Just bought a Mini (2012) one d as a learner looking for Tips.

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Post by JimsZ » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:57 pm

So, after narrowing down the choice finally landed on a mini as a 1st car to teach my daughters how to drive.

Looking for tips n tricks if any of you guys own one. First issue... how do I connect their iPhones :lol:

The blue tooth works for calls but the display says usb lead not supported when trying to play
Music :headbang:

Reading up on it there appears to be a dedicated lead sold specifically for minis to connect with, looked them up and they are £60 👀

Is that my only option ...

Any advice on how to overcome this?
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:03 pm

Maybe I'm just showing my age, but personally I think teaching them to drive needs to be the priority.

Then once they can perhaps they will be able to cope with distractions like music and calls! :roll:
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Post by JimsZ » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:20 pm

It is the main objective but no reason not to set them up for success. :driving:


The other issue is they can’t drive it yet for another month so i will be having some mini fun and I want my phone connected for testing purposes :P

Reading up it sounds a bit temperamental even using the official lead which sells for £60 OMG! So may not be worth the hassle :lol:
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Post by Ozyboyross » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:12 am

JimsZ wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:20 pm
It is the main objective but no reason not to set them up for success. :driving:


The other issue is they can’t drive it yet for another month so i will be having some mini fun and I want my phone connected for testing purposes :P

Reading up it sounds a bit temperamental even using the official lead which sells for £60 OMG! So may not be worth the hassle :lol:
My wife has a paceman, Great car, we use it as the family hack! but the bluetooth is for calls only, its very similar to the system in the e90 BMWs.

Yes you do need a dedicated lead, but the BMW one is the same and shares the same part number, we picked one up for £25 on eBay, Works great, charges your phone etc.

The non genuine leads apparently dont work very well so we didnt bother wasting our money on them!
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Post by JimsZ » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:00 pm

Appreciate the feedback thank you.

Will look for a genuine one then and try and get a better price then £60!
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Post by JimsZ » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:09 am

Well after some advice from a friend it looks like this is the recommendation.

He says hard wiring overcomes the battery issue and bobs your uncle. We will see :lol:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TaoTronics-Wir ... 9717615765
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Post by Argyll Andy » Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:07 pm

JimsZ wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:57 pm
So, after narrowing down the choice finally landed on a mini as a 1st car to teach my daughters how to drive.

Looking for tips n tricks if any of you guys own one. First issue... how do I connect their iPhones :lol:

The blue tooth works for calls but the display says usb lead not supported when trying to play
Music :headbang:

Reading up on it there appears to be a dedicated lead sold specifically for minis to connect with, looked them up and they are £60 👀

Is that my only option ...

Any advice on how to overcome this?
It looks like you might already have something sorted but came across this when looking at something else. Not sure if it’s what you’re looking for or maybe get one for a backup

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Genuine ... Swf15aXiPQ
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