INSTALLATION SL R230


STLBMZ1

Comfort Roof Control Module for

  • Mercedes Benz SLK (R171)
  • Mercedes Benz CLK (A209)
  • Mercedes Benz SL (R230)

    v3.xx (All Versions)


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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.
    PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT.
    Important Information. READ BEFORE INSTALLING!
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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.
    The red ERROR LED shows problem conditions and helps with troubleshooting during installation.

    LED flashes 1x
  • The module receives data on the CAN input but does not receive a response on the CAN output. The connection between the CAN BUS and the module is OK but the connection between module and top controller (smartTOP) or navigation unit (smartTV) is either interrupted or polarity reversed. Check all plugs ans connections!
    LED flashes 2x
  • For Mercedes modules: The module is receiving unexpected data on the CAN output from a device it expects to be on the CAN input! Very likely the module is connected to the WRONG CAN plug. Instead of just the top controller (smartTOP) or navigation (smartTV) other, unwanted control modules are connected "behind" our module. Undesired operation will be the result! It is important to find the one correct CAN plug!
    LED flashes 3x
  • For Mercedes modules: The device we are trying to control is found on the CAN input instead of the (required) CAN output and hence can not be controlled. The triple blink can be used to quickly identify the correct plug: One by one pull the can plugs until the red LED stops flashing 3x (instead it flashes once), then connect the found plug to the secondary input.
  • USE OF THE 3M WIRE TAPS
    This module is installed using the 3M wire taps very popular with 12V aftermarket industry for their reliability and durability. The most common problem during installation is a bad contact between the plugs from the supply wires and the wire taps. Please make absolutely sure that the metal blades of the plugs slide into the slots of the t-taps. It happens that the blade "misses" the slot and the connection looks correct, but doesn't make electrical contact!

    The T-taps come in RED (for thin wires), BLUE (for medium wires) and YELLOW (for thick wires).

    To test if you installed the module correctly after all wires are connected, turn the ignition fully on and watch the green LED on the module. It should blink (flash) to signal a correct installation. If the LED either does not turn on or stays on permanently, there is a bad contact or a missing connection! See detailed explanation of the DATA LED.
    USE OF TYCO AUTOMOTIVE CONNECTORS
    THE PHOTO IS A SAMPLE AND ONLY SHOWS WHERE TO FIND THE NUMBERS AND HOW TO INSERT THE PINS. SOME CARS REQUIRE THE RED AND BLACK WIRES REVERSED! PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW STEPS FOR CORRECT WIRE ASSIGNMENTS!!!
    The wiring kit for this module uses one or more of the TYCO connectors shown on the left. These are specialty automotive connectors designed for tight and secure electrical connections. In order to avoid reversing polarity, please pay attention to the small numbers embossed in the back of the plugs where the contacts are inserted. In case one of these plugs will need to be removed later, it can be done without any damage to the plastic cap or the crimp contacts. Please see our Knowledge Base article(s) regarding these plugs at http://mods4cars.com/support/knowledgebase.php?search=tyco.
    Installation - Steps 1-3
    1. First, prepare the supplied wiring harness by installing the black connector caps as shown. Insert the short metal contacts into the smaller cap (top), RED wire in slot 2 and BLACK wire in slot 1. The contact numbers are embossed on the back of the plugs. If polarity is reversed, the module will NOT work! Install the long thin metal contacts into the larger cap (bottom), again RED wire in slot 2 and BLACK wire in slot 1. Push the locking tabs down until they snap in place with an audible click. Later in Step 4 It is very important that the RED wires from the module are connected to the brown wires with red stripe on the CAN Bus and that the BLACK wires from the module are connected to the plain brown wires.
    2. Now open the luggage compartment on the RIGHT side of the car (applies to LHD and RHD models) and remove the bottom lid. This will reveal a fuse and connector compartment underneath.
    3. Remove the long black CAN BUS distributor by pushing in the locking tab (1) with a screw driver while pulling in the direction of the arrow.
    Installation - Steps 4-6
    4. Shown here and marked with the red arrows is the protective cap that needs to be removed from the connector before the small plugs can be pulled out. Gently push the locking tabs outwards while prying the cap off. Use proper lighting to inspect the mechanism first, so the tabs don't break off.
    5. Attach one of the supplied power taps to the brown wire (1) for ground (or any wire leading to a grounding bolt) and the other tap to the red wire with green stripe (2) for +12V as shown. Make sure you tap the one that goes directly to the purple fuse block (arrow). Connect the module. Now the objective is to find the correct CAN plug by connecting the module in between the plugs. Pull a plug, replace it with the one from the module (3) and mate the other plug from the module (4) with the original plug. Then tap unlock on the remote and watch the green LED on the module. A bright, steady blinking pattern signals a correct installation. You may need to try all connectors one after another and repeat the procedure as the correct one is NOT always in the same (pictured) position! When found, attach the module with the velcro sticker to any flat surface, re-install the bracket and close the lid. Done.
    6. Finding the correct CAN plug - PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO. Connect the smartTOP module with the module harness (making sure the latch is engaged). Connect the small plug to the CAN bus and tap the unlock button once. Watch the LEDs on the module. Now disconnect the other small plugs one by one (one at a time) until the RED LED on the module stops blinking 3x and instead blinks 1x. The correct plug is now found and can be connected to the matching socket on the module harness. A successful installation is indicated by the GREEN LED blinking.