Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
If there are not coolant system leaks, replaced the thermostat to fix the problem.
The cost to diagnose the P0597 MINI code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
The P0597 is triggered when there is an open or short thermostat heather control circuit.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) thermostat. The engine coolant thermostat heater controls coolant flow and regulates the engine operating temperature. The ECM supplies 12 V to the thermostat. The ECM controls the engine coolant thermostat heater by grounding the control circuit with a solid state device called a driver. The driver is equipped with a feedback circuit that is pulled-up to a voltage. The ECM can determine if the control circuit is open, shorted to ground, or shorted to a voltage by monitoring the feedback voltage.
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