Anybody believe in coincidences ? My wife's 04 Cooper [38k] was problem free, until I changed the radio/cd...... started the car, no power steering. Next day it was OK for a while. Didn't make any odd noises, no smell of burning. I have just been reading all of the PSP horror stories on the internet. I will try and see how far I get with BMW, not very optimistic though. Are there any ways you can check if the PSP is shot, other than pay BMW daft money for a diagnostic check ? I assume there must be volts at the PSP when the engine starts, probably impossible to get a meter anywhere near the pump as it seems to be well hidden.