INSTALLATION BMW 3 SERIES
Comfort Roof Control Module for
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|This module comes with our USB Field Upgrade and Configuration Port! We recommend connecting it to a computer BEFORE YOU INSTALL and using our support app "m4cconnect" to do a quick firmware update check. M4cconnect as well as all other information regarding USB update and configuration can be found at www.mods4cars.com/usb. You can even configure and activate your favorite module functions and settings on screen before the module is installed in the car! It is a good idea to permanently install the USB cable with the module in the car, leaving the computer plug in an easily accessible spot for later use with a Wifi/3G/4G connected laptop.
IMPORTANT TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
If the top does not work properly or at all after installing the module, these tips can be very helpful:
• 1) Turn Function 1 (Main Switch) off (Setting 0). The module will be completely passive. If the problem still persists and the top won't work, check all connections. Please also check the green DATA LED on the module!
• 2) Function 2 now has a valet mode (Setting 2) on many modules. Valet mode completely disables opening of the top. Check the setting for function 2 and make sure the module is NOT in valet mode!
IMPORTANT: Not all modules have the valet mode! Please check the Operation and Programming Manual!
FUNCTION OF THE DATA LED
The DATA LED shows the module status and helps troubleshooting issues during installation:
• When the ignition is ON: The LED should BLINK (flash) in a regular pattern (about 1x per second). This indicates that the module is receiving data and should work OK.
• When the ignition is OFF: The LED should BLINK (flash) as long as the data bus is still active and turn off after a while (max 5 min) indicating that the car has entered stand-by (sleep) mode.
• If the LED is permanently lit with the ignition ON, the module is NOT receiving data from the top controller and all connectors should be checked.
• If the LED does NOT light up at all when turning the ignition ON, the module is either not getting power or not receiving ANY data. All connectors should be checked.
|Installation - Steps 1-3
|1. IMPORTANT: Turn off ignition and pull key before installing! Flip down backseat-backrest.
|2. Remove rear right cushioned side part of the back seat by pulling in the direction of the arrow.
|3. Pull to the middle and access the white latching mechanism with a screw driver to disengage it. Lift backrest up, unhook side part on the bottom, then flip backrest back down.
|Installation - Steps 4-6
|4. Remove outer plastic ring by pulling. It will slide off. Do not remove the torx screw in the middle of the rubber core.
|5. Along the left side of the carpeted back-board are plastic bolts that can only be removed after the center piece (core) was pulled out. Next pull hard on the top edge of the back-board to disengage the reusable bolt (1) along the top from the metal frame underneath.
|6. Locate the roof controller box (1) directly behind the board (white box sitting upright in a slot in the upper left corner behind the back-board with several plugs connected to it) and remove the long black plug (2) in the middle. To remove the plug, the small latch in the middle needs to be depressed while the locking lever is pushed upwards. We advise looking at this mechanism on the identical wiring harness plug in order to understand its function and to get the plug off easily while working in the narrow and cramped space behind the back board!
|Installation - Steps 7-9
|7. Install the supplied wiring harness by first plugging the corresponding plug into the socket on the top controller. Make sure the latch lever locks it into place.
|8. Connect the original plug to the socket on the wiring harness (1) and also make sure the lever (2) comes all the way up and latches into place. Connect the SmartTOP module to the plug on the harness (3). The green LED on the module should light up briefly (module starts up) and after a quick tap on the unlock button on the remote, should blink in a regular pattern (data bus activity).
|9. Stow the module and connectors in the corner, then re-install the back-board and side piece. Done. We recommend leaving the USB cord connected to the module and accessible (behind back rest or under back seat) for later firmware updates or easy module configuration with a laptop.