Electrical haywire when starting on cold mornings
I have a 2009 mini cooper clubman that has recently started going haywire when trying to start it on cold mornings (below 32 degrees F). The doors unlock just fine and when I initially push the start button it acts as if it is going to start (all the lights come on and dashboard lights up) but when I continue to hold the button to start it the electric system starts to go haywire with error messages flashing, key no longer recognized and the engine just clicks like the battery is dead. This will continue for a minute or two despite me not pushing the button anymore and will eventually drain the battery. It does not do this when it is a warmer morning and I am at a loss here. Any suggestions?