Reset service light indicator Mini R53

Reset service light indicator Mini R53. From years: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

How to reset service light indicator Mini R53.

  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 and hold it again.
  5. Wait for the RESET to flash.
  6. Release the button, and then press and release (once only).
  7. Service interval should then be reset to next interval If that didnt work.

If the above procedure does not work try this:

  1. Push the Trip Button. Picture below.
  2. Reset service light indicator Mini R53.
  3. Turn ignition key to position 1 and 51A or SIA will appear to left of mileage. Picture below.
  4. Reset oil indicator Mini R53.
  5. Release trip button.
  6. Wait 3 seconds.
  7. Push trip button.
  8. Wait (5, 8 seconds) for RST to appear in left corner.
  9. Release trip button.
  10. Push trip button.
  11. 15000 will appear as new service interval.
  12. 1Release trip button.

Or try 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 and release (once only).
How do you reset oil service light Mini R53 from 2005 with Tach & Speedo over the steering wheel and the gauge package in the center.
  1. Press and hold the trip button, your mileage will display.
  2. Insert key and turn to position 1
  3. Watch for “RESET” to appear where the mileage was displayed.
  4. Continue to hold the button.
  5. Watch for “51A” to appear below.
  6. Continue to hold the button (5-8 seconds) for “RST” to replace the “51A”.
  7. Release the button, and 15000 will appear as new service interval.
  8. Press & release (once only).
  9. Service interval should then be reset to next interval.


That it is the full procedure how to reset oil service light Mini R53. If you like to reset any maintenance oil light after an oil change. Or reset check engine light, airbag light, inspection key or insp errors when maint reqd, for MINI cars. Or any warning light for service reminder which appears on the display. Write in the search box the car name for which you want to find information, and find how to reset other service reminders when by yourself.

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Click hear to see full procedure how do you reset the oil light indicator. How to reset the maintenance light and how do you reset service light for all Mini vehicles.

8 thoughts on “Reset service light indicator Mini R53”

  1. I have tried all three option listed at the, above, webpage on my 2003 MINI Cooper S without success. In all three procedures RST or RESET never appears where the mileage is displayed. I am able to get 51A to display, but the procedures listed in the second and third examples fail to reset the oil service indicator. Is there another method not listed?

    1. Hello Dale, your Mini Cooper S dash looks like in the pictures posted in Mini R53 article from ?
      The procedure how to reset service light is tested by us and works perfectly.

  2. Hi, aparentou the procedure did reset the next oil chance in my 2006 MCS, however the “service engine soon” light os still On. Car have 9789miles in the odometer. Is There antes other way to turn that light off?

  3. I currently own a 2002 mini cooper S – R53, I’ve tried holding trip button, turning key to 1st postion, waiting 5-8 sec. anyways 5T-A shows up. and after all that it’ll display numbers 1 – 20 as a function I guess but each time each number comes up with (ex:)test1-5T-1 etc, to test20-5T-1. Please help, thank you & GOD BLESS….

  4. I have tried both resets for SES lights. 02 sensor and cam sensor have been replaced. Any ideas?

  5. I have a Beautiful 2006 Mini-Cooper S. Service Engine Soon light is on constantly. Have tried the Trip button and all it says is OIL. I am having a full tune up today – including oil/filter, etc. In past, same thing happened with Service Engine Soon light on. It failed inspection initially but Auto Mechanic Owner told me to run her at high speeds for 150 miles and light will go off, which it did and passed inspection. Drive her seldom – only 59,000 mi on her. Having it on again, Auto Mechanic Owner feels something is expensively wrong ..don’t know if he’ll even do a dx scan today. May I ask what are some possibilities? Thank You!

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