The SmartTOP Convertible Top Controller made by Mods4cars for Audi A5 is a retrofit module which allows using the convertible top with one-touch convenience and while driving at slow speeds. It also gives owners the option to raise and lower the top from the original key fob remote. This summer Mods4cars has improved not just one, but two aspects of the kit: On one hand the wiring harness was redesigned with OEM quality connectors in order to make installation even easier, on the other hand the SmartTOP module itself received a design overhaul and comes in the exclusive, custom designed Mods4cars enclosure.
“Our modules offer increased convenience by providing intelligent features and simple operation. We set a high value on offering products that are easy to install by anyone. For that reason and to avoid problems or mistakes during installation, we ship our kits with custom plug-in-between wiring harnesses.” says PR-Manager Sven Tornow.
Just by adding the wiring adapter in between a couple of connections the SmartTOP kit is connected to the vehicle electronics. New, OEM quality connectors now provide perfect fit and total protection against misaligned connections. The plugs and sockets are all equipped with latching mechanisms in order to provide a safe and reliable link. “Installation of this kit merely requires opening an access panel in the trunk of the car and is completed in just a few minutes.” Sven Tornow continues.
Also the appearance of the product itself was improved by using the new, custom designed product enclosure for the SmartTOP module. The new enclosure is smaller and more ergonomically shaped, so it can be installed in tighter locations in the car. The main connector and USB port are now fully enclosed and protected. The conformally coated electronics board inside is protected from moisture.
Apart from the two signature features each SmartTOP module made by Mods4cars offers a host of bonus features: On cars with keyless entry option the top can be lowered or raised by touching the door handle without the need to retrieve the key. The windows can be controlled independently from the top by remote and a chirp signal can be programmed to sound briefly when locking or unlocking the car. An extended mode can be activated which allows starting or stopping the engine while the top is in motion. Also the entire product can be temporarily disabled while retaining all user configurable settings.
All features and functions are user programmable. Settings can be adjusted in the car using key combinations or by connecting a Windows or Mac computer to the USB port present on the module. The USB port also allows quick and easy firmware updates which are provided free of charge online.
Other Audi SmartTOP kits are available for the Audi A4 Convertible and Audi TT. The SmartTOP family supports pretty much all manufacturers: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volvo and VW.
The SmartTOP for Audi A5 Convertible is available for 249 Euros + tax.
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