After awful problems with the central locking and an auto electrician later the locking still kept locking and then unlocking straight away , even when manually using the key. Everyone has given up trying to find the problem
Today i thought i would take out the BCM1 as this looks the most likely culprit. Took it out and had a look at the circuit board but looked ok.
Put it back in the car and the central locking now does not work from the fob but does work from the key finally so i can lock the car all round
However, now the windows wont work and random indicators are flashing around the car so clearly the BCM1 is knackered
Can i swap this for a second hand BCM1 unit??? Im not bothered about having remote central locking as long as it works on the key to avoid re-programming costs as minisparesuk have second hand ones in stock. The car is a Mini cooper CVT and the date on the BCM1 is a year after the car was manufactured so its already had one at some stage!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any advice is appreciated as im not sure its worth putting £600+ into the car given its age and milage