2004 Cooper Ignition and Brake lights wont turn off
I am completely new to both MINI ownership and this forum, so apologies if this is posted in the wrong place.
I realllyyy need someones help regarding my 2004 Cooper R50.
The other night I parked my car in the garage, returned to it half an hour later and the Brake lights and the ignition are stuck on.
All the dash lights are on (as if the ignition is on) and the brake lights are stuck on.
I have read about the brake 'diode' and BC1 problems causing some symptoms, however, I have taken the BC1 out and its bone dry, and I can't find the 'problematic' diode.
Also, I completely removed and unplugged the BC1, thinking that this was the issue, and the ignition stayed on! Even with the unit unplugged the ignition stays on and will still start. I'm desperate for help as I've owned this car only 2 weeks and now this.
Thanks for your assistance!