Alright, I have just come back from a 600 mile roadtrip and I have noticed somat on my mini that I dont like. Whilst driving at night on the motorway, when I go to change lanes I would use my indicator/turn signals and I would end up flashing my brights. I kept on doing it enough that I ended up just not using my signals when I overtook anyone. It may have been coz I was tired but even when I thought about it I seemed to be pulling it for some reason. I think its the shape of the thing that makes me tend to pull it. Has anyone else had this problem?
Oh and I just proof read this B4 posting and I am sure some of the above will be quoted out of context
I did it myself a couple of times, It maybe the shape or the angle that causes the indicator to come towards the driver when pressed downwards. It is angled up quite a bit more than my previous car, plus the feel is softer and requires less pressure to operate. I just chaulked it up to being new a car and I'll adjust to it !
2006 Solar Red/Silver Cooper
Silver Mirrors and Stripe, F&R Fogs, Delta Spoke Wheels
haven't noticed the flashing problem myself, i'd say it's probably just something you get used to and perhaps it depends on how the stalks behaved in the car you drove previously.
i have noticed another slightly annoying stalk issue; when driving with your highbeams on, and a car's approaching i tend not to be able to get the highbeams off fast enough not to flash the guy for a millisecond or two - i guess i'm used to them switching off as soon as you pull the lever towards you. in the MINI they don't switch off until you're releasing the lever again. anyone noticed that? they switch on right away, just not off. probably another thing just to get used to.
cooper s '05
x brg/white/chrome, cordoba/anthracite/chrome, flik wasp 17x7
x delivered july 26th 2005 cooper '02 replaced
x brg/white, R83 white, chrome, cordoba
x built june 21st, arrived july 15th on the traviata, delivered july 26th 2002
I've inadvertently knocked my headlights off when indicating, I think it's because of the notches on the end of the indicator stalk, if you catch one with your finger you can rotate the switch rather than push it up.
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