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How to Reset the Service Light on a Mini Cooper

Updated February 21, 2017

The Mini Cooper is a small, sporty vehicle made by BMW. The Mini comes standard with a Service Interval Display, or SID, located on the dashboard control panel. The SID lights up to let you know that it's time to have your Mini Cooper serviced. After you complete the maintenance on your Mini Cooper, you will need to manually reset the service light, which is easy to do and requires no tools.

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  1. Put the key into the ignition. Press in the trip odometer knob.

  2. Turn the ignition key to the first or "I" position while still depressing the trip odometer knob. Look for a message that says "51A" on the dashboard control panel next to the mileage counter.

  3. Release the trip odometer knob and wait about three seconds.

  4. Depress the trip odometer knob again and wait about 10 seconds. Wait for a message that says "RST" on the dashboard control panel next to the mileage counter. Release the trip odometer knob.

  5. Press in the trip odometer knob and wait for "15,000" to appear on the control panel. Release the knob and turn the ignition key to the "Off" position.

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Things You'll Need

  • Ignition key

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