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This light is controlled by the module at the instrument cluster. It's commanded to light by the body control module (BC1).
The most likely cause for this problem would be a faulty body control module. Those modules fail because of water intrusion.
The first thing would be to check this module. It's located on the driver's side right footwell.
To access it, you will need to remove the seat belt mount and the door sill. The module is held by a nut.
You will find that the wrap around the wiring getting to this module a bit wet.
Mini issued a bulletin on this, indicating that the wrap be swapped with electrical tape polythene.
Once you get to the module you can use a hairdryer to remove all the humidity, and check if it works. If not, it will need replacement. You need to know that replacing this module would require programming, and information from the old module will need to be transferred or programmed to the new module.
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The BC1 is on the driver's side right footwell. Under the driver's right foot.
That's fine. Take the time you need. Hopefully there's only some dampness which can be dried out and then sealed with electrical tape and the problem solved without resorting to a new BC1 with programming.