R53 GPS and Head Unit qs. - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Interior & ICE > First Generation Interior & Ice


First Generation Interior & Ice
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
First generation MINI interior 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Apr 23rd, 2014, 01:17 PM
davidclayton's Avatar
i wanna buy a mini
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kildare, Ireland
Posts: 3
Local Time: 12:58 AM
Ireland
R53 GPS and Head Unit qs.

Hi all,

I'm looking at buying an R53, and came across 2 nice ones. One has the GPS unit, and the other doesn't. Here come the questions :

1. Is the GPS unit any good? (2005 model)
2. On GPS equipped Minis, can you swap the head unit with an aftermarket one easily?
3. On non-GPS equipped Minis, can you swap the head unit with an aftermarket one easily?

Was bluetooth available on any 2005/2006 Minis? If so, it is only for phonecalls, or does it support streaming music?

Thanks all
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Apr 23rd, 2014, 05:23 PM
heathwebbo's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Online
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Burton on Trent
Posts: 216
Local Time: 11:58 PM
United Kingdom Male
The 2005 gps unit will be the dvd version so can easily be updated, mine has the cd version & no copied updated maps seem to work on it so I use my tomtom. The head unit can be changed but you will lose the sound from the gps, there are devices available to get the sound back but they dont work as good as the original I found which two wires were for the sound & connected them to an auxiliary plug & plugged that into my head unit to get the sound right but you have to have the head unit on auxiliary to hear it so no music if you want to hear the sat nav. The none gps equipped minis would be a straight forward swap but not sure if thats the case if it has the harmon kardon upgrade.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Apr 30th, 2014, 01:34 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: cambridge
Posts: 286
Local Time: 12:58 AM
United Kingdom Male
Quote: Originally Posted by heathwebbo (original)
The 2005 gps unit will be the dvd version so can easily be updated, mine has the cd version & no copied updated maps seem to work on it so I use my tomtom. The head unit can be changed but you will lose the sound from the gps, there are devices available to get the sound back but they dont work as good as the original I found which two wires were for the sound & connected them to an auxiliary plug & plugged that into my head unit to get the sound right but you have to have the head unit on auxiliary to hear it so no music if you want to hear the sat nav. The none gps equipped minis would be a straight forward swap but not sure if thats the case if it has the harmon kardon upgrade.

The DVD unit is fussy if the updated copy maps are on a DVD-R or a DVD+R and can be fussy what program was used to burn them

on mine only the +R works
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

» Recent Threads
PAS Fluid Leak HELP!!
Oct 15th, 2014 07:16 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Today 10:59 PM
7 Replies, 566 Views
2001 Mini Cooper - heater not working
Today 08:41 AM
by TreezaB
Last post by mab01uk
Today 10:52 PM
1 Replies, 141 Views
Problem after problem!! Help please!!
Today 08:32 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Today 10:50 PM
1 Replies, 124 Views
Wheel arch - advice please :)
Today 10:08 PM
Last post by mab01uk
Today 10:43 PM
1 Replies, 48 Views
The new MINI voted "Classic of the Future"
Today 07:08 PM
by mab01uk
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:04 PM
1 Replies, 87 Views
Power Steering - not gone but acting up
Today 02:23 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 09:01 PM
2 Replies, 136 Views
Bonnet gap bigger on one side
Oct 15th, 2014 05:28 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:42 PM
10 Replies, 958 Views
Fuel Consumption in Mini Cooper D 2014
Yesterday 08:09 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:41 PM
7 Replies, 272 Views
MINI Customer Support - Spec list via VIN number
Today 02:46 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 08:31 PM
5 Replies, 158 Views
R56 Aux input volume???????
Oct 20th, 2014 04:00 PM
Last post by peteski2014
Today 07:31 PM
3 Replies, 395 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Today 07:19 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Today 07:19 PM
0 Replies, 76 Views
Start/Stop engine button illuminated when car is locked
Yesterday 08:07 PM
Last post by chris0074
Today 07:09 PM
5 Replies, 227 Views
2001 Cooper wheel nut key
Oct 20th, 2014 05:05 PM
Last post by Caveman
Today 05:29 PM
7 Replies, 481 Views
sunroof issue seeking repair suggestions in Toronto
Today 05:28 PM
by wheaten
Last post by wheaten
Today 05:28 PM
0 Replies, 86 Views
Mini Cooper Wheels.
Today 04:40 PM
by Fraze
Last post by Fraze
Today 04:40 PM
0 Replies, 91 Views
odd front wheels
Today 11:38 AM
by fazned
Last post by fazned
Today 02:56 PM
2 Replies, 139 Views
2015 Roadster S Backup Light(s)?
Oct 11th, 2014 12:19 PM
Last post by karlos9191
Today 12:36 PM
2 Replies, 486 Views
Misfiring R55 JCW engine in 6th gear between 2k-3k RPM with throttle wide open
Yesterday 10:30 AM
Last post by ihughes
Today 09:35 AM
7 Replies, 606 Views
JCW intercooler intake grille.
Oct 19th, 2014 08:06 PM
Last post by davidscott
Today 07:11 AM
4 Replies, 468 Views
Mini Clubman Barn Doors Won't Lock
Today 03:51 AM
Last post by chrysler300
Today 03:51 AM
0 Replies, 157 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:58 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2