on evaporators on 2006 Mini Cooper S ( I am a inspector for insurance/warranty companies and in the BMW/Mini dealers all the time and to the best of my knowledge not a frequent common failure, as well as any competent shop would have at least a 2 year warranty on most of their repairs. Is car in Bahrain or you or both? If car is here in Virginia Beach and you would like a FREE Loaner vehicle while being diagnosed and repaired, please call ASE Blue Seal Certified CarMasters 757-456-0722 for Roy or Jim RET USN, ASE Master Automotive and Master Collision, ASE Advance Performance, ASE Service Consultant & Parts Specialist, ASE Collision estimator, ASE Undercar Specialist, ASE Light Diesel, ASE Medium/Heavy Truck technician, Virginia State Police Vehicle Safety Inspector and VA courts accepted expert witness for national corporations.
Anything that fails that puts extra fuel into the exhaust that makes the converter(s) work harder than normal to burn off excessive fuel will make the converters hotter which can make them fails. If fuel injector not working properly and put too much unburnt fuel as can also a bad MAF or throttle body depending on how each fails and they could make engine too rich or too lean (lean make engine hotter and can burn valves or pistons, rich makes converter hotter until it fails, If you need it diagnosed and repaired and would like a FREE LOANER VEHICLE just call Roy 757-456-0722
Many thing can cause misfires as simple as low and dirty oil and the cam actuators wont work properly or other things such as: Vacuum Leaks Cam Actuator PCM/ECM Wiring Engine Mechanical Fuel Injector Ignition Coil Spark Plug If you need it diagnosed and repaired and would like a FREE LOANER VEHICLE just call Roy 757-456-0722
Need to know if it is RWD or AWD and if it is a V-6 or a V-8, How do you know that the alternator is bad? There is a MEGA fuse as well as could have a wiring problem, also PCM also has charging input. If you need it diagnosed and repaired and would like a FREE LOANER VEHICLE just call Roy 757-456-0722
Sounds like a bad ground or socket and back feeding when lights are flashed by FOB. Try using power probe or jumper and giving ground and see if they work then.