Have you checked the wiring in the rear passengers footwell where the earth wire for the senders splits in two?Any chance you'd be willing to share please ??
We've tried everything suggested in the thread but still got a red light on empty in the fuel gauge
Getting a code 3 reading but says we have 46 litres in the tank.
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Just as you said, 5 years later, I am looking for an answer...that I can't have, because someone had to pay an astonishing amount of 150£ and did not want to share the information... This persons mini does not deserve him. Shame^^^ Nice attitude to helping people solving their car problems.
Anyone searching this forum in years to come and you've not found a solution, and now have stumbled across this thread, just remember that k3fus may have the answer, but...
I do still have my Mini (with its working fuel gauge) and read this forum, so what’s your point?Just as you said, 5 years later, I am looking for an answer...that I can't have, because someone had to pay an astonishing amount of 150£ and did not want to share the information... This persons mini does not deserve him. Shame
How did you end up fixing it? I have a similar problem on my 2008 mini Cooper s
I have had a problem for several years on my 2005 Cooper S Cabriolet. When I fill up with fuel, 60% of the time the empty tank warning stays on And the gauge remains at empty. This can last several days/journeys/restarts and then it goes out.If the gauge is stuck on Red LED thats caused by wiring not the sender or sensor etc.
The most common issue is the corrosion with wiring get underneath the back seat .
Remove the round cover of the PASSENGER side Sender unit Check the wiring through .
You will have to remove the bottom interior trim .(The long plastic one from back to front)
Follow the wiring which goes underneath the car immediately below the sender unit before goes back in behind the cover you removed.
Check the wiring there because this is caused by a wire corroded possibly touching the chassis causing short circuit which seems like a sender sensor issue..its not.
Once the wire is fixed turn the ignition off replug the sender connector then turn the engine on.
It's important because the vehicle registered as the connector unplugged and carry on showing RED.
Once you plug in back in and turn it on and off BINGO the gauge is back to normal.
This is 99 put of 100 times is the problem.