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Battery symbol warning light comes on a few seconds after car started on

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Alternator on the way out by the sound of it

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Firstly is this a petrol or diesel if it's a diesel it's probably the alternator pulley failure due to collapsed bushes to check this u will need to remove the intercooler to check. If it's ok get hold of a multemeter and place the rd lead on the main pwr lead on the alternator and the black lead on the body of the alternator start the engine if u have battery voltage around 12 vthen the alternator isn't charging. U should see 14vto14.5v this check will work on the petrol

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What do the Dashboard Symbols Mean?


I have a mini cooper and every so often symbols come on when I first start up the car. Evidently this is the only time these symbols come on (versus staying on if there is a problem) which is a hassle, because its hard to remember what they are. But here is a list I found to help other Mini drivers like myself:

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  1. Oil Pressure Warning Light. This symbol light usually is turned on when the ECU of the car detects any problem with the oil pressure. It usually indicates that the engine oil level is too low. Solution: Stop the car immediately, switch off the engine, and wait until the engine is cool down, top up the engine oil if the level is low. If the light is still on, consult any mechanic. P/S: This light is usually on when you switch on the ignition and it should be gone as soon as the engine starts.
  2. Battery Charge Warning Light. If the light is on during the car is running, it indicates that the car batteryis not charge. It could be some faulty of the charging system. Solution: Consult any mechanic.
  3. Brake System Warning Light. If the e-brake or handbrake is engaged, the light will on. If the light remains illuminated after the handbrake is released, it may indicate brake fluid level is low. If the fluid level is correct, it may be the sensor fault.
  4. ABS Warning Light. If the light is on while driving, it indicates a malfunction of the ABS system.Solution: Consult a mechanic as soon as possible.
  5. Warning light - Unidentified problem. Computer or ECU in the car sometimes hardly knows what the problem is. It usually indicates the car needs to be serviced.
  6. Engine Warning Light/OBD Indicator. You can always see this symbol in mostthe cars. If the light is on, it indicates that the car should be serviced. It could probably the engine malfunction or some other problems related to the car engine.
  7. Low Fuel. It's LOWWWWWWWWW FUEL, Please refill!
  8. High Beam Light. This symbol light is on when the driver turn on the high beam mode of the headlights. If the light is on when high beam is off, it could be the sensor's fault.
  9. Windshield Wash Symbols. Most of the new car has windshield wash, therefore this icon is common for most of the cars. The symbol notifies the driver when the windshield wipers are activated.
  10. Windshield Defrost. It is turned on once the driver presses the windshield defrost button.
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  1. Fuel Filter Water Trap. This symbol is normal but ONLY for diesel engines car. If the light is on while driving the car, it indicates water is detected in the fuel filter. Solution: It is usually safe to drive the car but have to get the water in the fuel filter drained off as soon as possible.
  2. Temperature Warning Light. The symbol looks like a thermometer. It warns the driver that the engine is overheating. Solution: Find a safe place and stop the car immediately.
  3. Fog Beam Indicator. This is pretty basic and pretty simple. If the fog beam is on, the symbol illuminates.
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Engine takes a long time to start, 3 or 4 attempts. When switching on ignition warning lights turn off after a few seconds except oil and battery lights. Is this indicating a fault?


Maybe not.
Your warning lights go thru a test when you turn the key on so most would go off after a few seconds.
The delay to start could be a weak fuel pump which is allowing fuel pressure to drain back into the tank.

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V-520max i need to turn off maintence symbol.


You can turn off all warning lights by disconnecting the negative side of the battery for 30 seconds. The only downfall is that if you did not fix the problem first it will come back on in about 50 miles.

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Warning light on dashboard


First thing to do sounds like a simple check of the radiator fluid level.

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I have a orange warning light flasing on my mini cooper 51 plate and i do0nt no wat it is can u help?? the symbol has a (!) on it? there is a button with the exact same symbol under my handbrake


This is the tyre pressure indicator. It shows that one of the tyres is losing pressure through a calve leak or puncture, or can also be triggered after you get new tyres or rotate the tyres.

The method to re-set the tyre pressure warning light is as follows:

Turn the ignition to position 2 (ignition on but motor not started). Press and hold the button under the handbrake until the warning light on the dashboard comes on for several seconds. Start the engine. Drive the car normally for several minutes. This will cause the system to re-set to the current tyres and pressures you have. It will then only turn the warning light on if the pressures change - for example if you get a puncture.

Oct 17, 2009 | 2002 Mini Cooper

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Maintence light is blinkin when i start my car


Generally, the maintenance light should come on for a few seconds, then go off after the car has started. All of the dashboard warning lights do this so driver can tell they are operational. (Should see brake light, low oil pressure, airbag warning, etc. Any of the lowly "idiot" lights should come on.)

As a test, turn the key on, but not to start. All of the lights should flash on for a few seconds, sometimes in sequence, then go out. Now, sart the car, some lights may come on and back off. If none stay on after a few seconds of engine running, you are probably ok.

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