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  1. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    My car (r56 2011 mini one) keeps dying we checked alternator is working fine but it dies even after charging and a substancial drive or being left for a couple hours any ideas on what this could be as i have been stuck out a few times and its driving me up the wall
  2. Second Generation Interior & Ice
    Battery went flat on my Mini Cooper Gen2 during lockdown so had to trickle charge it again overnight. The battery now seems fine, but now there's strange things going on with the CD/Radio. • On/Off Volume - Only adjusts the volume. Will not turn off while driving! • Mode button - Unresponsive...
  3. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, i have no idea how to fix a car especially minis. my r60 (2011 all4 s) was working a month ago but it was showing the battery warning light every time i start it, so my friend and I tried replacing the alternator since my battery is 2 months old, now its not working at all. I don't know what...
  4. MINI Faults & Fixes
    Ive had my 2003 Mini for almost one year. Have had no issues what so ever. Until yesterday. I Drove my partner to work and back home (6mile drive). It didnt miss a beat. Parked up on the drive and got on with my day. 11pm i go out to the car, pressed the button on my key to open the car and...
  5. Second Generation Faults & Fixes
    I am building a standalone key fob charger for a 2009 R56 mini as the car is not driven long enough to charge the fobs. I obtained the ignition start/stop (part 61-35-9-299-332) unit from a junk yard and when I opened the unit there are wireless charger and magnetic reader coils inside. Now I am...
  6. First Generation MINI Cooper
    Hi, firstly I'm new here and have a very basic mechanical capacity. My 54 plate Mini Cooper has developed a starting problem over the last 3 months. I came out and turned the key and nothing but a single click. I immediately thought battery and bought a new one for £90. I fitted it and it...
  7. Third Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I got a red battery light on with a message saying there is a battery fault and that the battery is not being charged, take to a mini dealership immediately. This was followed by engine temp is getting hot and i should slow down or something along those line. I had my car towed back to my...
  8. Third Generation Faults & Fixes
    Hi, I got a red battery light on with a message saying there is a battery fault and that the battery is not being charged, take to a mini dealership immediately. This was followed by engine temp is getting hot and i should slow down or something along those line. I had my car towed back to my...
  9. Second Generation MINI One
    Hello, today i needed to use the jump lead to start the car as the battery was flat. It operated by the RAC mechanic from the insurance. Well the reason why the battery died is not a main problem, its been sorted. But after recharged the battery for few minutes, there were some changes in the...
  10. MINI Countryman
    Hey gang, I'm relatively new to Mini ownership. Our 2013 Countryman needs a new battery. I got one from Costco, but in the process of researching how to get the panel off etc to replace the battery, I discovered that the computer needs to be updated so the car changes how charging behaves for a...
  11. Maintenance & MINI Care
    Hi All, Newbie here with a problem that 2 mobile mechanics have been unable to solve, I have a 2004 Mini One R53. About 4 weeks ago on the way back from work my Battery light started flashing on and off at approx 8 second intervals. By the time I got home, approx 3 miles later, it was flashing...
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