How to remove and install 2009-2015 BMW Mini Cooper Radio with aftermarket Andriod car stereo

As we all know, BMW Mini Cooper is more and more popular now. If you’re a Mini Cooper owner, you can have your BMW Mini Cooper radio installation by yourself, even if you have no previous experience. Some of you may have no idea about how to remove and install the radio of Mini Cooper. But you want to have a new aftermarket radio with more functions and enjoy your car life with Mini Cooper. Don’t worry, believe yourself. I’d like to share specific instructions of 2009-2015 BMW Mini Cooper radio installation with you. Look at this image, this is Mini Cooper radio  after installation. Isn’t it very smart?

2009-2015 BMW Mini Cooper radio after installation
2009-2015 BMW Mini Cooper radio after installation

2009-2015 BMW Mini Cooper radio removal

1)Pry downward on the top edge of the driver’s-side knee panel with a panel tool, on both sides of the steering wheel. Let the panel hang down when the top is loose

BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 1
BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 1

2) Remove two screws from the panel on the left side of the radio with a screwdriver. Open the glove box and remove two screws from the panel on the right side of the radio

BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 2
BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 2

3)Pull out the panel on the radio

BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 3
BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 3

4) Remove the screws around the dashboard

BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 4
BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 4

5)Pull out the dashboard and disconnect the wiring

BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 5
BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 5

6) Remove the screws around the radio

BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 6
BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 6

7) Take out the radio and disconnect the wiring

BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 7
BMW Mini Cooper radio removal step 7

The factory BMW Mini Cooper radio has been removed. And we can install a new aftermarket radio next.

Before installation, if you still don’t have a new aftermarket radio.I’d like to share a good one with you:

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2009-2015 BMW Mini Cooper radio pre-installation

1)Ensure connect the yellow and red power cable at last.

2)Ensure that all loose wires are isolated with electricaltape

3)Ensure don’tangle the wire when tighten the moving parts(Such as seat rails).

4)Ensure that all GND is connected to the same place.

5)Using the improper fuse may cause damage of fire,so when replace the fuse,please consult the professional.

2009-2015 BMW Mini Cooper radio installation

1)Before connecting,please make sure the ignition is off to avoid short circuit.

2)Make antennas and cables connected step by step as installation instructions show,and you should be very careful when you are doing this for it will affect whole procedure.

3)Connected the new aftermarket radio to Mini Cooper,I’d like to advice you checking your connections are correct,the new unit is in right position,and you’d better have a tidy for the cables.

4)When everything is ok,you can turn on your new aftermarket radio.If it works with no problem,and then you can fix four screws on your new aftermarket radio.Finally put trim panel on the top of your new BMW Mini Cooper radio.

Everything have done, you can watch TV, play cd and DVD. You can use hands-free calls and music streaming by bluetooth. You can also use 3D navigation maps with voice cues, cursors, road planning and so on. Wish this essay can help you enjoy your car life with BMW Mini Cooper radio.

22 comments on “How to remove and install 2009-2015 BMW Mini Cooper Radio with aftermarket Andriod car stereo

  1. I have a 2010 mini convertible and my radio is the same as yours. I am confused about the volume knob. It is a part of the OEM CD drive with a gap between the CD drive and the knob. In your final pictures with the new DVD drive that goes with the new head unit I see the OEM volume knob there. Can you explain what you did there?

    • “Dear,
      This is Seicane.com.
      Thanks for interested in our product.
      Could you please send us the photo of your car’s dashboard to [email protected]?  
      And could you please tell us the model and year of your car?
      Then we can check if our unit fit your car ,hope you could cooperate with us.
      Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
      Thank you & Best regards!

  2. I installed this unit and everything is working but each time I restart the car I have to calibrate the unit again. Seem to be a power issue but what wire I have to change?

  3. The aftermarket system comes with many wires and plug-ins. Will they be compatible with stock wiring and jacks or will extra fittings be required?

    • dear,
      they will be compatible with stock wiring and jacks .
      Could you please send us the photo of your car’s dashboard to [email protected]?  
      And could you please tell us the model and year of your car?
      Then we can check if our unit fit your car ,hope you could cooperate with us.
      Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
      Thank you & Best regards!

    • “Dear,
      This is Seicane.com.
      Thanks for interested in our product.
      Could you please send us the photo of your car’s dashboard to [email protected]?  
      And could you please tell us the model and year of your car?
      Then we can check if our unit fit your car ,hope you could cooperate with us.
      Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
      Thank you & Best regards!

    • “Dear,
      This is Seicane.com.
      Thanks for interested in our product.
      Could you please send us the photo of your car’s dashboard to [email protected]?  
      And could you please tell us the model and year of your car?
      Then we can check if our unit fit your car ,hope you could cooperate with us.
      Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
      Thank you & Best regards!

    • “Dear,
      This is Seicane.com.
      Thanks for interested in our product.
      Could you please send us the photo of your car’s dashboard to [email protected]?  
      And could you please tell us the model and year of your car?
      Then we can check if our unit fit your car ,hope you could cooperate with us.
      Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
      Thank you & Best regards!

    • “Dear,
      This is Seicane.com.
      Thanks for interested in our product.
      Could you please send us the photo of your car’s dashboard to [email protected]?  
      And could you please tell us the model and year of your car?
      Then we can check if our unit fit your car ,hope you could cooperate with us.
      Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
      Thank you & Best regards!

  4. Hi,

    I’m doing the same. but it seems like i’m missing the ignition wire on Pin 16 of the original connector.
    Do you know if this wire is some wire the the harnass? and what kind of pin is used in this connector? the pin 16 is empty so I need the pin aswell.

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