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PostSubject: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty25th February 2019, 17:20

My 2008 R56 Mini Cooper S (had from New).
has this fault now for a while.
I frequently have to set the date, time, etc. When I use the car the next day all the settings have gone and have to set it all up again.
It’s got to the stage now I don’t bother setting it up.
Guys any ideas
My hunch it’s the Battery as it’s 10yrs now!!!
But I don’t have any issues Starting the car.
Help!!
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty25th February 2019, 17:49

It does sound like it could be the battery Len, might be worth giving Will at TWG a call to see what he thinks Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty25th February 2019, 18:01

Hi Len, I used to get this message on my clubbie for well over a year until I sold it, dealers always said give it a really long run but it still came up, not everytime I used it. Then spoke to a guy who seemed to know his stuff and told me one of the battery terminals (I can't remember which) has a sensor built in and is often the cause and not the battery. Could be your issue. Are there any fault codes as he checked mine and found one (can't remember the number) and no warning lights present but said it was the sensor..

If the battery I'd have thought you'd have starting problems! Or Will (TWG) might have an idea.

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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty25th February 2019, 19:23

Yeah that'll be the battery, ten years is good going! Do you do lots of short journeys?

Mine did that when it was getting on.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty25th February 2019, 19:41

Thanks guys for your info & input. Dave I will give Will a ring to see what he thinks
But as suggested it’s looking towards the Battery (sensor). Which I assume you have to change the battery itself!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty25th February 2019, 19:49

Yes I do, do short journeys, but becourse I do low miles, I try to fit in long journeys too. If you understand what I mean. But thank for your input George.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty25th February 2019, 20:13

Yeah I get you! £50 for a new one plus whatever it costs to code it to the car and jobs a good un!
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty25th February 2019, 20:35

Hi Len

We keep both GPs plugged in on trickle charge optimisers to prevent the batteries going low as they don’t get use for the winter/6 months at a time. 

10 year battery affraid its done well
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty26th February 2019, 18:29

Thanks Chris for your help and all you guys
I rang Will, but he out. Will have to ring him again tomorrow.

Dave on my Mini I don’t get any codes displayed. Looking up this sensor lead it looks like it’s built into the -ve lead.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty26th February 2019, 18:53

Cable number 1 should be the one, guess if the battery is 10yrs old it won’t be its best. We had one last 15yrs on a Nissan Micra.... Battery or Not!! 9b415010

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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty26th February 2019, 19:47

L8OEN wrote:
Thanks Chris for your help and all you guys
I rang Will, but he out. Will have to ring him again tomorrow.

Dave on my Mini I don’t get any codes displayed. Looking up this sensor lead it looks like it’s built into the -ve lead.

TWG is very busy there at the moment. Just pick up the Cooper from there this afternoon and had to wait 4 weeks for her to get new discs and brake pads. Hope you get it sorted and we see you soon at an event
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty26th February 2019, 21:18

Brill Dave, think now I’ve got all the info I need now.
Also found an Indepentant Mini Agent only 2miles away.
So plan on a visit there. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty26th February 2019, 21:43

I will see you at Brooklands Chris thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty26th February 2019, 21:55

L8OEN wrote:
I will see you at Brooklands Chris thumbs up

I've still got the Chipex for you Len ... don't let me forget.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty26th February 2019, 22:11

No problems Neil, I’ll remind you nearer the time
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty28th February 2019, 15:03

Spoke to Will at TWG. Assured me it’s the Battery (10yrs) any slight voltage drop will cause alsorts of electrical related issues. Booked in with him for fault+Service.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery or Not!!   Battery or Not!! Empty4th April 2019, 22:44

Had my car Serviced at TWG today. Thank you Will, as always with great respect & care.

NEW BATTERY fitted and everythings back to working normal. ie storing all the electronic info, etc and not losing it each time I turn the ignition off.
Wonderful!!
Again thanks to Will at TWG.
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