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Old Nov 22nd, 2011, 12:37 PM
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Unhappy Big Problem, Help Appreciated!

Hi all, not sure where to post this but last night while i was driving along the abs and asc lights came on at the same time, so i pulled over and turned the engine off,

i then tried to turn it back on but it wouldn't it was clicking and the headlights were flashing, then 10 minutes later it started so i proceeded to drive off, half a mile later the same thing happened, so i pulled in and noticed that the power steering had failed completely too!

After an hour waiting for a relative to help it started again, and i drove, with my relative the few miles home, i took it to the garage this morning and they said they will have a look at it, but i have a 400 mile round trip this weekend and was hoping that one of you guys may be able to help out by letting me know whats wrong and a rough price if possible! And also if you think it could be fixed before Friday?

Many Thanks, Billy
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How old is your battery?
First thing to check as much of what you describe can be caused by a failing battery.
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It's a 54 plate, been in the family since new, as far as i'm aware the battery hasn't ever been replaced - if that is the problem then that's saved me a lot of money! Thanks
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5-7 years is average battery life so if original it is nearing end of life and winter months put extra load on with lights, heater, etc in use..........make sure the battery is checked/replaced first as some garages not familiar with Mini's may do lots of other unnecessary work!
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Ok will let them know when they next ring (probably to tell me they still haven't had the time to look at it!) thanks a lot! Much appreciated
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