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  1. Starting problem starting to ANNOY me.

    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...
  2. F56 battery, engine overheating issue

    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...
  3. F56 battery, engine overheating issue

    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...
  4. Infotainment system has been reset after battery recharge.

    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...
  5. Worth it to get cheap OBD reader to replace battery?

    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...
  6. Battery Light Problem

    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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