dashboard lights issues!! - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > Maintenance & MINI Care


Maintenance & MINI Care
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
Questions and advice on keeping your MINI in top shape, from engine oil to body wax

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dashboard Lights MartinH32 Second Generation Faults & Fixes 5 Nov 17th, 2008 06:28 PM
dashboard lights markyboy118 First Generation Interior & Ice 1 Apr 18th, 2008 06:01 PM
Dashboard lights Have come on, Please help! minibbb First Generation Faults & Fixes 9 Aug 30th, 2006 08:39 AM
Dashboard Lights tom999 First Generation MINI Cooper 3 Feb 28th, 2005 11:30 AM
Dashboard lights... Mattia First Generation Faults & Fixes 6 Dec 18th, 2003 12:25 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jan 12th, 2012, 03:38 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6
Local Time: 04:44 PM
Question dashboard lights issues!!

Hi
I have a mini one 2001. Over last few days the lights on the dashboard have been coming on and off without reason. For eg indicators work outside car but not inside, same for when i put headlights on, work outside but not inside. Tyre pressure light came on, got tyres to right pressure but then it wouldnt go off. Like I said, it has been random over last few days but now all the time.. any ideas please... dont really want to take to dealer for a simple issue...
Cheers
eoin71uk
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jan 12th, 2012, 06:00 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,686
Local Time: 05:44 PM
United Kingdom Male
How old is your battery? if is the original 2001 BMW battery it will be near end of its life and can cause what you are describing even though it can still start the car. Mine is a 2002 Mini and the original battery failed last month, modern cars like the Mini have much electronics which can be affected in strange ways by low battery power.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Jan 12th, 2012, 06:28 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6
Local Time: 04:44 PM
mini is old but battery is new less than year old, also back lights are staying on for 5 minutes plus once car has been locked and left
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Jan 12th, 2012, 07:36 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,686
Local Time: 05:44 PM
United Kingdom Male
May be worth checking the BC1 for damp/corrosion, bad connections, also any bad earth connections, water ingress to light units, etc, more details here:
The BC1 (Body Control Unit) - Forums
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Jan 13th, 2012, 01:43 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6
Local Time: 04:44 PM
I have had a look at the bc1 there is no sign of water damage, i checked connections and fiddled a bit and indicator lights came back on, they are still random but garage did a diagnostic check and said i would need a bc1 which would cost me all in all 550 and could not guarantee that would be what it was. Do not have this kind of money at the moment. So will have to wait. Am i actually doing car any damage driving whilst in this state? Any other advice?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Jan 13th, 2012, 04:10 PM
mab01uk's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 5,686
Local Time: 05:44 PM
United Kingdom Male
If you read the link I posted above, there are details of where you can pick up reconditioned and used BC1 for a lot less than that but would still need programming/coding to your Mini which Dealer are not always willing to do with used parts, so best done by a independent auto electrician with the access to the specialist BMW software.

It could be just something like a bad earth, connection or damp in some other control module or wiring connector around the car though. These faults can be difficult to trace even for a garage with diagnostics especially when intermittent!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Tags:



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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dashboard Lights MartinH32 Second Generation Faults & Fixes 5 Nov 17th, 2008 06:28 PM
dashboard lights markyboy118 First Generation Interior & Ice 1 Apr 18th, 2008 06:01 PM
Dashboard lights Have come on, Please help! minibbb First Generation Faults & Fixes 9 Aug 30th, 2006 08:39 AM
Dashboard Lights tom999 First Generation MINI Cooper 3 Feb 28th, 2005 11:30 AM
Dashboard lights... Mattia First Generation Faults & Fixes 6 Dec 18th, 2003 12:25 PM

» Hot Topics This Week
2nd Gen Front Grilles - (249 replies)
New Online Magazine for Track Day Enthusiasts - (21 replies)
Warning lights - (18 replies)
Carbon build up on inlet valves - (17 replies)
Runflats?! - (14 replies)
» Recent Threads
57 Cooper S boot and passenger door
Aug 23rd, 2014 01:07 PM
Last post by **KOOPERS57**
Today 04:42 PM
6 Replies, 633 Views
What is this sound? R53
Yesterday 12:04 AM
by gmb
Last post by heathwebbo
Today 04:18 PM
4 Replies, 323 Views
New car seats
Today 03:13 PM
Last post by Markal93
Today 03:13 PM
0 Replies, 24 Views
Mammoth, Devils Postpile, Yosemite Road Trip September 20-21 2014
Jun 21st, 2014 11:55 PM
Last post by m3dragon
Today 02:48 PM
2 Replies, 673 Views
2nd Gen Front Grilles
Dec 31st, 2007 03:15 PM
Last post by jwhite0393
Today 12:37 PM
249 Replies, 44,748 Views
Runflats?!
Aug 9th, 2014 09:29 AM
Last post by davidscott
Today 12:31 PM
14 Replies, 1,496 Views
Carbon build up on inlet valves
Dec 11th, 2012 01:53 PM
Last post by cristo
Today 11:51 AM
17 Replies, 3,636 Views
Changing my seats!
Today 11:42 AM
Last post by Markal93
Today 11:42 AM
0 Replies, 85 Views
R53 basic mods
Yesterday 08:54 PM
Last post by mtj2k
Today 11:42 AM
1 Replies, 204 Views
Sell dumps Many Country For ATM Cashout: http://www.vcvv.org/
Today 10:38 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:38 AM
0 Replies, 81 Views
SELL CVV GOOD balance !!! http://sellccvv.com/
Today 10:37 AM
by dumps30
Last post by dumps30
Today 10:37 AM
0 Replies, 64 Views
Stop start problem
Yesterday 04:23 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 07:36 AM
2 Replies, 245 Views
Hey admins!
Aug 31st, 2014 11:32 AM
by doxbike
Last post by timp
Today 05:18 AM
5 Replies, 363 Views
Halo Hedlights??
Aug 29th, 2014 04:25 AM
by dsakko
Last post by dsakko
Yesterday 11:39 PM
8 Replies, 507 Views
Facelift LED rear lights
Nov 12th, 2010 04:02 PM
by ARC
Last post by Willhall1989
Yesterday 11:14 PM
2 Replies, 1,554 Views
Air con valve?
Aug 8th, 2014 08:03 PM
Last post by leslie green
Yesterday 10:07 PM
2 Replies, 426 Views
engine/turbo steam/smoke
Yesterday 09:43 PM
Last post by dtwst150
Yesterday 09:43 PM
0 Replies, 149 Views
Urgent Help Please - Failed MOT on CO emissions
Yesterday 12:30 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 07:42 PM
1 Replies, 264 Views
Thought id play with lights coz I was bored
Yesterday 01:54 AM
Last post by NottsaboutMINI
Yesterday 07:10 PM
2 Replies, 333 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:44 PM.



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