A quick search in the forum revealed nothing:
Over the last month I've been able to operate the power steering, and full beam headlights etc with the engine switched off. To achieve this I have started the engine, switched it off (but without taking the key out) and turned the key to the last position before switching the engine back on.
One dealer has said this isn't normal and replaced the power steering pump, funnily enough it didn't solve the problem and I wasn't expecting it to.
Another dealer has said this is normal.
If it is normal, this is fine although it is odd it took me two years to discover the occurence.
If it isn't normal - I don't like the sound of the electronics operating when they shouldn't, in case they don't operate when they should.
Any advice? - haven't had the chance to check another MINI.