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#1 (permalink) Old 05-06-2004, 02:11 PM
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Has anyone modified their convertible E46 so the roof will come down with the press of a button when the car is in an alarmed and closed position?
Mine is a 2000 330Ci.
Thanks in advance.
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Originally posted by PAUSTIN@May 6 2004, 01:51 PM
Has anyone modified their convertible E46 so the roof will come down with the press of a button when the car is in an alarmed and closed position?
Mine is a 2000 330Ci.
Thanks in advance.
Are you talking out opening the covertible top with the BMW remote with the press of a button? If so, I know of the perfect module.

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That's the very thing i'm looking for.
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we have found a module (some kind of timer delay) but my auto electrician can't find a way of fitting it into the 51 pin wiring connector.
Have you actually had one fitted to your car?
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hmmm, this doesnt make much sense... Dont you have to latch the top when it comes down? And unlatch it to open it? ... Kinda defeats the purpose of security if you not gonna use the latches so you can just open and close it anytime...



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This ia a UK car, an E46, you don't have to latch the roof it does it automatically.
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I found this link on another forum. Not sure how refined it is, but if I could find out more about it, I would probably use it.

http://www.carpassionata.com/english

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Thanks, i'll take a look.
Nice drive by the way....
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Originally posted by rgzimmer@May 7 2004, 12:02 PM
I found this link on another forum. Not sure how refined it is, but if I could find out more about it, I would probably use it.

http://www.carpassionata.com/english
This is the same module I have on my car. The only difference is that I purchased it from Tectronics (http://www.tectronics.com/tectronics/e_index.htm - Click on Products --> Radio Key for Convertible Top). The module works great and is not that difficult to install.

It’s nice to walk up to your car and have it finish opening the top by the time you open the door. I especially like the fact that when I park my car, I just have to start the closing process by holding down the close button on my remote for about 5 seconds and just walk away. After the top is closed, all the windows will automatically close.

Tectronics also charges 288 Euros so the price is the same. The only reason you might want to buy from them is because I was happy with my purchase and they answered all my questions. I have no affiliation with them but I do recommend them if you are thinking of buying this module.

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Fantom,

Are in Europe or the US? How long did it take to ship?

Thanks!

2004 325CiC Convertible; Silver Gray Paint, Gray Leather, Black Top, Sport Package, Premium Package, Xenons, heated seats, but too cheap to buy the nav...

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Fantom,

Are in Europe or the US? How long did it take to ship?

Thanks!
I am in US in Maryland. It took about 10 days to receive it once I placed the order.

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Originally posted by fantom+May 7 2004, 08:24 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (fantom @ May 7 2004, 08:24 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-rgzimmer@May 7 2004, 12:02 PM
I found this link on another forum. Not sure how refined it is, but if I could find out more about it, I would probably use it.

http://www.carpassionata.com/english
This is the same module I have on my car. The only difference is that I purchased it from Tectronics (http://www.tectronics.com/tectronics/e_index.htm - Click on Products --> Radio Key for Convertible Top). The module works great and is not that difficult to install.

It’s nice to walk up to your car and have it finish opening the top by the time you open the door. I especially like the fact that when I park my car, I just have to start the closing process by holding down the close button on my remote for about 5 seconds and just walk away. After the top is closed, all the windows will automatically close.

Tectronics also charges 288 Euros so the price is the same. The only reason you might want to buy from them is because I was happy with my purchase and they answered all my questions. I have no affiliation with them but I do recommend them if you are thinking of buying this module. [/b][/quote]
Hi,

Are there many wires to connect?
Where do you connect them?
Where do you hide the module?
Do you use your current key to operate it or is there a seperate fob/transmitter?
Does it set the alarm on closing?


Thanks
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Originally posted by fantom+May 7 2004, 09:54 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (fantom @ May 7 2004, 09:54 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-rgzimmer@May 7 2004, 09:34 PM
Fantom,

Are in Europe or the US? How long did it take to ship?

Thanks!
I am in US in Maryland. It took about 10 days to receive it once I placed the order. [/b][/quote]
They ship from Turkey and Germany.
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Hi,

Are there many wires to connect?
Where do you connect them?
Where do you hide the module?
Do you use your current key to operate it or is there a separate fob/transmitter?
Does it set the alarm on closing?

Thanks
Are there many wires to connect?
There are 6 wires to connect. All of them use clips to tap into the existing wires. No splicing of wires is necessary.

Where do you connect them?
Four of the wires connect near the cigarette lighter, under the panel, and two wires connect behind the glove box.

Where do you hide the module?
The module is placed under the panel near the cigarette lighter. It is a little smaller than a deck of cards.

Do you use your current key to operate it or is there a seperate fob/transmitter?
The reason I got it is because you don't need another transmitter to operate it. You just use your current BMW key.

Does it set the alarm on closing?
The first thing it does when you click the "Close" button is lock all the doors and activate the alarm. Upon holding down the "Close" button, then the windows roll down a little and the top starts closing

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Originally posted by fantom+May 8 2004, 03:39 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (fantom @ May 8 2004, 03:39 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-PAUSTIN@May 8 2004, 07:08 AM
Hi,

Are there many wires to connect?
Where do you connect them?
Where do you hide the module?
Do you use your current key to operate it or is there a separate fob/transmitter?
Does it set the alarm on closing?

Thanks
Are there many wires to connect?
There are 6 wires to connect. All of them use clips to tap into the existing wires. No splicing of wires is necessary.

Where do you connect them?
Four of the wires connect near the cigarette lighter, under the panel, and two wires connect behind the glove box.

Where do you hide the module?
The module is placed under the panel near the cigarette lighter. It is a little smaller than a deck of cards.

Do you use your current key to operate it or is there a seperate fob/transmitter?
The reason I got it is because you don't need another transmitter to operate it. You just use your current BMW key.

Does it set the alarm on closing?
The first thing it does when you click the "Close" button is lock all the doors and activate the alarm. Upon holding down the "Close" button, then the windows roll down a little and the top starts closing [/b][/quote]
Thanks Fantom i will make some more enquiries.
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