Comfort Roof Control Module for

  • Mini Cooper Mk II (R57)
  • BMW 1 Series Convertible (E88)


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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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    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 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.

    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!

    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. Turn ignition off and pull key before installing! Open trunk lid, lift up top mechanism to gain better access. Fold down back seats and remove trunk bottom piece. Remove two plastic rivets with safety pins (1). One is in the middle of the carpeted side piece, the other is normally obscured by the right seat's back rest.
    2. Now the camera is inside the car, pointed toward the back. Remove the three rivets on the bottom of the back wall.
    3. Pull hard forward and up to remove plastic wall piece. Disconnect 12V connector (1). Now remove both torx screws (2) and (3).
    Installation - Steps 4-6
    4. Remove side piece (1). Leave the red connectors (2) connected and lay the plastis piece on the tail gate. Pull gently on the light fixture (3). It is only snapped into place.
    5. Disconnect the plug (1) from the lamp socket.
    6. Remove the carpeted lid (1) right above the trunk light and free the green emergency release (2) from the wall piece (there is a slot in the front). Then take the entire carpeted wall part out.
    Installation - Steps 7-9
    7. The white box (1) is the convertible top controller. Remove the nut (2) on the top and loosen the one on the bottom, then tilt the box sideways to get to the large black connector (3). Push in the locking tap on its top while pushing the locking lever over to release the connector from the control unit.
    8. Unplug the large black connector (1) from the top controller.
    9. Install the supplied wiring harness by first plugging the corresponding plug (1) into the socket on the top controller. Make sure the latch lever locks it into place. Connect the original plug (2) to the socket on the wiring harness (3) and also make sure the lever locks into place. Reattach the top controller with the two nuts.
    Installation - Steps 10
    10. 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). We recommend leaving the USB cord connected to the module and accessible for later firmware updates or easy module configuration with a laptop.