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Old 06-12-2015, 07:42 AM
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We traded our two 2007 cons in for a Laurel Edition 2010 so I need to move threads!

For the convertible screen, here is a cheap alternative. At Marshalls they sell a pet screen, to stop your dog moving from the front to the back seat, ties onto the seats and works perfectly as an air deflector At $7 there was no reason not to try it!

This will be my fourth mini, a 1988 Red Hot (my first car back home) and now our third new gen convertible.
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Old 06-17-2015, 06:45 AM
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Posted in your other thread, Like the Laurel edition is quite rare. Congrats.

Convertible owners here from years ago and still do , a R52 MINI convertible.

Top down motoring is the best !
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post
Just a note, if it has to be formatted FAT32 the largest USB stick/drive you can use will be 32GB due to FAT32 limitations.
I currently have in my usb slot a 128GB memory stick with tons of music . I have a 2012 R57
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Originally Posted by carverbaby View Post
i found it!! thanks so much for the picture. i was looking in the wrong area maybe i can hook up a subwoofer there too
It's actually not under the hinge, but on the left rear inside lip of the boot opening, about eight inches to the right of the boot opening.

As for using it to power a subwoofer, that outlet shares the same 20 amp circuit as the front console power socket and really isn't adequate to support a subwoofer amp.

To do that properly, you need to run a dedicated power cable (preferably at least 8 gauge wire) from the amp and through the firewall entry port into the engine compartment, directly to the auxiliary connection nut on the positive terminal of the car battery.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:54 PM
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Just noticed my 2009 r57 MCS has that rear plug too... saw this threads like 2yrs ago and finally went outside to look haha ....
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:55 PM
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ALSO: I have an aftermarket Kenwood headunit.. but I installed a 250gb (its weird that SSD's dont follow 1024bit ratings) ... but with a USB 2.0 enclosure every single one of my 190gb Archive of music that ive been downloading since I got a cable modem in 98 work fine in the vehicle ... I use the passenger side netting (paper holder?) to house the SSD enclosure
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