Mini Cooper S (2003)
I've been noticing recently that it's been taking two attempts to get my car to turn over. I twist the key to the third position and nothing. I then try again and it works.
This morning, however, it took about 20 attempts. I got out, locked it, unlocked it etc, all the same.
There is no clicking at the third stage, it's as if the immobiliser is kicking in and stopping the car from turning over.
The battery has been checked (and was fine) and the usual lights etc on the dash are displayed.
Please note I have tried both keys that came with the car too.
I'm guessing it's either the immobiliser or starter motor? Any help?