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2012 Cooper S won't start (video)

Old 01-03-2017, 05:26 PM
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Question 2012 Cooper S won't start (video)

Hi guys, I've been on holiday vacation for a month and when I came back to my car it won't start. I tried jumper cable on it..the head lights come on and it's making an attempt to start but fails. Here's the video: https://vid.me/u8M4 Any suggestions?
Old 01-12-2017, 11:23 AM
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Test your battery. It should read 12.6 volts. Anything lower than 12 volts and it will need to be replaced. It also could just need to be charged because a month of sitting is a long time. Next time you leave for a month, invest in a battery tender so that it wont die when you leave.

Battery info: MINI Cooper R56 Battery and Connection Notes Replacement (2007-2011) | Pelican Parts DIY Maintenance Article
Battery tender: 2012 Mini Cooper S Hatchback - Miscellaneous - Page 10
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