No power steering, wipers on, speedometer
Good afternoon guys,
Hoping for some advice. My mother has a 2007 BMW mini copper and it has developed a intermittent fault recently.
Sometimes when you start the car it start up ok but the power steering has stopped working, the wipers are on and you can't turn them off, the speedometer is reading fully clockwise, the rev counter is the same and also the fuel gauge.
If you leave the car for 10 mins or so it will start up and be fine, or sometimes you can start it 10 mins later at it will be the same. Leave it for a while and it will be back to normal.
I checked all the ECU/fuse connections for water ingress but it all looked fine. We have snow at the moment and it is very wet so thought it could be that.
When the fault is present, the powers steering, engine management light is on.
Also the engine sounds like it is labouring when it does this, and once it's back to normal it sounds ok!
If its is electrical, how would that stop the power steering from working? Any ideas would be much appreciated.