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How to Play MP3s in a Mini Cooper

Updated July 19, 2017

The Mini Cooper offers a number of options for entertainment while you're out on the road. The 2007 to 2010 Mini Coopers all come with auxiliary inputs on the stereo that allow you to connect a number of different components. You can listen to MP3s in the Mini Cooper using a number of techniques, depending on whether you use an iPod, USB drive or other MP3 player.

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  1. Locate the USB port and the 3.5mm auxiliary port in your Mini Cooper. The 3.5mm is exactly the same as a headphone jack on an iPod or other MP3 player. On the 2007 to 2010 models, the USB port and the auxiliary port are together at the very bottom of the centre stack, underneath the overhang.

  2. Plug the iPod and iPhone "Y" connector into the USB port and auxiliary connector at one end and the other end into the bottom of the iPod or iPhone. Let the systems talk for a few seconds. Then press the "Audio" button on your stereo system and select "iPod." Music will start playing and you can select the MP3 you want to play using the radio or steering wheel controls.

  3. Plug the 3.5mm cable into the auxiliary port on the bottom of the centre console and plug the other end into the headphone jack on your MP3 player. Select "Aux" in the radio, and the radio will play whichever song is playing on the MP3 player. When you want to change the song with this method, you have to do so on the MP3 player.

  4. Plug the USB drive directly into the USB port on the centre stack. Select "USB" as the audio type. You can control the song using the controls on the Mini's radio.

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Things You'll Need

  • iPhone or iPod
  • Mini "Y" iPod cable
  • Other digital MP3 player
  • 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable
  • USB flash drive

About the Author

John Cook

John Cook has been writing professionally since 2010 and has over 20 years of experience working with horses and animals, and over 8 years of experience in the web design and computing industry. Cook holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Maryland.

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