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Gemini Phone Mount Install Guide - MINI Gen 1

THANK YOU for purchasing the MINI Gen1 Gemini Smartphone Mount from CravenSpeed. This product is made from the highest grade materials, and is guaranteed to be free from defects.

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Parts Included:

  • Gemini Phone Mount for MINI Gen1
  • Magnetic Base
  • 2 ea Plastic Spacers
  • 2 ea Phillips Head Screws
  • 2 ea Washers

Tools Required:

This kit is designed to allow the driver to position a smartphone for heads-up view without needing to handle the device. The Gemini mount allows you to customize your view by adjusting the extension arm to the angle that suits you.

The installation time for this product is approximately 15-30 min. It is highly recommended that you only use magnetic tip drivers, as the screws securing the tachometer to the steering column are easy to drop behind the dash, and can be tricky to recover.

It is important to note that this CravenSpeed Pro Series Mount is compatible only with Gen1 R50, R52 and R53 MINI Cooper vehicles .



Step 1 - Removing the Tachometer

    Utilizing a T-25 Torx driver, remove the factory mounting screws from behind tach/speedometer unit. Press the release button on the green wiring harness to detach it from the back of the unit and lift it off the steering column.  Keep the factory T-25 Torx screws as you'll need them for the re-installation.

Step 2 - Install the bracket onto the Tachometer

    Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the two screws on the back of the tachometer. You will not need these to complete the installation, but it is a good idea to hang onto them in case you ever remove the Gemini Mount.

    Drop the two plastic spacers into the holes where the screws were.

    Align the bracket over the two holes and use the included screws with the small washers to secure the bracket to the back of the tach. These screws are slightly longer and wider than the factory screws. This is to ensure a secure attachment of the mount to the tach. They require a bit more torque to install than the stock screws. Once the screw bottoms out, do not keep twisting the screw as you will strip the hole.

Step 3 - Re-Install the Tachometer

    Align the tachometer back onto the steering column and re-install the two T-25 Torx screws.

    The bracket can be installed in any orientation on the tach. The mount is assembled to be used on the right side of the tach, but can be re-configured to be used on the left side. Once you've re-mounted the bracket to the other side, simply remove the nut and bolt that secures the extension arm and reinstall it on the other side of the bracket.