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Carplay installation tutorial on Mini Countryman

Carplay installation tutorial on Mini Countryman

carplay mini countryman

We will see here in pictures how Apple Carplay is installed on a 2018 MINI Countryman with an EVO system. Same for Mini Paceman or Cooper.

Required hardware: a T20 torx screwdriver.

Installation time: 40-50 minutes

Inventory: Carplay module and wiring.
This includes the module, a wifi antenna, 2 LVDS (video) cables, the power cable, the auxiliary cable, and a USB cable (no need to plug it in if using the wireless device).

STEP 1: REMOVING THE MINI SCREEN

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Turn the plastic screen cover clockwise.

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You can remove it.

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2 screws are visible.

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Unscrew them.

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Now remove the second plastic cover.

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Once the screen is removed, you can finally see the car radio held by 2 torx T20 screws.

STEP 2: CONNECTION

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The plug (pink - purple) is the video plug of the screen.

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Remove it and reconnect the video jack of the supplied kit.

screen mini disassembly countryman paceman cooper

Identify the large power outlet (called Quadlock), remove it.

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Remove the optical fiber from the original Quadlock and put it back into the supplied Quadlock bridge (which will go directly into the original station).

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Insert the supplied quadlock plug into the original connector. Simple By-Pass bridge.

STEP 3: TEST

Press and hold the MENU button for 3 seconds on your iDRIVE wheel.

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The menu appears, select what you want to use : Apple Carplay, Android Auto or Mirror Screen.

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We chose Apple Carplay which will launch by default (without the previous menu).

Our module: Apple Carplay for MINI HERE