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Your service light is a reminder and really you should carry out a full fluid and oil change with filters particulary on the Engine. If you have recently purchased the vehicle then I would say imperitive, however if you have had it serviced regulary and feel it isn't ready then try holding down the trip meter button then turn on the ignition whilst still holding it down for 20 seconds or so this should reset it.
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As for cost's if you were here in the U.K. around £175 $220ish.
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