Hi all I have a 2005 mini cooper, I came down the other morning to find both my windows were down added to which it had been raining so a soaked interior plus someone had helped themselves to all my cds plus radio facia !!!!!
Im just wondering if self opening windows had happened to anyone else out there ???
I'm glad this has happened to somebody else (although obviously I'm not as it shouldn't happen), but over the last 4 days I've gone to my Mini One (a Sept 2003 model) only to find the central locking undone and the windows right down. I've taken it to BMW and had to demand they have a look at it as they didn't believe me - just got a "your keys must have been in your handbag and the remote was depressed". My keys had been in my front door all night and not touched!
Does anybody know if this is a recognised problem with the Mini so I've got some ammunition to fire at BMW!
Hint; look under the search function for "Christine" as in the haunted car described by Stephen King. There are many, many entries describing similar problems. It can usually be attributed to a fault in the MINIs electronic control unit. BMW and dealers know full well the source of your problems and are just playing silly b*ggers to avoid coughing up for cars under warranty.
Indeed, the problem is the electronic body control module that takes care of all the electronic controls as windows.....
Also Audi TT's have a reputation on this as they suffer the same problems (mayby the same manufacturer of the electronics ?).
maybe it has something to do with water ingress??? Has it been raining overnight (i think your first post says it has) during the failure or maybe after a car wash??? If so, maybe the dealer should look into this??? Is it possible to open the windows by holding the outside key in the unlock position?? I hear Land rover have this problem on some of their vehicles, water into the door unlock switch??????
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