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fayraree 04-12-2011 08:54 PM

Car Solution eOpen top module - anyone install this?
 
The thing available for $129 at eas:

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=1866

anybody install this? I'm worried about putting the top up/down at 15mph when the mechanics weren't built to take the extra wind resistance...mind you if the wind is blowing already (at a stop) it still opens and closes just fine...but not as often I guess... hmmmm

steve330 04-13-2011 01:23 AM

Go with your original gut feeling - the soft top mechanism is a complicated piece of engineering and is designed to be put up/down when stationary for a good reason. :thumbup:

SMUUUUUV 04-13-2011 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve330 (Post 13040539)
go with your original gut feeling - the soft top mechanism is a complicated piece of engineering and is designed to be put up/down when stationary for a good reason. :thumbup:

+1

330i ZHP 04-13-2011 12:41 PM

i am pretty sure that can be programmed into the GM5 with the proper BMW software, a laptop and the proper OBD port cable

Herbalicious 04-13-2011 09:03 PM

Sounds a little risky...

DropTopKingM3 04-13-2011 11:58 PM

You can ditch the itop module and find someone who can code your car. This will allow your top to open and close with the key.
Heres a video I made last fall using my car right after it was coded.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiaY3...layer_embedded

jason330cic 04-15-2011 12:57 PM

I read that these eOpen modules are sent out with no installation instructions and it's a mystery how to install them. The function can be programmed but most shops won't do it because it's actually illegal in the US.

fayraree 04-17-2011 09:48 AM

I can already open/close with the key...I'm talking about doing so while moving.

M3man2001 04-19-2011 06:41 PM

Do you know how/where this coding is located? Trying to get my local shop to find and activate it for me. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

mach.schnell 04-19-2011 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fayraree (Post 13056286)
...I'm talking about doing so while moving.

Curious as to why you would want to do this.

DropTopKingM3 04-19-2011 10:09 PM

Even if I were able to I would never open/close my top while the car is in motion. Just the wind and air pushing against it while its halfway through would scare me.

roofless e46 04-21-2011 02:51 PM

Does anybody know if there's anyway of changing my key so I only need to press it 3 times instead of having to hold it to put the roof up or down?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbupX-rBvqY&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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