Don’t check your calendars. DIY Friday is a day earlier this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. We’ll be back to the normal schedule next week.

One of the more improved accessories with the R56 has to be the JCW Shift Indicator lights. Where the previous version was big, bulky and rather out of place on the R53, it’s now subtle and integrated on the R56. It also makes a bit more sense on the R56 (rather than the R53) due to the quick revving nature of the engine.

The kit retails for $260 but can be had cheaper if you check with a few MotoringFile sponsors. And as pointed out in the comments, it has also been successfully retrofitted to the R53.

[ JCW Gear Shift Indicator Retrofit ] Official MINI PDF