Here is the audio stereo radio wiring information for your 2006 Mini Cooper S Convertible with the standard not the Harmon Kardon amplified system. It will be useful when installing a stereo sound system, aftermarket headunit radio, or other automotive accessories. Make sure to grab the appropriate tools to test all the wires in your Mini. Please check it over and use it as a GUIDE only to help you locate the appropriate wires. This schematic is provided free of charge and may not be 100% accurate. Failure to properly test all the wires may lead to vehicle or bodily damage. All information is provided as-is and accuracy is not guaranteed.
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2006 Mini Cooper S Audio Wiring Radio Diagram Schematic Colors – Aftermarket Stereo DIY Installation Help
Car Radio Constant 12v+ Wire: Red/Brown@ Radio Harness
Car Stereo Ground Wire: Brown @ Radio Harness
Car Radio Ignition Switched Wire: Purple/Blue @ Radio Harness
Car Radio Illumination Wire: Gray/Red (+) @ Radio Harness
Car Radio Dimmer Wire: N/A
Car Radio Amp Turn On Wire: White @ Radio Harness
Car Stereo Power Antenna: Same As Above
Reverse Trigger: Blue/Yellow (+) @ Driver Kick Harness to Rear
Parking Brake E-Brake Trigger: Blue/Brown w/ Yellow Dots (-) @ E-Brake Switch
Left Front Speaker Wire (+) Positive: Yellow/Red
Left Front Speaker Wire (-) Negative: Yellow/Brown
Right Front Speaker Wire (+) Positive: Brown/Black (Yellow/Red @ Speaker)
Right Front Speaker Wire (-) Negative: Blue/Brown Yellow/Brown @ Speaker)
Left Rear Speaker Wire (+) Positive: Blue/Black
Left Rear Speaker Wire (-) Negative: Blue/Brown
Right Rear Speaker Wire (+) Positive: Yellow/Black
Right Rear Speaker Wire (-) Negative: Yellow/Brown
Subwoofer Speaker Wire Positive / Negative: N/A
Center Channel Speaker Wire Positive / Negative: N/A
Radio Size: Single
Radio Removal Tools: – Dash Removal Plastic Pry Tools – Remove 1 screw from inside each cup holder in front of the shifter. Using the plastic pry tools above pry out the power mirror switch assembly behind the shifter and remove 2 screws underneath. Pull from the top of the panel under the steering column and unhook it. The bottom hinges but can come out as well. Remove 2 torx screws in pillar to the left of the radio. Open the glovebox. Remove 2 torx screws from the pillar to the right of the radio. Now move the pillars around enough that you can push the tops left or right to gain access to 4 torx screws holding the radio in. Remove and pull the radio out. Disconnect the plug and antenna. Keep in mind if you are installing a new radio in your Explorer you need the wiring harness, the antenna adapter, and the mounting kit as well.
REQUIRED PARTS FOR AFTERMARKET RADIO INSTALL
WIRING HARNESS WITHOUT FACTORY AMP:
MOUNTING KIT FOR DOUBLE DIN AFTERMARKET RADIOS:
MOUNTING KIT FOR SINGLE DIN AFTERMARKET RADIOS:
OEM AUX AUXILLIARY PORT RETENTION:
STEERING WHEEL CONTROL INTERFACE:
Use this to keep your steering wheel controls working with your new aftermarket radio. All wires connected at the back of the OEM radio:
You may alternately use this instead it is a bit cheaper but you have to cut and connect to a wire at the steering column instead of behind the radio:
SPEAKER WIRING ADAPTERS FOR AFTERMARKET SPEAKER INSTALL:
If doing front and rear speakers order 2 of these.
SPEAKER MOUNTING ADAPTERS FOR AFTERMARKET SPEAKER INSTALL:
If replacing the OEM speakers with 5 1/4″ – 6″ speakers these adapters will bolt right in the front:
NOTE – THESE WILL NOT FIT 6.5″ SPEAKERS!
IF INSTALLING 6.5″ SPEAKERS, YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE NEW MOUNTING HOLES BUT THESE ADAPTERS WILL WORK AND GIVE A LITTLE EXTRA DEPTH:
RECOMMENDED TOOLS FOR THE INSTALL – SAME ONES THE PROS USE!