SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF enables top operation via One-Touch

As of now, the retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF from the company Mods4cars is available. It allows for the top to be opened and closed while driving via One-Touch. A short tap of the button activates the automatic movement of the retractable hardtop.

The retrofit SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF is now available. “The additional comfort module for the Mazda MX-5 is one of our most popular products. We are pleased that we can now also offer a SmartTOP solution for the new Mazda MX-5 RF,” explains PR spokesman Sven Tornow.

The SmartTOP modules are additionally installed into the vehicle in order to make the operation of the retractable hardtop more comfortable. After installation, it is possible for the Mazda driver to open and close the top while driving at a speed of up to 50 km/h via One-Touch. All you need to do is tap the top button. The top movement is then carried out automatically. “This way the driver has both hands back on the steering wheel faster,” explains Sven Tornow.

In addition to this main function, the SmartTOP also offers further clever features: Upon customer request the function “Invert switch logic” has been added. Thanks to it, the operating direction of the top button can be inverted. In addition, the top movement is also possible while reversing. Starting and stopping the engine does not interrupt the current top movement process.

All functions can be programmed according to personal wishes. Among other things, it is possible to adjust, step by step, the speed at which the top movement can be carried out whilst driving. Thanks to a USB port attached to the module, the configuration can be made easily via a PC / Mac. In addition, the USB port makes it possible to upload additional software updates and feature enhancements, which are offered by Mods4cars free of charge.

For easy installation, the SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF comes with a plug-and-play cable set. The specially developed T-cable set has connectors in OEM quality and ensures for a simple connection between vehicle electronics and SmartTOP module. No cables need to be cut, so a residue-free removal is possible at any time.

Since 2001, the company Mods4cars has manufactured their SmartTOP roof top controls. From Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen to Volvo all common convertible and Roadster models are supported.

The SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF is available for 269,00 Euro + tax.

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF is available at www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP convertible top control for Mazda MX-5 RF

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Alfa Spider gets new design

Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars has recently upgraded the product design of the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller modules. The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Alfa Spider now receives this hardware upgrade as well. The kit allows use of the top while driving at slow speeds and with one-touch convenience. The top can also be controlled from a distance using the original key fob remote.

Effective immediately, Mods4cars ships the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Alfa Spider with the new, custom designed product enclosure. The intelligent aftermarket product makes using the convertible top easier and more fun. Owners can open and close their top from the original key fob remote without the need to modify said remote or receiver system.

Another main feature of the module is the ability to control the top while the car is in motion. Up to a speed of 40 km/h (~28mph) the top can be opened or closed with one-touch convenience. It is not necessary any longer to hold down the switch for the entire duration of the operation. A quick push starts a full automatic top cycle.

All features of the SmartTOP product can be configured individually to taste. Bonus features such as an extended mode that allows the engine to be started or stopped while the top is still moving, can be enabled. The entire module can be disabled, if needed, while retaining all other user settings. Installation is made easy through use of a plug-in-between wiring adapter. The adapter comes with the kit and quickly connects the module to the car electronics.

“We are happy to announce availability of the redesigned SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Alfa Spider this year.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “On one hand the custom designed product enclosure is about 30% smaller than the previous version, allowing installation in even tighter spaces.”, he continues. On the other hand the new version now comes with two LEDs that show status information which helps during installation.

Mods4cars continually works on extending and improving products and features. Other than occasional hardware upgrades, all products receive firmware upgrades when new functionality is implemented. Customer feedback is always taken into consideration. All modules come with a USB port for quick and easy configuration and update via Mac or Windows PC. Support software and firmware updates are available online free of charge.

Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo: SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller kits are available for many popular brands.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Alfa Spider is available for 249 Euros + tax.

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Alfa Spider is AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Alfa Spider

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Nissan 370Z Hardware Update

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Nissan 370Z now ships with a new product enclosure. SmartTOP allows, among other things, the convenient one-touch operation of the convertible top while driving at slow speeds as well as remote control of the top from the original key fob.

Automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars has upgraded the product enclosure for the SmartTOP add-on convertible top controller modules. Just in time for the convertible top season 2015 the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Nissan 370Z has received the new, custom designed enclosure. The new shape and size of the module is not only slimmer and more esthetic looks wise, it also makes installation a lot easier.

Due to the smaller size it can be mounted in tighter spaces in the car and two integrated LEDs indicate when the module was installed correctly. The new enclosure also uses a lot less plastic and no more screws. This makes the product more environmentally friendly overall.

The SmartTOP kits make using the convertible top easier and more fun. They allow drivers to open and close the top with one-touch convenience and while driving at slow speeds of up to 40 km/h (~28 mph). It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch for the duration of the operation. A quick tap is enough to start a full automatic open or close cycle.

Additionally it is possible to control the top from a distance, using just the original factory key fob remote. A quick key combination on the remote triggers automatic opening or closing of the top. Users can select if they want windows up or down after opening the top. No changes are needed to be made to the original fobs or receiver system.

Apart from these two main features the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Nissan 370Z comes with a few bonus features, all of which can be individually configured to taste. The windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote for example and all windows can be closed at once with the console switch.

A chirp feature is built in that can, if desired, give a short audible confirmation when locking or unlocking the car. Doors can be auto-locked while driving and hazard flashers can be activated during remote operation. An extended mode allows turning the engine on or off while the top continues to run and the entire module can be disabled temporarily, if needed, while retaining all user settings for when it is re-enabled later.

The kit comes with a plug-in-between wiring adapter for easy installation. The module itself is equipped with a USB port for configuration and firmware updates. Support software as well as firmware updates are available free of charge online.

Mods4cars has been offering SmartTOP kits since 2001. The following popular brands are supported: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Nissan 370Z is available for 249 Euros + tax.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Nissan 370Z is AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Nissan 370Z

Audi A5 SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller gets feature enhancements

The Audi A5 SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller allows simple one-touch operation of the top while driving as well as remote operation from the original remote fob. Now manufacturer Mods4cars has added two new features to the module: Opening and closing of the windows separately from the top via touch door handle and a setting that allows owners to invert the console top switch direction.

The aftermarket Audi A5 SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller makes it possible to open and close the top while driving at slow speeds of up to 60 km/h (~38mph). A convenient quick single touch is enough to set the top in motion. The top can also be controlled from the original factory key fob remote.

All SmartTOP modules come with a host of bonus features. The Audi A5 kit can be programmed to activate the hazard flashers during remote top operation and a short confirmation beep when locking or unlocking the car can be activated. The windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote. Also the keyless operation via the touch door handles was fully integrated for cars that come with that option. Tapping the door handle three times activates the top. A new update to the product firmware now allows the windows to be lowered or raised by holding the door handle for 2 seconds.

“We position our SmartTOP Convertible Top product in the market as a general convenience add-on.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “Our clever functions and bonus features are meant to simplify operation and make owning the convertible more fun. We always take customer feedback into consideration, like in this case. Now it is not necessary any longer to take the key fob remote out of the pocket in order to just lower or raise the windows.” Sven Tornow continues.

The second addition is meant to make using the top switch more intuitive. Now users can select which way they want the console switch to work. “In some countries the console switch is wired with ‘backwards’ logic.” Sven Tornow explains. “Thanks to the SmartTOP module our customers can now choose if they want to pull the switch to lower the top or push it instead.”

Existing customers get to enjoy the new features, too. All SmartTOP Convertible Top Modules made by Mods4cars come with a standard USB port which allows end users to apply firmware updates and conveniently configure the product with a Mac or Windows PC. Support software and update files are available online, free of charge.

SmartTOP Convertible Top kits are available for the following popular brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The Audi A5 SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller is available for 249 Euros + tax.

The Audi A5 SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller is AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

Audi A5 SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller

SmartTOP Add-On Convertible Top Controller for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC redesigned

The aftermarket SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC made by Mods4cars received a facelift redesign. They now ship in a new, custom designed module enclosure, specifically made by Mods4cars for the purpose. It is smaller and slimmer and thereby easier to install in tight locations in the car. Two LEDs show status information and aid during the install process.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC offered by aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars provide simple and easy roof controls for convertibles. On Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC the product allows opening and closing of the top while the car is moving, up to 40 km/h (~28mph). Thanks to the one-touch operation, the top switch only needs to be tapped once. It is no longer necessary to pull over and hold the switch down for the entire time.

Additionally the top can be controlled from the original key fob remote by issuing a key combination. This makes it possible to open the top before getting in the car. Vice versa it is also possible to close the top from a distance at the first sign of impending rainfall. No changes are necessary to the original key fobs or receiver system.

Apart from these two main features, SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC modules also come with a few bonus features: Windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote. The “all windows” switch in the car can be made to close all windows with one-touch convenience. And a windows comfort feature allows the driver to still operate all windows for up to 60 seconds after turning the ignition off. An extended mode can be activated which allows the top to continue running while the engine is being started or stopped. The entire module can be deactivated temporarily while retaining all user configurable settings.

All features of the module can be configured according to individual needs. Configuration of the module is extremely simple. Mods4cars was able to control the center display in the dash to show a clear text setup menu which shows all functions and settings of the top module in an easy to understand way.

Now Mods4cars redesigned the looks of their smart modules. “The new product enclosure was exclusively designed by and made for Mods4cars to perfectly meet all the needs of the module.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “It is about 30% smaller and can be fitted easily in tight spaces in the car. Additionally there are two LEDs now that show status and troubleshooting information in order to make installation simple and straight forward.” he continues.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC modules come equipped with a standard USB port. This port allows quick and easy configuration of the module via Mac or PC as well as firmware updates. Support software and updates are available free of charge online. The kit comes with a full plug-and-play wiring adapter harness for quick and simple connection of the module to the car electronics. No wires need to be cut or spliced, no soldering is necessary and everything can later be removed without leaving any damage or trace.

SmartTOP kits by Mods4cars are available for the following popular brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC is available for 249 Euros + tax. A kit is also available for the Peugeot 207 CC.

SmartTOP for Peugeot is AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

Convertible Top Controller for Peugeot 307 CC and 308 CC

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Ford Focus CC receives exterior design upgrade

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Ford Focus CC made by Mods4cars now ships in a new, improved, exclusive and custom designed product enclosure. The add-on module allows convertible top operation while driving at slow speeds with one-touch convenience. Additionally it is possible to open and close the top from the original factory key fob remote.

Owners of the Ford Focus CC can make using their tops much easier and more fun with the SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Ford Focus CC offered by automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars. The module allows opening and closing of the top with convenient one-touch operation and at slow speeds of up to 40 km/h (~28 mph). The top cycle is completed fully automatically by the module without the need to hold down the switch.

It is also possible to control the top from a distance by using the original key fob remote. A quick key sequence sets the top in motion. SmartTOP customers can air out their convertibles on hot days while still approaching the car. Being able to close the top from afar at the first sign of impending rain is a great bonus, too.

Each SmartTOP module comes with a host of bonus features, all of which can be programmed according to taste and needs. On the Ford Focus CC it is possible to enable hazard flashers during remote top operation and an extended mode allows turning the ignition on or off while the top operation continues. The entire module can be deactivated temporarily as well, while retaining all user programmed settings for when it is re-enabled.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Ford Focus CC can be installed by the end user. Manufacturer Mods4cars has now improved the shape and design of the module itself to make installation even easier. Two LEDs show status and error conditions and the module enclosure has become very small and slim to allow installation in tight spaces. The kit ships complete with a plug-in-between wiring adapter that simply connects the module to the car electronics.

“We constantly work on improving our products and extending functionality.“ says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “We regularly offer software updates and upgrades in addition to the occasional hardware change.” he continues. The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Ford Focus CC is equipped with a USB port for quick and easy firmware updates which are offered online and free of charge.

SmartTOP kits are available for the following popular brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW. The SmartTOP kit for the Ford Focus CC is available for 249 Euros + tax.

SmartTOP for Ford Focus CC is AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Ford Focus CC

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Audi and Volkswagen gets new design

Aftermarket automotive electronics specialist Mods4cars completely redesigned the look and feel of their SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Audi and VW. They now come in a custom designed product enclosure manufactured exclusively for Mods4cars. Effective immediately, the modules for Audi A3 and A4 Convertibles as well as Audi TT Roadster and Volkswagen Golf VI Convertible ship with the new module enclosure. The smaller, slimmer shape of the module makes it easier to install it in tighter spaces in the car. Two built in LEDs show the status of the module and aid during installation.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Audi and VW make using the top simpler and more comfortable. The retrofit kit made and offered by Mods4cars allows drivers to open and close the top while driving at slow speeds of up to 60 km/h (~38 mph). All that is needed is a quick, single touch of the switch to start full automatic operation. It is no longer necessary to hold it down for the entire time of the operation.

Additionally the top can be controlled from afar by using the original factory key fob remote. A key combination sets the top in motion. On hot days the top can be lowered while still approaching the car and at the first sign of rainfall the top can be closed quickly without the need to walk to the car.

Apart from these two main features all SmartTOP modules offer a host of bonus features, all of which are user configurable. The windows can be controlled separately from the top by remote. On the Audi A3 and A4 all windows can be closed automatically with the switch in the driver’s door. VW Golf VI drivers can reverse the direction of the top switch to make it more intuitive. An extended mode can be activated which allows the engine to be started or stopped while the top continues to open or close. The entire module can be deactivated temporarily if needed, while retaining all other user settings.

Mods4cars continually works on improving its products. “In order to make this possible, all of our modules come equipped with a USB port that allows end users to flash firmware updates at home.” explains PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “The updates are available free of charge for our customers on our web site. This is unparalleled service in a product segment like ours.” Sven Tornow continues.

The Convertible Top Controller for Audi and VW come with plug-in-between wiring harnesses for simple and easy installation. This custom designed wire adapter connects the module safely and securely to the vehicle electronics. SmartTOP kits are available for the following popular brands: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.

The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Audi A3 and A4 Convertibles as well as Audi TT Roadster and VW Golf Convertible is available for 249 Euros + tax.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

Convertible Top Controller for Audi

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SL R230 now with Keyless-Go Top Operation 2/2

SmartTOP add-on Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SL (R230) Feature Overview:

Remote control of convertible top
Open/Close your convertible top using the original factory remote control key / key fob.
Open/Close the top while driving
Open/Close your top while driving. Speed programmable up to 40kmh (CLK) / 60kmh (SLK & SL).
One-Touch power convertible top
“One-Touch” convertible top operation allows your top to open or close automatically.
Range Extender
Increases the remote range, allowing you to operate the top from the same distance as the door locks.
Full text setup in car display
Configure functions of the module to meet your personal preferences via our full text setup menu.
Passive / Invisible mode
Turn the whole module off with an easy key sequence. Ideal when letting someone else drive your car.
Separate window control
Raise and lower the windows separately by remote without activating the top.
Comfort window open/close
One-Touch opening/closing of all windows via quick double tap on the top switch.
Full Rear Window control
Raise rear windows with top down.
Top convenience mode
Turning the ignition on or off does not interrupt convertible top operation.
Chirp-signal function
When locking and/or unlocking the car, the horn sounds briefly if desired.
Hazard Signals
Optionally the hazard blinkers are activated while top is operated from the remote.
Automatic door locks
Set power locks to automatically lock and unlock the doors when you drive.
Keyless Go top control (SL)
Open and close the top by touching the door handle three times.
Home Light
Remotely activate the headlights for 30 seconds.
Reversible plug-in installation
Remove any time allowing sale or return of a leased vehicle in it’s original condition.
USB Port for easy setup / updates
This module can be configured and updated using any Mac or PC.
AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !

SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller for Mercedes-Benz SL R230 now with Keyless-Go Top Operation 1/2

The SmartTOP add-on kit for Mercedes-Benz SL R230 made and offered by Mods4cars allows owners to use the console switch while driving at slow speeds of up to 60 km/h (~38mph). All that is needed is a quick touch to start full automatic top operation. The top can also be controlled with simple, intuitive commands from the original remote key fob.

Additionally all SmartTOP modules offer a host of bonus features aimed at making the convertible top experience more enjoyable. The SmartTOP module for SL R230 now received a firmware update adding another feature: Keyless-Go operation on cars equipped with the factory start/stop button feature. Open and close the convertible top by simply touching the door handle a certain way.

“We see our SmartTOP Convertible Top Controllers first and foremost as a convenience add-on.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow. “By making operation simple and intuitive we strive to make the top down experience as enjoyable and convenient as possible. This new feature allows drivers to keep the key in their pocket while still being able to open or close the top from outside the car.” he continues.

Mods4cars is continually working on adding new features and improve operation of the convertible top. Customer requests are always welcome and often result in firmware updates down the road. “It has been almost 10 years that we brought the SmartTOP product for the Mercedes-Benz SL to market and we still keep adding functionality via firmware updates and free of charge.” Sven Tornow concludes.

All existing customers get to benefit from the new functions the same way new ones do. All SmartTOP modules come with a standard USB connector and support software for PC and Mac. The module can be conveniently configured and firmware updates flashed in seconds and at no charge. After purchasing a SmartTOP module, firmware updates, added functions and improvements are always free, for the life of the product.

SmartTOP Convertible Top kits are available for: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The SmartTOP kit for Mercedes-Benz SL R230 is available for 249 Euros + tax. Also for the successor, the SL R231, a SmartTOP kit is available.

AVAILABLE AT www.mods4cars.com !