I have a minicooper chili 2003 and for the 2nd time in a year the gauges in my instrument board (where the speedometer is) moved counterclockwise when I turn the key, just before the engine starts, lets say at position I (it has 3 positions 0-shutoff, I-instrument lights, radio, etc, II-engine starts), they moved just for a 2 or 3 seconds in that way and then they return to normal position. The gauges involved are the speedometer, fuel gauge and temperature gauge.
On december 2004 I went with this problem with the dealer and hardly they found that the instrument board had a major failure so they replaced it (but not until january 2005 because lacking at inventory). Yesterday it start doing the same behavior so I went again with the dealer. They told me today that the diagnostic computer reported no failure at all and the fail didn't show
ghead so I will have to go to pick up my "minimèrde" and wait until the failure shows up again.
Any ideas about this failure/weird behavior? Somebody told me that perhaps the failure isn't in the instrument board but at the alternator. I told that to the workshop guys but they told me the computer checked also for any electric failure, reporting there were no electric failure whatsoever.