*THE SPS SWITCH IS A SWITCH, IT DOES NOT FLASH THE ECU OR INCLUDE ANY MAPS. YOU NEED TO HAVE MANIC SOFTWARE INSTALLED ON THE CAR*
Manic SPS switching is easy, select the number on the rotary dial on the SPS and insert into the OBD diagnostic port. (See below for further details).
0 = Dealer use only
1 = Stock map
2 = Performance mode A
3 = Performance mode B ( Modes A, B and C are region specific, please consult your nearest dealer or installation record for specifics).
4 = Performance mode C
5 = Dealer use only
6 = Dealer use only
9 = When connected to a PC for firmware updates. ( If available ).
Maps included: 3 maps plus stock for all apart from Manic X/One which is 1 performance mode and stock. Software varies by region, but will follow this formula below.
This is Manic representative of stock. The drivability changes remain, so its smooth without flat spots, but performance is reduced to factory levels. Physically the car appears stock to anyone, if they drive it they will just think you got one of the good ones.
Performance mode A
This a moderate map akin to what you would expect if you purchased a factory type upgrade. (It doesnt cost 5k though and if you wanted a full JCW but got a Cooper S, here is the solution).
Performance mode B
This a stronger map, running more boost with a whole host of other intricate changes over mode 1. More torque, more power and impossible not to notice on the road. The car is transformed.
Performance mode C
This map is the ultimate performance file for your MINI. It will be fuel and condition dependant, for those times you need that little bit more, a track day or a drag race off the line for example. Daily mode for the more manic amongst us :)
From feedback received, we believe mode 2 suits most of our customers, most of the time. Customers often use Mode 1 as an ECO performance mode which works well. Mode 3 is used daily by our more manic customers.
Using the highest rated fuel, uprated plugs and air filter is always advised. You need to do this if running mode 3 and driving it hard most of the time. (Hill climb and track day customers typically).
For those of you sitting in you MINI reading this, with SPS in hand, this is what you need to know...
The switch has a rotary dial with numbers corresponding to the maps in your ECU as explained above.
With the ignition fully on. ( For Gen 2 MINI the fuel gauge is populated when fully on).
1. Select the mode required on the rotary dial.
2. Insert it into the OBD port under the dash. ( it has a plastic cover in some regions).
3. Listen to it cycle, then emit three beeps in crescendo. (The first time it may take longer, typically 1 second thereafter ).
4. Its done, remove and store the SPS switch.
5. If you get scared, turn it to a lower setting, Otherwise, enjoy!
Go Manic! :)