Allows Apple iPods to be controlled through the factory MINI Cooper radio and steering wheel mounted controls. Does not work if factory MINI Cooper CD changer, satellite radio, or hands free phone system is installed as it connects through the same port on the back of the radio. If this factory option adaptor was not ordered on your car, you can add it now. This item fits MINIs built March '02 and later (September '04 and later for convertibles) thru the 2006 models. Installation is somewhat involved, so be sure to view the factory instructions at the link below.
Provides better sound quality compared to playback through the AUX port. The iPod interface will work with Nano, Mini, 3G, 4G or 5G video (G = generation). Not compatible with 5G (video) Nano.
For US Market MINIs
Fits the following:
2002-2006 R50 MINI Cooper Hatchback with production date of 01/2002 - on
2002-2006 R53 MINI Cooper S Hatchback with Production date of 03/2002 - on
2005-2008 R52 MINI Convertibles from 09/2004 - on
2006 R53 JCW GP with production dates of 06/2006 - 09/2006
Make sure the BMW p/n matches the p/n on the instruction sheet before you begin!
NOTE: Navigation, Ipod Interface, Harman Kardon, and Auxiiary Input components are all compatible. However, Ipod is not compatible with the 6-disc CD changer, Sirius Satellite radio, or hands-free phone.
For a replacement interface cable, see NMI4406.