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Hi all

Really enjoying f56 cooper S.....quick question.

Recently after longer journey, when trying to switch car off, takes 5-10 seconds before off switch switches car off. If switch back on will switch off immediately.

Anyone else note this?

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I have found the switch does not always switch off the ignition at the first press, but if I move the steering wheel a little it switches off at the next press.


Hasn't done it for a couple of weeks though.


I reported it to Mini customer services who said they had not had other mentions of the same, but had noted my comments.
 

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This happened to me just the once - the steering wheel was at quite an angle...I'm sure I've read others say that can happen when steering isn't straight?
 

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Happened to me 3-4 times. The steering wheel was straight for all.

Never took 5-10 seconds though. Just needed a second flip of the switch, a second later.
 

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I find that turning off the car usually takes one push to shut off the engine and a second to turn off the center console and accessories. It's a bit annoying. There have been times where everything turned off with one push but I can't seem to get it to work that way each time.
 

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Agreed, like that me too. First flip (engine off), second flip (accessories off). Never got it to shut everything in one flip. Maybe it would take a "long" first flip?!

The thing I usually do is that I shut the engine (first flip) and then I get out of the car (even if the accessories and radio are still on). When I lock the car, everything shuts down properly.

I find that turning off the car usually takes one push to shut off the engine and a second to turn off the center console and accessories. It's a bit annoying. There have been times where everything turned off with one push but I can't seem to get it to work that way each time.
 

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Thanks for the tip! I didn't realize everything will shut off when I lock the car. I'll give that a go tomorrow.
 

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My dealer said two flips to switch off when I had my test drive.

That part of the manual is really confusing... Engine on, ignition on and then a radio ready state which seems to happen after the engine is off. I hope it will be clearer with a car!
 

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Yes it's definitely designed to need two pushes to switch off everything. Not sure why but my dealer was very clear about that fact! Just like, if you're in the car and don't press the clutch but do press start - the media will come on. Pretty obvious sorry, but worth mentioning!
 
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The thing I usually do is that I shut the engine (first flip) and then I get out of the car (even if the accessories and radio are still on). When I lock the car, everything shuts down properly.
That's what I do - seems to work ;)
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I thought it was a case of: 1 flick if the trans is in neutral and 2 flicks if a gear was still selected (clutch depressed).
Not sure what happens with auto boxes?
 

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I thought it was a case of: 1 flick if the trans is in neutral and 2 flicks if a gear was still selected (clutch depressed).
Not sure what happens with auto boxes?
I have an auto, and the same situation: usually two flicks, obviously with the shift in Park. Slightly more confusing when you are in Auto Start Stop mode, too, as it shuts down because you have stopped, anyway.
I just flick it until everything goes off! With the auto you have to have the brake depressed before it will, start, anyway. But i will try the 'one flick, and then see if all goes off when you lock' way...
 

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a long single press doesn't work - unless it's a really long press :D
But did you press it hard? Switches know that if they are pressed lightly, the user isn't very serious about them operating and they don't bother reacting......
 

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Why two pushes the car will turn off completely when you lock the car or just leave it for a few minutes and the car will turn off over time.
 
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