Is there anybody technical that might be able to help?
A friend has a Mini Cooper (05 plate). I noticed the other day when she'd parked and locked her car with the remote central locking that her brake lights were still on.
My first thought was a sticky brake pedal switch (too easy). But when she came back and unlocked the car to check things the indicators flashed and the brake lights went out.
I wasn't imagining things, the lights were on for a few minutes, so it wasn't a coincidence that they went off when she pressed the button. She doesn't have anything else electrical installed in the car (non-factory) that could be interfering but when I saw it clearly wasn't the brake pedal switch my next thought was ECU.
Does anyone else have an assessment, or has anyone else had this problem or seen it before?
She tells me this isn't the first time she's returned to her car and the brake lights have been on. The car's still in warranty so I expect she'll take it to the dealer and have them diagnose it.
Does anyone have any thoughts?