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My 08 MC/S turbo had the evaporator &dryer replaced. Now the steering wheel moves easily when parked, engine off. When started, the car wants to turn left, without the driver moving the st wh. Also, when the engine is cut off, the wipers come on and will not turn off using the lever, and the radio will not shut off automatically, when the driver door is opened. It seems like my key does not slide in as easy now. I haven’t checked to see if the headlights, etc still come on at dusk and go off by themselves. I’m taking it back to the mechanic tomorrow morning, (Thursday) June 21. I appreciate your help. I’m so upset about my car. I’ve owned it since bought new in 2008, and been it's only driver. It’s one of the last things my husband bought me before his death, Feb, 2011. I hope you can help me. Thank you.
I’m not sure I got all of my info on the above question space. I had the evaporator and dryer replaced on my 08 Mini Cooper S. When I picked it up Monday, I saw the DSC light was on meaning it was deactivated. I tried pushing the button and it will not go back to activated status. He said he loosened the screws near that button. Also my blinkers will not automatically turn off when a turn is made, my steering seems to have play in it. All these years, when entering my car, I was unable to move the steering wheel before starting it. Now it will move and when idling, I can move it more freely. Also, my key does not slide in and out as free as before. The mechanic didn’t use the key to start and stop the engine, only the button. Is it possible the dash is not aligned quite right? I’m taking it back to him Thursday (tomorrow) and I’m really worried. I’m a widow, on a fixed income, and I’m very concerned about my car. I’ve never had any repairs done to it till now.
I just had my evaporator replaced and now my DSC indicator light is on, saying the system is off, according to the manual. How do I get the stability system back on? Also my turn signals turn on but do not cut off when I turn the corner.
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the passenger door won't unlock with the remote
There is no spark from the coils. It turns over but doesn’t fire. Just driving one day and got home and it wouldn’t start. I have changed the ignition coil. I reset the computer.
When you crank it with go dead a few times, when riving the engine up and when it goes under 2000rpm motor with die then as well. Once I am able to give it gas it will pops like backfire. Once the car stays cranked and warms up it doesn't do it anymore. Only when you crank it after setting for hours at a time is when the problem with cranking happens
Hello. My Mini Cooper was running the smoke came out from the back thn it lost power and the engine switch it self off. Thn I checked the plugs plug no 3 had oil and plug no 4 burned what is the problem?
My center console that controls the heating and air condioning is not lighting up or working? Mini cooper S 2003
Was teaching sister to dive it(Manual)and after several stalling out it just wouldn’t start is when the problem started along with overheating which was just the thermostat. Had to clean out the throttle position sensor with brake cleaner a few days after I first got the car which fixed the very sluggish ecceletation. Now it just won’t start.
when the car is first put in reverse, the backup alarm sounds as though there is something right there behind the car even though there is nothing there. The alarm doesn't stay on the entire time it's in reverse, just for the first few seconds or so it sounds steadily. Could this just be because there may be something stuck in there, or is it a known issue that would require more extensive work?
The a/c started going on and off. It would slow down, cut off, kick back on....Now it rarely kicks on. The air is cold when it turns on. The heat is hot when it kicks on. The temp of air has not been a problem. The heat will blow very minimal in the morning. Blower? louver? I know it is something very minimal...No leaks. when I am around buildings that echo my car there is a high pitch sound. Can not hear that otherwise. Only hear sound between buildings or cars etc.
2006 Mini Cooper S. When I changed the time fo daylight savings, my total mileage display went to a trip mileage instead. I want to have the display to always show the total number of miles on the car. How do I get the display to reflect the total miles and stay that way instead of trip miles.
Hi there,. I've owned the car for 4 years and this has never happened before. I started the car this morning, and at first I thought it might just be the fan playing up, as I put the fan speed on full blast and I heard a little "whirring" (like it was starting up) noise, then nothing, but I could feel heat coming through the vents. It's never overheated. My car also has heated seats, and they are now not working either. I haven't tried it again since I got to work, but any advice would be really appreciated.
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