Intermittent Electric Problems in '05 Cooper S - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Faults & Fixes > First Generation Faults & Fixes


First Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Oct 28th, 2012, 04:46 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
Local Time: 07:36 AM
Australia
DIY Intermittent Electric Problems in '05 Cooper S

Hello,

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):
ht
tp://tinyurl.com/9kka8dt

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!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Oct 28th, 2012, 04:54 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
Local Time: 07:36 AM
Australia
Photo Attached

Sorry, just realised I can attach a photo rather than link it.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0086 comp.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	23.4 KB
ID:	164879  
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Oct 29th, 2012, 12:45 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,725
Local Time: 11:36 PM
United Kingdom Male
Hard to see, you need to look down more.....I think I can see part of what may be the black plastic water shield, a 2005 MINI should anyway have this fitted as standard unless it was removed and not replaced. There have however been cases of water hidden in cavities under the carpet 'wicking' up the cloth covered cable looms into the BC1 connectors causing problems and this would not be prevented by the later water shield on top.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 09:49 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
Local Time: 07:36 AM
Australia
Hi mab01uk. Thanks for the reply, been flat out all week and haven't had a chance to get to this forum.

Sounds like it's worth taking the panel off and checking the BC1 for water damage despite being a model where the water sheild should be standard.

I'm guessing that previous water damage can continue to cause problems even though the car is now garaged and the weather here (Perth, Western Australia) is fairly warm?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Nov 2nd, 2012, 10:00 AM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,725
Local Time: 11:36 PM
United Kingdom Male
Worth checking for any past corrosion causing issues in the BC1 wiring connectors, etc, and to ensure everything is dry and making good contact.......water from any previous windscreen/door/sunroof leaks can sometimes collect under the carpet in the underfloor cavities where cables run and remain trapped there, even in a nice warm climate, soaking the cables, etc.
The BC1 (Body Control Unit) - Forums
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
IMPORTANT. Have you had a power steering pump failure? Please vote YES or NO!!!
Jan 22nd, 2004 11:45 AM
by waynef
Last post by jowev
Today 10:28 PM
1,112 Replies, 337,490 Views
2015 Countryman
Today 09:15 PM
Last post by Canadianboy95
Today 09:15 PM
0 Replies, 40 Views
What type of person drives a MCS
Oct 27th, 2006 02:14 PM
by popey
Last post by drmdtsap
Today 08:38 PM
81 Replies, 4,127 Views
Issue with mini 2005 convertible roof
Yesterday 03:16 PM
by boppu
Last post by Mid Life Mini
Today 07:49 PM
4 Replies, 329 Views
bolt on bhp
Today 04:08 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 06:03 PM
2 Replies, 127 Views
Fitting a Bugaboo in a Mini Cooper 2011
Today 02:37 PM
Last post by nidawaseem
Today 02:37 PM
0 Replies, 106 Views
New comer with some questions..
Yesterday 01:31 AM
by mcoop
Last post by davidscott
Today 11:47 AM
3 Replies, 359 Views
H7r vs factory xenon
Today 10:59 AM
by Nickgo
Last post by Nickgo
Today 10:59 AM
0 Replies, 109 Views
Central locking problem Locks then unlocks straight away
Yesterday 02:45 PM
by Skitos
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 07:12 AM
2 Replies, 235 Views
No power under 4000 rpm and hard start
Yesterday 10:39 PM
Last post by burnstar
Today 06:59 AM
1 Replies, 231 Views
Winter Tire Recommendation
Yesterday 12:21 AM
by Jason04
Last post by cristo
Yesterday 07:58 PM
1 Replies, 368 Views
loss of radio reception
Oct 28th, 2014 07:00 PM
by k3fus
Last post by k3fus
Yesterday 07:43 PM
2 Replies, 359 Views
How do you actually know if you have heated wing mirrors?
Oct 14th, 2014 12:32 PM
Last post by mj2k
Yesterday 07:39 PM
6 Replies, 748 Views
Programming guide
Yesterday 06:42 PM
Last post by Wheelnut3104
Yesterday 06:42 PM
0 Replies, 226 Views
Best private / personalized plate?
Aug 14th, 2002 08:22 AM
Last post by french01
Yesterday 05:34 PM
1,259 Replies, 91,629 Views
Things I've bought ,added or stolen
Yesterday 04:03 PM
by sirron
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 04:17 PM
1 Replies, 237 Views
Engine Coolant Circulating?
Oct 28th, 2014 06:48 PM
by sp8600
Last post by sp8600
Yesterday 11:57 AM
2 Replies, 366 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Yesterday 10:21 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 11:06 AM
1 Replies, 235 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Yesterday 11:02 AM
Last post by kippax_ffl
Yesterday 11:02 AM
0 Replies, 189 Views
HELP > Sticky windows
Yesterday 10:50 AM
by jj10
Last post by jj10
Yesterday 10:50 AM
0 Replies, 190 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:36 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2