Engine Drivetrain 1st Gen Cooper 2007 mimi

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  1. Mitchgray

    Mitchgray New Member

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    How do I tell if my mini has IBS. And if it doesn't do I still have to reprogram the ecu. Someone replaced the battery before I bought the car and it will not start now.
    It will start if pushed. Thanks mitchgray
     
  2. 05r50

    05r50 Well-Known Member

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    This problem doesn't sound related to the IBS.

    However the IBS is a plastic box maybe the size of a pack of cigarettes and is in-line on one of the battery cables maybe 6 inches or so from the battery post connection.

    The purpose of registering it with the system is so that the car knows it is a new battery and it doesn't need to be charged as aggressively as an old battery.
     
  3. MCS02

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    Also Mini can act funny when a battery is going bad. Have a load test done on the battery. Also check all your connections and grounds and make sure clean and tight.

    How old is the battery?
     

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