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Why won't my Mini Cooper start

The lights flicker and windows come down when ignition is swicthed on. I have fully charged the battery but it has not solved the problem.

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This may be an issue with the key fob or an issue with the starter. is the engine turning over? it seems that the car can be put on "On" mode, but not "Start" mode. I would check the key fob and the starter (if the engine does not turn over). Also, check to see if the car computer is issuing any check engine codes. You may have to take it to the dealer.

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SOURCE: 2005 Mini Cooper won't start battery is fully charged

I found solution. In my case problem was with connection next to the small electronic module next to the gear wheel. It is module directing red light in proper 'P', 'R', 'N' and 'D' letter.

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