First time post here and I'm hoping for some ideas to a problem I'm expriencing in my '05 Cooper S.
Basically, sometimes when I start the car the I notice the following;
- No dials (speedo, tacho, oil temp, oil pressure, engine temp and fuel) move
- No dash lights (but headlights are still on)
- No air-con fuctions
- No indicators
- Check engine light is on and stays on
Everything else seems to work as normal.
It's been to the mechanics and no problems could be found. They held onto it for over a week and the problem never showed up for them.
I've been reading for a while and although I haven't found any others with matching syptmons I've noticed many with strange electrical problems being caused by water damage to the BC1. Most of the time it was in the earlier models and my car is '05. I managed to get a picture behing the bonnet release - can anyone who is familiar with the BC1 tell me if this car has the protector that was later added?
Link to photo on flickr (sorry it's in 2 bits as I dont' have 15 posts yet):
As a first step I was hoping that this could be identified without needing to remove the surrounding plastic.
Would really appreciate any help on this!