The SmartTOP is a module that comes as part of an add-on Convertible Top Controller kit and can be installed by anyone. It allows owners to control their top from a distance by just using the original key fob remote. A quick sequence of key presses triggers a full automatic top operation. "The top can be opened while still approaching the car. In the opposite case it can be closed quickly at the first sign of impending rainfall, with no need to get inside and turn the ignition on." Sven Tornow continues. Neither the original key remotes nor any of the car's safety systems need to be modified.Additionally, when inside, the top can be opened or closed conveniently with a quick tap on the console switch. It is no longer necessary to hold down the switch for the entire duration of the operation. "This saves time, as the SmartTOP customer can touch the switch, turn the ignition off, get out and lock the car, while the top continues to close by itself." Sven Tornow explains.It is possible to program the desired position of the windows after opening the top. Selections include all windows down, front windows up and all windows up. The windows can also be controlled from the remote fob, separately from the top.By factory default the two small rear windows are permanently in the down position as long as the convertible top is open. One of the SmartTOP features now allows them to be raised. The car owner can decide if he wants all four windows to come up after opening the top for a better wind protection while driving at higher speeds. It also improves on the overall look of the California with top down: Raising all windows gives the Ferrari a more refined and complete look.An extended mode can be activated, which allows the engine to be started or stopped while a top operation continues. All features can be individually programmed. The module comes with built-in USB port and support software for Windows and Mac as well as firmware updates for all products are available online, free of charge. The module's functions can also be programmed in the car with a sequence of keypresses.The kit comes complete with a plug-and-play wiring adapter for extremely easy installation. Connecting the module to the car electronics is done by simply plugging in a few connectors. No wires need to be cut or spliced into, thereby leaving absolutely no damage and allowing for an easy removal, if needed.Features:
- Remote control of convertible top: Open/Close your convertible top using the original factory remote control key / key fob
- Open/Close the top while driving: Open/Close your top while driving. Speed programmable up to 60kmh
- One-Touch power convertible top: "One-Touch" convertible top operation allows your top to open or close automatically
- Individually programmable: Configure all functions of the module to meet your personal preferences via our signature setup menu.
- Passive / Invisible mode: Turn the whole module off with an easy key sequence. Ideal when letting someone else drive your car
- Top convenience mode: Turning the ignition on or off does not interrupt convertible top operation
- USB Port for easy setup / updates:
- This module can be configured and updated using any Mac or PC
- Designed for:
- Audi A3 Cabriolet (8V) MY 2014+
- E13 Certification: E13 10R - 03 10070
- Standby Power: < 0.1mA
- Dual color LEDs: YES
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.