SmartTOP Convertible Top Module for Mercedes-Benz gets functionality boost

Thanks to the aftermarket SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller offered by automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars, Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 owners can now open and close the top while driving at slow speeds or control the top from afar via the original factory key remote. Both functions gain convenient one-touch operation, making the need to hold down any switch or button a thing of the past. Mods4cars continuously works on improving their existing products, always taking customer requests into account.

In April of this year Mods4cars published an update which now allows new and existing customers of the SmartTOP product to lower the top and raise the rear windows. By factory these windows are locked in the down position as long as the convertible top is down. The SmartTOP allows owners to bring them up with simple one-touch convenience.

This new feature was fully integrated into the SmartTOP firmware. Owners can choose if they want all 4 windows to come up automatically after opening the top from the console switch or the remote. Of course it is possible to retain the default setting and only control the front windows.

Additionally a new chirp feature was integrated into the module which can be programmed to either emit a brief sound on locking, unlocking or both. “This gives our customers an audible feedback that the remote command was actually received.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “It is particularly useful in bright daylight when you can’t see the flashers or hear the clicking noise. You can simply start walking away from the car and be sure it locked correctly.” Sven Tornow continues.

As a courtesy service Mods4cars always makes such improvements accessible to all customers, even existing ones. Every module comes equipped with a standard USB port to allow customer to quickly configure or update their product at any time. “Our customers have the distinct advantage to always get the latest and best software version for their product, completely free of charge. Firmware updates are provided by Mods4cars online for free.” Sven Tornow concludes. A custom designed plug-and-play wiring adapter is also part of the kit. It guarantees a quick and simple installation without the need to handle any wires or specialized knowledge.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 is available for 249 Euros + tax. There are versions available for the previous generation SLK R171 and SLK R170 as well.


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