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SmartTOP convertible top add-on module for Mercedes-Benz SLK now with plug-and-play wiring adapter

05-24-2012 07:32 PM CET | Tourism, Cars, Traffic

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SmartTOP convertible top add-on module for Mercedes-Benz SLK now with plug-and-play wiring adapter

SmartTOP convertible top add-on module for Mercedes-Benz SLK now with plug-and-play wiring adapter

The aftermarket convertible top module offered by Mods4cars for Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 models now ships with a plug-and-play wiring adapter. This new and custom designed adapter makes installation a lot easier and straight forward. The module allows one-touch opening and closing of the convertible top while driving as well as top operation from the factory remote fob up to the full RF range.

Las Vegas, Nevada – May 21st, 2012

The add-on convertible top module for Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 offered by aftermarket electronics specialist Mods4cars now ships with a custom designed plug-and-play wiring adapter. This new adapter allows for a very simple and straightforward installation of the kit by simply plugging it in between a couple of connectors. All connectors used are original OEM quality parts, thus a perfect and secure fit is guaranteed. “Older installation methods where connectors needed to be disassembled and individual wires had to be dealt with are a thing of the past“, says PR manager Sven Tornow. No wires need to be spliced, cut or severed. Everything stays in pristine condition and the kit can be removed from the car without leaving any traces.

The SmartTOP convertible top module gives Mercedes-Benz SLK owners the distinct advantage of being able to put the top up or down with one-touch convenience and while driving at speeds of up to 60km/h (~38mph). Additionally the factory remote fob can be used to control the top from a distance, up to the full RF range of the remote. No changes are necessary to the remote fob. No more holding down the switch: The car will be used top-down more often.

Configuration of user programmable settings is easier than ever, thanks to the full integration of this module with the car’s electronics. Settings are shown in clear text on the cluster display. “This allows our customers to quickly and easily customize the experience to their personal liking“, Sven Tornow continues.

This SmartTOP module also offers the following bonus features: Windows can be controlled separately from the remote and all windows can be closed with a quick touch of the console button. On cars with Keyless Go factory option the top can be controlled via touch sequences on the driver’s side door handle. Starting the engine or turning the ignition off while the top is moving will not interrupt the operation. There is a master switch to quickly disable the module completely, while retaining the individual preferences.

All modules come with a standard USB port for quick and easy firmware updates or module configuration via PC. Support software and firmware update files are available free of charge online. A SmartTOP module is a future-proof investment.

The convenience of this kind of add-on module is not only to be enjoyed by Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 owners as similar modules are also available for the previous generation SLK models R170 and R171.

Mods4cars carries SmartTOP modules for: Alfa, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Infiniti, Mazda, Mercedes, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Volkswagen and Volvo.

The SmartTOP kit for Mercedes-Benz SLK R172 is available for 249 Euros + tax.

A demonstration of the product can be found here:

Further details:


About Mods4cars:

Mods4cars was founded in 2002 with the idea to add a highly demanded feature to the otherwise almost perfect Porsche Boxster: Comfort One-Touch roof operation while driving at slow speeds. The resulting product offered not only that, but also allowed quick and easy installation by just swapping out a relay box, thus leaving no traces and no permanent changes on the vehicle. The first SmartTOP roof controller was born.

The success of their first products in Germany and Europe prompted them in late 2004 to move operations to the USA, to be able to serve the American market as well as all other English speaking countries such as Australia, UK and South Africa from one central location. Their business has grown to a full-fledged international corporation with an office in Las Vegas and a full line of innovative products as well as distributors and installation partners all over the globe.

Being highly specialized in the development and distribution of aftermarket roof- and comfort controllers since 2002 allows them to offer an unsurpassed level of competence and product quality. Their main goal is optimization of each individual product to a maximum in compatibility, usability and intuitive operation. They put greatest effort into development and quality checks of all their products to achieve this goal and meet all expectations of their customers.

The extraordinary success of their products is also based on the great communication with their customers, which usually already starts for each new product during the development and prototyping phase.

Mods4cars LLC
1350 E. Flamingo Rd #3100,
Las Vegas, NV 89119 - USA
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