THANK YOU for purchasing the MINI Gemini Smartphone Mount - Gen 3 from CravenSpeed. This product is made from the highest grade materials, and is guaranteed to be free from defects.
- 1 x Gemini Phone Mount for Gen 3 MINI
- 1 x XXL Clip
- 1 x Magnetic base
- 3 x Phillips head screws
- T20 Torx driver
- Phillips head screwdriver
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 F54, F55, F56, F57, and F60 MINI Cooper vehicles.
Step 1 - Removing the Tachometer
Start by lowering the steering column to the lowest position.
Find the 2 screws that fasten the tachometer to the steering column and remove them using the T-20 Torx driver. Be careful not to drop them as this can double your install time! (This is where a magnetic tip comes in handy) Keep these Torx screws safe; you will need to put them back on.
The tachometer is fastened to rails on the steering column, so take note as you remove it. It will be important to realign the tach onto this rail for proper re-installation.
Slide the tach towards you, and press the tab to remove the electrical plug from the rear of the tach to free it completely.
Step 2 - Install the bracket onto the Tachometer
Use a phillips head screwdriver to remove the three screws in the back of the tachometer. (shown below) 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.
Align the mount with it’s aluminum spacers over the two holes shown in the photo below:
Use the included screws 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.
Align the tach back onto the rails it was sitting on when you removed it. Then reinstall the torx screws that you removed in step one.
Select which device holder you would like use (XXL Clip (discontinued) or Magnet). Then simply loosen the collar and pop the holder onto the ball at the end of the extension arm. Then tighten the collar back up. You can switch holders at any time using this same procedure in reverse. The extension arm can be adjusted to your preference as well. With a 4mm Allen key and 7/16 wrench, simply loosen the nut and bolt that secure the extension arm, adjust it into your preferred position and re-tighten the nut and bolt.