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    Posted: November/06/10 at 3:31pm
Well - I've tried every which way but can't seem to reset my oil service indicator - any clues?
 
Here's what I've tried so far:
 

Resetting Oil Service Light on your 2002 - 2006 MINI Cooper and Cooper S, and 2007 - 2008 MINI Convertibles:

1) Press and hold the trip button
2) Insert key and turn to position 1
3) Watch for RESET to appear
4) Release the button, then press & hold it again
5) Wait for the RESET to flash
6) Release the button, and then press & release (once only)
7) Service interval should then be reset to next interval

 

If that didn't work, try this:

1. Push the Trip Button
2. Turn ignition key to position 1 and 51A will appear to left of mileage
3. Release trip button
4. Wait 3 seconds
5. Push trip button
6. Wait (5-8 seconds) for RST to appear in left corner
7. Release trip button
8. Push trip button
9. 15000 will appear as new service interval
10. Release trip button

 

Or this:

1. Press and hold the trip odometer button.
2. Insert car key and turn it to the fi rst position (not the second position).
3. You will see 51A come up in the trip odometer area.
4. Release, then press and hold again.
5. Watch for the word “RST” to appear on the Odometer indicator.
6. Release, then press and hold again.
7. Wait for the “RST” message to fl ash.
8. Release, and then press & release (once only).

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CINIMIN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/06/10 at 3:55pm
Dave - are you getting the "RESET" or "51A" after the first one or two steps? 
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ok - 2nd approach worked in the end

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What does the 51A mean?
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My observation (could be wrong) is that different MINI's seem to have the on board computer programmed differently, thus the different reset procedures.  Unless somebody knows better, there also seems to be no rhyme or reason as to what car has what reset procedure.  My car, for example, does not respond to the reset procedure for the brake fluid change indicator.  Make a note of which oil reset works for next time.  I forgot to do that, but now that we have two MINIs I am getting a scan tool to do the resetting for me.

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