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On the US MINI Cooper and Cooper S specifications, it lists this feature as standard:

"Check control vehicle monitor system with pictogram display"

I couldn't find this on the mini.co.uk site as being on UK MINIs. It probably is, right? If so, what exactly is it and what does it look like?

Pictures of it would be helpful :)
 

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would that be a posh way of saying the speedo has little pictures on it that light up when something goes wrong?

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Got a feeling that this is the little black display on the Rev Counter that might come up with Oli or Service and maybe a little picture of and oil can or a spanner

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Is the pictogram something to do with those 7 dots on the speedo, and six dots on the tacho?

Can someone who has a MINI please explain what these dots do?
 

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Dom said:
I'll take a photo soon and put labels on them...
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Any luck with the photo?
 

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oh yeah... forgot!

tonight... if I can get all of them to light up. Most come on with ignition 2, but I'm sure I can break something to make the others light up ;)

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Dom said:
oh yeah... forgot!

tonight... if I can get all of them to light up. Most come on with ignition 2, but I'm sure I can break something to make the others light up ;)

Dom
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Just tried to do a photo and label it but the battery died, so I'll explain it the hard way.

There's round symbols on the speedo that light up, showing the following:
  • Battery not being charged (the red battery sign)
  • Engine oil pressure (oil can sign)
  • Handbrake warning light ( (!) sign )
  • Tyre pressure indicator
  • ABS warning
  • Traction control warning
  • seat belt warning
  • Airbag warning
  • Engine/boot not shut properly warning
  • Engine warning (lights when exhaust emissions goes tits up)
  • Engine management fault warning
  • Indicator flashy thing
  • Cruise control light
  • High beam headlight thing
Yes, those are technical terms ;)

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Dom,

Thanks for going to the trouble to provide all that information. I really thought the pictogram might be some exiting feature -- but KarmanS must be right, it was just marketing-speak.

So some of those symbols are on the speedo and other on the tach, right?
 

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indeed - the tachometer has 6 circles, but only 3 pictures. Dunno what's the case with the cooper s, perhaps this has more warning lights to fill the blanks...

anyway, those on the tach are:
  • Cruise control
  • Traction control
  • Seat belts
It might be easier if I scanned in the diagram from the manual, but I'm not sure what the copyright situation is on this. There's probably a few pics floating around somewhere though, I know there's some that show it a little in the brochure, although this might be different for the states...

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....Indicator flashy thing
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So, there's just one -- like with VWs - not a separate telltale for left and right?
 

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Pictorial pictogrammal evidence soon !!!.....

I've found some photo's that I think explains graphicaly what Dom has explained literaly. I will scan them and post them here as soon as I can. But yes, it looks like it's another blown up marketing angle by BMW.

Here's the "Pictogram" speedo: (only one light for the indicators!!)



And here's the tacho. You can just make out the blanked out "pictures":



Don't know whether this helps at all.

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Pictograms - thank you

Dom and Basil,

thank you both for that effort. That has cleared up a lot of things for me.

eltel

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Re: Pictograms - thank you

eltel said:
Dom and Basil,

thank you both for that effort. That has cleared up a lot of things for me.

eltel

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I can only speak for myself, but you are most welcome, and glad to be of service to the MINI2 community.....:D
 

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Thanks very much Basil! :)
 

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Your welcome Brucek. I think it's probably the first constructive post I've done since i've been here !!!

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Not at all. There was the one other.....

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