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How to reset the service indicator on a mini

Updated April 17, 2017

The Mini Cooper is a fun car with a lot of nostalgia in a small package. Like all automobiles, maintenance is required at specified times in order to keep the car running like new. The Mini Cooper will notify you through dashboard lights when service is needed. However after service is completed, the service alert light must be cleared. Step through a short procedure to clear service indicators on a Mini Cooper.

Turn on the ignition switch and hold down the "Trip Odometer" button for 10 seconds until a service job output appears on the liquid crystal display on the dashboard.

Press the on-board computer button above the light controls to scroll through each service represented by a symbol (such as an oil can), which will light up on the dashboard and display the number of miles to the next service. Scroll to the symbol of the service alert you wish to be reset.

Hold down the on-board computer button until the word "Reset" appears in the liquid crystal display and then release the button. Press the on-board computer button again to reset the service. Repeat for each service you wish to reset.

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Dave Wilson has been writing technical articles since 1993, including manuals, instructional "how-to" tips and online publications with various websites. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has Microsoft, Cisco, and ISC2 (CISSP) technical certifications. He also has experience with a broad range of computer platforms, embedded systems, network appliances and Linux.