INSTALLATION BMW Z4
Comfort Roof Control Module for
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|We explicitly point out that all functions of this control unit should be used only while exercising caution and responsibility. We can NOT be held liable for any damage or injury caused by installing or using this product.|
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|Important Information. READ BEFORE INSTALLING THE PRODUCT!|
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|This module comes with our USB Field Upgrade and Configuration Port! BEFORE YOU INSTALL, we encourage you to connect the module using the supplied USB cable and check for firmware updates. All information and software regarding this new feature 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 also possible to permanently install the USB cable with the module in the car, leaving the computer end in an easily accessible spot for later use with a Wifi laptop.|
The green InstallAID™ LED signals a correct installation and shows the status of the module.|
LED either dimly lit or flickering erratically
LED permanently ON
|Installation - Steps 1-3|
|1. Turn ignition on and open convertible top to the shown position (service position), then stop. Now turn ignition off and pull key before continuing! From the right side, reach into the trunk and lift the luggage divider (1) into the upper position. Then remove plastic cover (2) by pulling toward the front of the car. It is only held in place by three spring locks.|
|2. The spring locking mechanisms are marked here with arrows.|
|3. Now pull up on the bottom of the carpeted piece to reveal two more spring locks (1). Remove the plastic plugs (2) and (3) to remove the whole carpeted piece.|
|Installation - Steps 4-6|
|4. Remove additional plugs (1) and (2) that hold the plastic cover in place. One (see arrow) is hidden right behind the trunk lid hinge. Remove the whole plastic piece.|
|5. Underneath is another protective plastic cover. Lift it out to reveal a cluster of control units.|
|6. The convertible top controller is white and easily distinguished by a bright green and a long black connector. Push down on the locking tab (1) while moving the lever to the left (arrow) to remove the black connector from the controller.|
|Installation - Steps 7-8|
|7. Remove the black plug from the top controller and replace it with the one from the SmartTOP wiring harness. Since the introduction of the plug and play wiring harness, the cloth tape does NOT have to be removed (as seen here) any more! IMPORTANT: Push the plug firmly into the socket so that the locking lever flips up and latches by itself. Don't try to use the lever to "pull" the plug into the socket. Otherwise some of the pins won't make contact and thereby prevent the top from working.|
|8. Connect the original plug to the matching socket on the wiring harness (also making sure the lever locks into place). Connect the SmartTOP module to the plug on the harness. 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). Put everything back together. We recommend leaving the USB cable installed and accessible for easy firmware updates or module configuration via laptop.|
|9. The best way to stow the bulky harness and connectors in the tight space is shown here. This way the lid(s) can be reinstalled without problems.|