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Good afternoon, I have recently acquired a 2010 R56 Cooper S Lci which has the factory media satnav. Issue I have is that the nav screen background is black which is fine at night but difficult to see in the daylight. There is no day/night mode to switch and sometimes on starting up the message pops up insert DVD which is already in situ. I then have to remove the DVD front cover, eject the DVD and reinstall, a real pain in the backside. I also have the factory CD player which has a CD stuck in it and all attempts to remove have proved fruitless. The navigation is almost out of the ark its so outdated even though the DVD is 2019/2020 maps.
To be honest I would like to replace the whole media with either a later mini connected system or an android based system. Is this possible and if there are any links to a suitable solution so I have readable maps, CD player and radio that can be controlled by the steering wheel controls.
 

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I know if I had the standard non factory centre display and head unit then the one featured in your reply Coolhands would work but all the android units I have seen for sale state not suitable for cars with original factory satnav. Anyone know if I swapped out the whole control unit in centre console with the later single CD/DVD slot rather than my current two if this would work with my current screen and if it requires coding.
 

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Surprised to see the CD/DVD variant of the Satnav on a 2010 LCI. My partner's 2008 uses the CD/DVD but I was of the impression that this was swapped out around 2009 to a USB variant. Wonder if your system was added by a previous owner? Not a simple job due to the wiring loom changes... Likely the CD/DVD variant is a throw over from the Gen1 mini, using up stock etc before coming-out of the dark ages. I think 2019 is the last date for maps, being 10 years after last production.
 

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take a look here, for some more info. From the above screenshot It might be worth checking with these guys to see if it will fit. There are cheaper places to buy it from which others have linked in other threads


I know if I had the standard non factory centre display and head unit then the one featured in your reply Coolhands would work but all the android units I have seen for sale state not suitable for cars with original factory satnav. Anyone know if I swapped out the whole control unit in centre console with the later single CD/DVD slot rather than my current two if this would work with my current screen and if it requires coding.
 
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