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My 2005 Mini Cooper has 127K miles, I've had it since 2008, with 57K miles. It has been consistently, carefully maintained by my mechanics since then. Took it in for a maintenance check because the "check engine" light had flicked on and off, and because I'm going on an 1800-mile trip in a week or two. My guys called me back and said cylinder 4 has very ...
I have a Mini Cooper 2009 and I'm having trouble with it. When I insert the key in the ignition nothing happens. No lights in the dashboard light up or anything. I tried changing the ignition switch and it didn't work. We tried jump starting it and nothing. I did some research and some say the immobilizer kicked in? I could really use any help I can get.

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