Glad it was helpful! I'm sure you've discovered by now how "squirrelly"
MINI's get (in fact, all BMW's get) when the battery starts to fail. My
MINI battery started to go bad a few months ago, and the car developed many
odd habits until it was replaced! One big thing is, every time you turn
the steering wheel, the power steering pump kicks on, and draws down the
battery. The new battery will cure any of those odd happenings almost
My other car (BMW 540i) also adopted a real "Jekyll and Hyde" personality
when the battery was on it's way out. Lights flashed on and off, the
computers started giving odd orders to the transmission and HVAC systems,
etc. It was interesting to see the similarities between the Big Bimmer and
the MINI Bimmer while this was going on!
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