mini one d problems with dash instruments? - MINI Cooper Forum

Second Generation MINI One D MINI One Diesel 2009 - Present

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Local Time: 03:53 PM
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom
 
mini one d problems with dash instruments?

Hi i am new to this but have a 2006 mini one d and most recently have started having problems when driving as the needles on fuel gage,speedometers keep flickering up to half way and back down.also the lights on the gauges go bright and then dim when this happens.sometimes it does it when i accelerate other times randomly when crusing at a steady speed! not sure if this is electrical its only started doing it since the winter and i had a new alternator fitted last year and have recently had battery charged up? please help as dont want to have to take into bmw and be charged the earth for what hopefully is only a minor problem???
minnimace is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:45 PM
MINI2 Master
 
mab01uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Local Time: 04:53 PM
Posts: 5,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
You say you had the battery charged up but has it been fully tested for output under load and is it the original BMW battery........on a modern car like the Mini the battery may start the car ok but not be able to maintain power for all the other electrical items in constant use like the power steering pump, etc.
mab01uk is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 2012, 04:25 PM
MINI2 Privilege Member
MINI2 Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Local Time: 04:53 PM
Posts: 3,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 50 Post(s)

United Kingdom Male
 
Could be due to dampness, with all the rain we've been having in the drought, or earthing problems, after the winter road salt has done its job in the engine bay, check for any loose connections or connectors where the covers / sleeves arent fitted and sealing the joint properly meaning wet could have got in and check for corrosion at any wiring earth screws etc.
The Nun is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 14th, 2012, 11:05 AM
MINI2 Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Local Time: 04:53 PM
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

United Kingdom
 
Hi, I have the same problem with my mini one, did you sort it ? If so how please
pinkminilady is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2012, 02:44 PM
A Landy in a Mini No More
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Driffield, E Yorks
Local Time: 04:53 PM
Posts: 52
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

England Male View Muddywheels's Classified Ads
 
I have noticed dimmer/brighter dash lights on my new mini too

2012 Highclass Grey Mini One 1.6D "Pepper Pack" with "Your Soda" bonnet stripe & mirror caps
2010 Grey 3.0 TDV6 HSE RRS + 2010 Elddis Crusader Twin Axle Caravan
Muddywheels is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MINI Cooper Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
instruments Problems (electric) MiniBimmer First Generation Faults & Fixes 1 Apr 10th, 2007 05:54 PM
Instruments going crazy Alpaca First Generation Faults & Fixes 9 Apr 27th, 2005 10:59 AM
VDO Additional Instruments SnakePhil First Generation Interior & Ice 25 Oct 9th, 2003 09:05 PM
Musical Instruments white General Discussion 13 Sep 14th, 2003 07:56 PM
Aux Instruments, an alternative Ady First Generation Interior & Ice 6 Oct 13th, 2002 07:09 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome