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Yesterday was a pretty productive day for me - I eventually got around to installing my new android head unit in my 2007 Mini Cooper S. I've installed a lot of car stereos to different cars over the years - but this was probably the most time consuming one - mainly due to the fact you have to strip a good bit of the dashboard out to actually fit it - it's not difficult, just time consuming and finicky - its a lot easier if you have the right tools though - so if you;re thinking about doing this - invest in proper trim removal tools and a T20 and T30 screwdriver.

The reason I went for this particular head unit is because it is the most OEM looking one i could find and also has the option to display the speed in MPH or KM/H - most options don't look OEM and only show KM/H.. I have to say that it's an amazing bit of kit - I had missed Apple CarPlay since getting rid of my Golf R MK7.5 and this brings the Mini right up to date - the bonus being it's also wireless Apple CarPlay! - it helped tidy up my interior a bit as i no longer needed my phone mount and it replaced a Highway DAB 600 BT handsfree and DAB stereo unit I had been using.

The sound quality even on stock speakers is amazing! - the built-in EQ is accurate and adjustable/customisable and i honestly didn't think stock speakers could sound this good.

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Nice job, I am about to order the same , just trying to decide who from and find best price and delivery to the UK.
Where did you buy yours ?
this is the seller I used and it was sent to the uk within 5 days using FedEx IP:


£332.68 30% Off | 7" Android Aftermarket Radio Touch Screen For BMW Mini R55 R56 R57 R58 R59 R60 R61 2006-2013 DVD Player Carplay Auto DSP DAB
 
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Totally agree about the stock speakers, nothing wrong with them, it is the original head units that are pathetic, installed my Chinese head unit around 4 years ago combined with an under seat sub woofer, and pillar tweeters. Such a HUGE improvement. Well done. Time well spent!
 

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Just been told DAB is extra cost, I am cheaper to buy a DAD unit from Amazon.
I think any standalone USB DAB unit will work - I opted for the one they supplied as I new it would work without issue and just made it easier for me.

the DAB unit is just like any other option; TV tuner, reversing camera, TPMS etc - it’s an additional item - all of the sellers do this so you can configure the system how you want it.

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I think any standalone USB DAB unit will work - I opted for the one they supplied as I new it would work without issue and just made it easier for me.

the DAB unit is just like any other option; TV tuner, reversing camera, TPMS etc - it’s an additional item - all of the sellers do this so you can configure the system how you want it.

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Do I really need DAB ? , I will now have an extensive playlist of music , and no longer have to see no signal when I go into reverse or put on rear wiper , or pass my local fibre optic cabinet 😂
 

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Have you put on Mini start up logo, does unit allow for that .
yep you can change the startup logo to whatever you want… I just left mine as stock… I did design a new wallpaper for it though
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That looks cool , I will need to figure out how to design a wallpaper for mine .
Create an image 1,024 x 600 - pop it on a USB drive or Micro SD card and then go to the settings to change to it! - same as any other android device - pretty easy! 👌🏻👍🏻
 

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Just read a post next door , does your clock on the rev counter still work ? Hoping that when you set the unit it will also set rev.
Yep! You set the time and date on the display in the tachometer
 
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