MINI Gen3 Gemini Smartphone Mount Instructions

THANK YOU for purchasing the MINI Gen3 Gemini Smartphone Mount from CravenSpeed. This product is made from the highest grade materials, and is guaranteed to be free from defects.

Parts Included:

  • Gemini Phone Mount for Gen3 MINI
  • Magnetic Plates (Magnet option only)
  • 3 x Phillips Head Screws (Traditional Cluster) or 4 Torx Screws (Digital Cluster)

Tools Required:

  • T-20 Torx Driver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver (Traditional Cluster) or T8 Torx Driver (Digital Cluster - included)

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 Gen3 F54, F55, F56, F57 and F60 MINI Cooper vehicles.

Procedure

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Step 1 - Removing the Tachometer

    Start by lowering the steering column to the lowest position.

    Find the 2 Torx screws that fasten the tachometer to the steering column and remove them using the T-20 Torx driver. They may be covered with rubber caps.  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 as you will need to re-install them later.

    The tachometer is fastened to brackets on top of the steering column, so take note of this as you remove it.  It will be important to realign the tach onto these brackets for proper re-installation.

    Pull the tach towards you and press the locking tab to remove the wiring plug from the rear of the tach to free it completely. With newer digital displays, there is a second plug to disconnect. On cars with heads-up-display (HUD), there will be an additional wire that can not be disconnected, in which case, installation will have to be done more carefully not to put too much stress on the wires.

Step 2 - Install the Bracket onto the Tachometer

    Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the three screws on the backside 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.

    For newer Digital Clusters, use the included T8 Torx driver to remove the 4 screws holding the unit together (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 bracket with its aluminum spacers over the three holes.

    Use the included screws to secure the bracket to the back of the tach. To ensure a secure attachment of the bracket to the tach, these screws are slightly longer and wider than the factory screws. They will require a bit more torque to install than the stock screws, so once the screw bottoms out, do not keep tightening as you risk stripping the hole.

    Digital Clusters have their bracket installed similarly. Align the bracket with its spacers over the four holes.

    Use the included screws to secure the bracket to the back of the Digital CLuster. To ensure a secure attachment of the bracket to the tach, these screws are slightly longer and wider than the factory screws. They will require a bit more torque to install than the stock screws, so once the screw bottoms out, do not keep tightening as you risk stripping the hole. It's good practice when installing plastic screws to align them in the hole, turn them counterclockwise until you feel the screw seat into the screw hole, and then begin fastening clockwise.

    Step 3 - Re-Install the Tachometer

    Re-connect the wiring harness plug, (two for the Digital Cluster) align the tachometer back onto the steering column brackets and reinstall the T-20 Torx screws and rubber plugs.