April 13, 2005:
MikeyTheMINI sends package
Today I received a nice package from MikeyTheMINI who runs NewMINIstuff in England.
For GBMINI#3 I decided to stay with a Kenwood aftermarket stereo so I could still use my Keg, but I wanted to avoid having to install another IR remote to link the steering wheel controls to the head unit.
Instead, by ordering a European head unit through Mike, I could also use a wired interface … so today I received the new head unit & everything needed to install it into GBMINI#3:
I ordered the Kenwood W8531 from Mike – I wanted at least a two line display which crossed off some off the lower spec models. Mike included the fascia adaptor, antenna adaptor, and a wiring adaptor including the MFSW->Stereo converter for steering wheel control:
Now I just have to find the time (and courage) to dissasemble the new MINI!