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If you need quality ICE or AV installations for your Mini join customers from across the UK and bring your car to Cartronics. Find out how your iPod or iPhone should really sound in your Mini. CD quality audio, steering wheel controls, song and artist info displayed right on your radio. We also provide chip tuning for Mini. Get impressive speed and power gains for your later model (post 98) Mini. DVD installation, Sat Nav installations and all car kit integrations are also available for your Mini.

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Examples of our work

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Mini Cooper Dash Camera Install

Make: Mini

Model: Cooper

Mission: Install front and rear dash camera / dashcamsread more

 
 
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Mini Cooper Convertible Double Din Upgrade

Make: Mini

Model: Cooper S Convertible | R52

Mission: Upgrade to double din radio and navigation system

 

The customer selected the XAV-AX100, a sleek and intuitive double unit from Sony, ideal for BMW Mini entertainment and radio upgrades.

This touchscreen radio has some great features from Apple and Sony. The customer can now listen to their texts whilst driving and send messages via Siri, make phone calls, access their contacts, stream music, podcasts and audio books as well as navigate the roads with Apple’s powerful Maps. 

We integrated the original Harmon Kardon speakers (also known as HK) with the new Apple CarPlay. Not only did the new infotainment system look good, it sounded great. 

Does your Mini need a new radio and sat nav? Cartronics can update your R52, R53, R55, R56 and R57 vehicles with the latest in car technology. If you’d like to know more, please contact us and we can discuss your options.

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Mini Battery Drain Fault

Make: Mini 

Model: Cooper SD

Mission: Diagnose battery drain fault and repair 

 

This customer came to us complaining that their Mini battery was draining and going flat for no obvious reason.  

Instead of simply guessing what the fault was, we analysed the car with a special piece of diagnostic equipment over night and found where the exact fault was. The fault could have originated from almost anywhere in the vehicle, but we managed to find it and repair appropriately. 

The fault was diagnosed and repaired effectively and efficiently without excess cost being endured by the customer. 

 

Cartronics specialise in BMW fault diagnostics, including battery drains. If you're experiencing any fault symptoms with your BMW, we can not only diagnose, but repair it at our workshop in Surrey. 

 

Feel free to get in touch with us here for more information

 

 
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MINI Cooper S Alpine Apple Car Play Upgrade (iL X700)

Make: MINI

Model: Cooper S 

Mission: To install Alpine Apple CarPlay iLX-700 into a Mini Cooper S 

This customer wanted seamless integration between their iPhone and MINI Cooper S original interface. This Mini Cooper S has Harman Kardon (HK) to keep the original amplifier working and original steering wheel controls. This is important to the keep the original factory amp working as it gives a really good sound. 

The Alpine Apple Car Play system is double din and due to it’s amazing aesthetics, brings an older BMW MINI back to life.

Once you’ve tried Apple CarPlay in  your MINI Cooper, you never look back.

Android phone? Cartronics can also integrate Auto Android into Mini’s with ease. 

If you're simply looking to buy a Mini HK Enabler, check out our dedicated online store here.

Get in touch for a quote about your Mini Cooper upgrade

 
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MINI ONE Heated Seats Retrofit R55 R56 R51 R52

Brand: MINI

Model: ONE (compatible with Cooper, Cooper S, R55, R56, R51, R52)

Mission: To retrofit official factory fitted heated seats

BMW Option Code: 494

This customer wanted to keep his MINI ONE as per factory standard and wanted to add heated seats. The seat warmers on this vehicle used official BMW components. This included heated elements and BMW factory heated seat control switches.

The finished project was seamless and with winter just around the corner, this was definitely worthwhile for our customer.

BMW’s official option code for heated seats is 494.

Don’t forget we can retrofit heated seats to any BMW so get in touch for a quote. 

 
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MINI Cooper S Driving Modes Retrofit F55 F54 F56 F57

Mission: Retrofit MINI Cooper Driving Modes
Brand: MINI
Model: Cooper S F55 F54 F56 F57

This customer had just purchased a BMW Mini Cooper S but did not select the driving mode option which would have allowed a more enjoyable driving experience. This is normally part of the MINI ‘Excitement Package’. The customer had tried many places to get this type of retrofit – option code 4VA. Even BMW were unable to help.


After a quick visit to Cartronics, this MINI Cooper S owner was booked to have his driving modes installed and working to factory spec - the same standard as if he’s originally selected it upon purchasing the vehicle.


We are able to retrofit any BMW MINI options that you may have thought were unachievable. Simply get in touch with us and get your car the exact way you want it.

Contact us for a quote to retrofit driving mode in your MINI

 
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Mini Clubman Retrofit Rear Parking Sensors

Make Mini
Model: Countryman R60
Mission: Retrofit Rear Parking Sensors

The customer wanted to install the factory PDC parking sensors front and rear. We can retrofit any BMW options please contact us to enquire. 

 
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BMW Mini Countryman retrofit front PDC

Make : BMW Mini
Model : Countryman
Mission: Installation of the factory front PDC sensors

Cartronics can retrofit parking sensors to all BMW Mini cars including the Countryman, F56 F55 F54 . Full factory look installation and fully colour coded. 

Call today on 01932 800 800 and book your Mini in!

 
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BMW Mini retrofit rear camera

Make: BMW (MINI)
Model: F56 (One Cooper) All
Mission: To retrofit factory rear camera

The customer wanted to retrofit the original BMW MINI rear camera system to his new Mini F56, We installed the original BMW options to allow full factory control as intended and the Mini was now as per factory specification.

Please enquire about all BMW Mini F56 retrofits, we can install any options you require. 

 
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BMW Mini F56 retrofit Bluetooth and Aux Function

Make BMW (MINI)
Model F56 (One Cooper) All
Mission: To retrofit Bluetooth and USB

The customer wanted to retrofit the original BMW Bluetooth system to his new Mini F56, and also USB for iPod iPhone music playback. We installed the original BMW options to allow full factory control as intended and the Mini was now as per factory specification.

Please enquire about all BMW Mini F56 retrofits, We can install any options you require. 

Call us on 01932 800 800

 
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BMW Mini Retrofit rear parking sensors

Make BMW (MINI)
Model F56 (One Cooper) All
Mission: To retrofit factory rear PDC sensors

The customer wanted to retrofit the original BMW MINI rear parking sensors (PDC) system to his new Mini F56. We installed the original BMW options to allow full factory parking aids as per BMW spec.

Please enquire about all BMW Mini F56 retrofits; we can install any options you require. 

 
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Mini Cooper S R53 Apple Car Play

Make: Mini (BMW)

Model: R53 Cooper S

Mission: To install an Alpine Apple CarPlay system

If you have a BMW Mini from 2001 > 2011 we can install the latest Apple CarPlay units for a fully integrated ride as Apple intended. The new Apple CarPlay software is a joy to use and we fully integrate the new system with the cars original control systems, including any steering wheel buttons (and phone buttons) & audio speakers including keeping any HK (Harman Kardon) amplifiers working.

The finished product is a flawless install with full integration as standard.

We can also add rear reversing camera onto this system to finish the install.

If you’re installing your own unit and need a HK enabler please buy here.

Want to see another Mini Cooper with an Apple CarPlay upgrade? If so, check out this case study.

Get in touch with us to learn more about Apple CarPlay in your Mini

 
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BMW Mini retrofit rear parking sensors

Make Mini
Model Mini F56
Mission: To install factory Rear parking sensors

In this BMW Mini F56 we installed the factory rear and front parking sensors installed as per BMW spec and with full radio/screen controls as per BMW spec.

Call 01932 800800 to book your car in.

We can retrofit any items into the F56 range. 

 
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BMW Mini Alpine iLX 700 working with steering wheel controls and Harman Kardon

BMW (Mini)
Model : Most models

Cartronics are proud to announce that we are installing Apple CarPlay units (Pioneer and Alpine) SPH-DA120 or iLX-700 units in to any BMW Mini. Including early R50/R52/R56 all the way up to R60/R61/R57 (approx 2001>2013).

The Apple carplay unit is the best integration available for your Apple iPhone & your car, this Mini had the Alpine Carplay unit installed, it was fully connected to the cars original steering wheel controls and that includes the phone button!

Also the cars HK (Harman Kardon) amplifier was retained and used with no sound quality loss.

What a great system, looks and sound the part and now brings your iPhone into the car as Apple intended with this latest double din radio. HK enabler (to turn HK amplifer ON ) available here

 

 
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BMW Mini Retrofit Rear Camera System

Mini – All Models including F55/F56 Hatch Coupe
Mission: To retrofit BMW original rear reversing Camera

Cartronics can retrofit BMW factory original rear reversing camera to any new Mini variant, including F55 & F56 models. This system is as per factory BMW fitted option with full control via the cars LCD I-Drive display and full guide lines and PDC overlay options.

Full supply and installation and coding available. 

Call us on 01932 800 800 

 
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BMW Mini Retrofit PDC parking sensors

Mini
Models – Mini Hatch F56 F55 R57 R59 R61 R60
Mission: Retrofit Rear and Front PDC

Cartronics can now install (retrofit) front and /or rear parking sensors (PDC) for all new range of BMW Mini Cars. Factory look sensors with options of full factory integration with the cars LCD I-Drive Screen for full optical display.

This would be 100% the same as Mini / BMW factory installation.

Cartronics can retrofit any options for Mini / BMW cars. 

 
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Mini Speaker Upgrade

Make Mini (BMW)
Model Mini One /Cooper
Mission: Mini Speaker Upgrade

On this Mini the customer wanted to upgrade his original door speakers for a far better listening experience. The factory speakers were removed and in their place we retrofitted the FOCAL speaker system with separate tweeter and crossover all mounted in factory positions for a cosmetically pleasing finish. 

 
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Mini install with HK

Make Mini (BMW)
Model Mini One /Cooper
Mission: Add radio to MINI with HK

On this Mini the customer had the factory HK (Harman Kardon ) amplifier system fitted, so we had to install a new radio with Bluetooth and DAB (digital radio) but keep the OEM amp working. In addition we kept the customer's steering wheel controls working in full 

 
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Mini retrofit Bluetooth and USB

Make Mini (BMW)
Model Mini R60
Mission: To retrofit Original bluetooth and USB

On this BMW Mini we installed the original factory Bluetooth and USB system, all parts are BMW and are installed to factory spec. Cartronics have full in house BMW diagnostics systems to code, update and fault find all BMW and Minis cars. 

 
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BMW mini audio upgrade front comps rear 6x9 multimedia sat nav unit

Case Study BMW Mini - All Models to include Cooper and ONE
Mission : To Upgrade Audio and Retrofit Navigation

Cartronics can upgrade your BMW Mini with the latest touch screen navigation systems with full Bluetooth and iPhone control built in. The cars electronics are fully integrated to include HK amplifiers and /or steering wheel controls. The cars front door speakers and rear side panel speakers were also upgraded.
The overall sound is far superior to the stock system, and the new touch screen is bursting with features. 

 
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Mini Double Din Sat Nav

On this BMW Mini Cooper (R56)  our mission was to install a Double Din radio. Cartronics can retrofit any Double Din unit, including navigation, into your BMW Mini Cooper (R56) We can install the system so that the Mini has no errors and fully integrates with the cars steering wheel controls and parking sensors.
A seamless install and a great upgrade. 

 
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Mini AUX

BMW Mini R50 R56 Mission: To retrofit factory AUX input 3.5mm

On this BMW Mini (ONE/Cooper/R50/R56) we installed, as per factory, the OEM Aux input lead (3.5mm) for direct audio input to allow iPod & iPhone (etc.) playback.

 
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BMW mini audio upgrade

The mission for his Mini was to install a custom subwoofer.

In this BMW Mini R60 we installed a very small and discrete Pioneer subwoofer; it was integrated with the cars original Boost radio. This is a great sound enhancement to the cars sound system. 

Another happy customer!

 
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Bentley Parrot mini custom install

Bentley Arnage

Mission: Upgrade the very old telephone system

This Bentley Arnage had a very old phone system, we removed this from the car and installed a new Parrot Asteroid MINI smartphone and bluetooth integration system. This enabled multi phone connection with voice recognition, full iPhone and smartphone integration with USB playback.

Such a beautiful car, and now it is integrated with the future of car infotainment integration it makes a perfect combination.

Cartronics offer same day installation service. 

 
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BMW Mini Retrofit PDC

Make BMW / Mini
Model Mini Clubman
Mission : Factory Retrofitted PDC

On this BMW Mini Clubman we retrofitted the rear parking sensors (PDC), another happy customer and another factory perfect fit. 

 
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BMW Mini Rear PDC

Make : Mini
Model R60/R57
Mission : Retrofit iPod kit & OEM rear PDC

On this BMW Mini we installed full iPod control via the Boost radio and steering wheel controls, in addition we retrofitted rear PDC (parking) to this Mini. 

Call us on 01932 800 800

 
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Mini Clubman PDC

Mission: To retrofit BMW original rear parking sensors to this Mini 2013 R55 Clubman. This vehicle had no rear PDC sensors, so we retrofitted parking sensors as per factory .  Car was coded via our own diagnostics and colour matched so as good as new. 

 
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Retrofit Sat Nav into Mini Clubman R60

BMW

 

Model: Mini 2013 R55 Clubman

 

Mission: To retrofit Sat Nav into Mini Clubman R60

 

Cartronics are proud to announce an integrated sat nav system that is built into the MINI R55Clubman, it is fully mounted within the original factory panels. Fully featured, very tidy and great value.

 

Available in kit form shortly or have installed by us while you wait.
Call us 01932 800800 for more details.

 
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Mini R60 iPod and Bluetooth

This (BMW) Mini Cooper R60 had the full satnav system fitted at the factory, now the customer wanted to integrate his iPhone and iPod for full music and hands-free calling via the original system. We integrated this with a mObridge ABT2010, this allowed full control and a great factory look. We coded the car onsite with our BMW coding systems. 

 
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Mini R60 navigation retrofit KIT

 

Make: MINI (BMW)

Model: R60 Cooper

Project Mission:

Installation of a built in sat nav

In this Mini we installed a built in touch screen Garmin sat nav, looks great. No wires on show & full integration with the car.

Looks Great .

 
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Mini Cooper new Pioneer iPod and bluetooth radio

In this 2006 Mini Cooper we removed the original radio and installed a new Pioneer iPod and bluetooth radio, we installed this to the car but fully integrated it to the cars HK (Harman Kardon) system. We made a custom harness to enable the amplifier to switch on.  Works fully with iPhones and Android Smartphones.

 

 

 
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BMW Mini R57 with I-Drive iPOD and Bluetooth retrofit

BMW Mini

R56/57

2010

Mission: To Retrofit iPOD and Bluetooth fully integrated to car nav screen.

In this Mini which had the built in navigation system with I-Drive we fully integrated Bluetooth & iPOD (iPhone) into the system.

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Fully coded and working.

 
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BMW Mini R57 retrofit Bluetooth and iPOD

BMW Mini

R56/57

2010

Mission: To Retrofit iPOD and Bluetooth fully integrated to BOOST radio.

In this Mini which had the built Boost radio. We fully integrated Bluetooth & iPOD (iPhone) into the system.

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Fully coded and working.

 
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BMW Mini Cupholder Retrofit

BMW Mini

R50 / R51 / R52

2001-2005 approx

Mission: To Retrofit a usable Cup holder for your morning latte.

In all BMW minis the cupholder supplied is not large enough to use for any hot drinks! We retrofitted this cupholder so that your morning latte will be held securely and safe for you journey.

 
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Mini custom Sat Nav Install

Custom sat nav system built into BMW Mini clock section for a seemless, tidy install.

 
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BMW Mini R56 > Install double din radio

The new BMW mini R56 has a very integrated radio system stopping you the customer from adding your own systems to the car. The other problem a radio replacement would cause is the failure of any BMW diagnostic system being able to communicate with the car.
We can now over ride this, so your car will have no problem at any BMW garage.

 
 
 

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