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2009 Mini S with the yellow service engine light coming on.

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Customer: ***** *****, 2009 Mini Cooper S with the yellow service engine light coming on.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Sure, my wife was taking our daughter to the bus stop the other day, first cold rainy morning this year. The light came on and has not went out.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


the car has a 'variable' service interval where the ECU measures the amount of hard use the engine has had and then determines when the oil change is due

so it sounds like its time to get the oil changed and the car will then need plugging into a BMW diagnostic tool to turn off the light

you should be fine to carry on using the car in the meantime

its just something that needs looking at sooner rather than later

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.


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