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.
- Gemini Phone Mount for Gen3 MINI
- Magnetic Base
- 3 x Phillips Head Screws
- T-20 Torx Driver
- Phillips Head Screwdriver
- 5/32" Hex Driver
- 7/16" Wrench
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.
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. 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.
Align the bracket with it’s 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.
Re-connect the wiring harness plug, align the tachometer back onto the steering column brackets and reinstall the T-20 Torx screws and rubber plugs.
Select which device holder you would like use (XXL Clip or Magnet). Next, 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 5/32" Hex Driver 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.