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I know nothing when it comes to wiring so I'm just using the vehicle specific harness I ordered online.
all the cables seem to match up though...
Hmmm weird. Is the accessory wire and ground wired up correctly on both ends of the wiring harness. So is it wired correctly at the vehicle specific harness and the radio harness ? Accessory wire should be red and ground should be black.
 

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I know nothing when it comes to wiring so I'm just using the vehicle specific harness I ordered online.
all the cables seem to match up though...
If I were you I'd double check that the Red(Positive) and the Black (negative) on the head unit are correctly wired up to the harness, Also have you wired up the Yellow 12v constant power wire that the above OG talks about?
 

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I real long shot but are you not getting power when the stereo is ‘loose’ or not in its cage?

the only reason I ask is the Alpine halo9 I put in my wife’s Touareg (and murano before that) doesn’t power up until its touching the cage itself, (I.E earthing itself) never had a stereo do that before and it’s odd it does it in 2 different make of car but may be worth a look

Other than that have you got the red/yellow leads the right way round on the harness to allow it to switch and save its presets etc

final thought, a question to everyone this time, do you need some sort of canbus adapter on the later Minis, I had to add one to the Touareg as the OEM stereo wiring didn’t have a switch function, that adapter allows the stereo to turn on and off on the ignition as per the standard head unit, prior to fitting that I wired it to a spare fuse ‘hole’ but it meant it only came on with the engine running and went off instantly when the key was turned back to ‘ACC’ position
 

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I real long shot but are you not getting power when the stereo is ‘loose’ or not in its cage?

the only reason I ask is the Alpine halo9 I put in my wife’s Touareg (and murano before that) doesn’t power up until its touching the cage itself, (I.E earthing itself) never had a stereo do that before and it’s odd it does it in 2 different make of car but may be worth a look

Other than that have you got the red/yellow leads the right way round on the harness to allow it to switch and save its presets etc

final thought, a question to everyone this time, do you need some sort of canbus adapter on the later Minis, I had to add one to the Touareg as the OEM stereo wiring didn’t have a switch function, that adapter allows the stereo to turn on and off on the ignition as per the standard head unit, prior to fitting that I wired it to a spare fuse ‘hole’ but it meant it only came on with the engine running and went off instantly when the key was turned back to ‘ACC’ position
Not that I know of. I've installed a cheap Chinese android unit in mines and it will turn on and off with the ACC wire (red wire) and it will use the Constant power wire (yellow wire) to put it into sleep mode when the ignition is turned off so that you don't need to wait for it to boot up everytime you get in the car, it'll just wake up. My stereo works fine without the engine on and the key in ACC so I don't see there being a problem. I bought my kit here o had a little issue with it not fitting properly so I had to cut away at the cage that holds the Speedo for the unit to fit but I think that's just because I was using a Chinese stereo as they have been renowned for not fitting correctly in double din kits I got my stereo here and it's brilliant works with steering wheel controls too! Here my before and after, excuse the mess and I know it's not quite fitting, need to do a bit of tweaking hahaha I just wanted it done the day I installed it planning on ripping it all out again to install a dab adapter and back up camera!
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im trying to install the above but with a 120 and not the 130, i have all the cables as said about but for some reason i can get power to the unit but i dont get any sound or a radio signal. Any ideas? Thanks
 
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