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opening/closing roof from key-fob ?

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I'm a new owner of a slk320 on a 97 plate, can anybody tell me if i can open/close my roof from the key-fob? i have been told it does but does it need programming?
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does not need programming but without the smarttop mod you have to point the key fob at the door handle and be very very close to it. search for smarttop mod and it has a lot of features. key fob uses ir and smarttop lets your key fob use rf.

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Hi All
I'm a new owner of a slk320 on a 97 plate, can anybody tell me if i can open/close my roof from the key-fob? i have been told it does but does it need programming?

Welcome aboard.

You need to have 'smarttop' installed, click on the slkstore link at the top for details. Highly recommend it .
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The r171 can be opened with the key from close proximity (less than a foot) through an IR sensor in the door handle. An after market opener called a "SmartTop" can also be installed. But I don't think that the r170 has any remote capability straight from the factory.

Gabus would know for sure...
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You have to install an aftermarket module for the R170. It never had a factory option for remote operation of the roof.
I have the Bipes Roof Module installed, and it's one of the best mods you can do for the R170.
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Hi and welcome aboard :hutab:

Now you have two similar threads going. Please use this one: https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-gen...of-keyfob.html
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