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MINI Cooper, Electrical, Interior, Lights, Hatchback
Oct 22, 2008 (6:13 am)
I asked at a friend's repair shop this morning and those codes are not in their OBD II lists either, so I started digging around. The codes from P1610 to P1620 are something called SBDS Interactive codes across all makes. SBDS stands for Service Bay Diagnostic System, which is what lets you read codes about what's going on in your car. So I'm guessing that those codes are indicating that something is wrong with your onboard diagnostics system.
I have seen some reference to a "software fault" with regards to these so I'm thinking my guess is not too far off.
#14 of 22 Re: From what I can find [pf_flyer]
Oct 22, 2008 (4:02 pm)
Well my speedo and tac are not working. I will assume this will be a dealer only thing. Thanks for your help
#15 of 22 Bonnet and hatch light
Mar 31, 2010 (9:34 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Cooper S Convertible and the bonnet/hatch indicator light is on. And it flashes when the headlights come on. Any suggestions? The bonnet and trunk are both closed securely.
Thanks for any help.
#16 of 22 Instruments Dropping Out
May 24, 2010 (12:00 pm)
I have a 2005 Cooper "S". On 3 occasions now, some of the instruments have stopped working, and then started again. The symptoms are, the temperature gauge goes to full "hot", the tach swings to zero and the speedo stops working. The actual water temperature is normal. There is no overheating, I have measured it with a thermometer. The engine runs just fine. Then, without any warning, the situation is corrected. I took it to the dealership. They had no idea but suggested I get a new thermostat and/or a new ECU! Is there any history of bad electrical grounds on Minis? If so, where do I look? I had a similar instrument cluster problem on a Neon a few years back, and it was traced to poor electrical contact of a ground wire onto the radiator core support.
#17 of 22 Re: Instruments Dropping Out [mjr4]
Aug 13, 2010 (6:40 am)
Two issues: 1: There is a TSB (technical service bulletin) out on the climate control issue. MINI committed the cardinal sin of "daisy chaining" their ground wires, thereby creating a "ground loop", they ARE charging to effect the repairs.
2: A weak battery can cause all sorts of funkiness with the K-bus, CAN-Bus, I-Bus, D-Bus. Mine just did this, and my symptoms were just as you describe, even with a weak battery it started, and ran perfectly.
One caveat, after replacing my battery, my temperature meter didn't return to normal, it's still stuck at full-range, but everything else is now happy.
#18 of 22 Insturments Resetting!
Feb 21, 2012 (9:05 am)
My 2005 Mini Cooper base is having some problems, When I turn the car off I will hear a loud buzzing noise and when I turn the car back on the instruments have reset them selves, by reset, I mean I need to reset my clock and my trip meters have all been set to zero. The radio still has all my presets, so its not that part.. I'm not sure what the problem is, can anyone help?
#19 of 22 "Passenger Front Airbag is Not On" warning
May 27, 2012 (7:02 am)
This is probably a stupid question but is it normal to have a warning light "Passenger Front Airbag is Not On" (up above, near the map lights) to be on when no one is sitting next to you? The manual says to ask the person in that seat to adjust their position because the seat sensor doesn't detect weight but doesn't address the fact that I'm driving alone. The warning stays on the entire drive and it's freaking me out!
#20 of 22 Re: "Passenger Front Airbag is Not On" warning [kandrive]
May 28, 2012 (6:47 am)
No, it's not normal. I suspect the passenger seat airbag sensor is failing. It was a common issue on thec1st generation Minis.
Question... Does the light go out when someone sits in the seat? If not, then the seat sensor is at fault.
#21 of 22 Re: "Passenger Front Airbag is Not On" warning [busiris]
May 28, 2012 (7:22 am)
Thanks for your reply - I very much appreciate it. I've only had my 2012 MINI Countryman a week so I'll call the dealer. And to answer your question, yes - the light goes off as soon as someone sits in the passenger seat and does not come back on until there is no one sitting there again.
#22 of 22 Re: "Passenger Front Airbag is Not On" warning [kandrive]
May 28, 2012 (9:13 am)
First of all, your Mini is new, so whatever the problem is, it won't cost you anything to get repaired.
Usually one sees the symptoms you describe when they have bags or other items (book bag, etc) in the passenger seat that have enough weight to trigger the sensor, but as the seat has "smart airbag technology", it thinks a child is sitting there, so it disables the airbag to avoid injury in case of a collision.
If the light goes out when an adult sits in the seat, the sensor detects the weight of an adult in the seat.... And enables the airbag.