Engine Management fuse blows on start up
Hi Mini Forum,
I am a new member and I own a Mini Cooper Sidewalk 1600cc Convertible 2007, Limited Edition.
I wonder if anyone can offer there advice on a small electrical problem that my Mini has developed.
Very occasionally, not every time, fuse 3, 15amp, Engine Management fuse blows on starting the engine.
The engine fires up and tries to start then dies on me. The engine then will not fire when the engine is turned over.
However I replace the fuse and the engine will start with no problem.
I wonder if it could be a component faulty, eg starter motor or could it be a wiring fault.
I have been told that there is no Haynes Manual available for this model so I am unable to find out what components are protected by this fuse.
My local Mini Dealers wanted to take the vehicle in and make investigations on a day to day basis to establish the fault but that could work out to be very costly.
I would be so grateful for any advice given. Thank you.