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#1 Old 06-30-2011
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My name is Bill and I just purchased my first SLK280 today. A 2008 SLK280, white with the beige interior and with the Harmon Kardon stereo and navigation.

I love the car!!!
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Hi from sunny London,

Congrats on the car get yourself a smart top, it will make you love your car even more than you do now!
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Welcome from PA. I have the same car as you. Just installed a smart top and love it. Enjoy your new ride.
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Everyone for the warm and gracious welcome to the forum...

What is a 'smart top'?
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Welcome from Indy.

Do what YOU want to do to your SLK, if anything. Also, you still have the factory warranty, which is good!

The "Smart top" is an electronic "gizmo" that allows one to lower/raise the top remotely(e.g., while walking to/from your car), among other things, if the car doesn't already have the MB "Smart Key".

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Welcome aboard from Weddington, NC. You have found the "treasure trove" of all SLK sites!
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Everyone for the warm and gracious welcome to the forum...

What is a 'smart top'?
Detailed function description (* = Factory setting)
Function 1 - Product Enable - Workshop/Diagnose Mode ( 0=OFF / *1=ON / 2=NO HAZARDS )
When disabled, the module becomes completely inactive and behaves as if it was not installed. This is useful if you need to take the car to the dealer or garage for inspection or repairs.
Setting 2 disables blinking of the hazards during remote operation.

Function 2 - One-Touch for the roof button ( 0=FACTORY / *1=ONETOUCH / 2=EXTENDED[!] )
When enabled, the center console button operation is enhanced as follows:
Holding down the button in either direction will operate the top as long as the button is held.
Tap OPEN 1x to open the roof completely and roll all windows down.
Tap OPEN 2x slowly (1 sec interval) to open the roof and raise the front windows.
Tap OPEN 2x quickly (like a mouse double-click) to automatically lower windows (SLK) / raise windows (CLK,SL).
Tap CLOSE 1x to close the roof completely and raise all windows up.
Tap CLOSE 2x quickly (like a mouse double-click) to automatically raise windows (SLK) / lower windows (CLK,SL).
Tap in the opposite direction at any time for emergency stop.
When set to setting 2 (EXTENDED), it is possible to turn the ignition off and pull the key out, while the top operation continues. It is also possible to get out of the vehicle and lock the doors using the LOCK button, while the roof is closing.[!] USE WITH EXTRA CAUTION!

PLEASE NOTE: On CLKs model year 2004 the roof can be operated while driving, but not using the "one-touch" feature. This is due to the way the roof button is directly wired to the roof controller on this model only.

UP TO FIRMWARE 3.25:
Programming the max speed for top operation while driving:
While driving at the desired speed, press and hold the phone "end" button on the steering wheel until you hear an audible confirmation. The speed limit can be programmed from standstill up to 35mph (60km/h) on the hardtops (SLK/SL) and up to 25mph (40km/h) on the softtop (CLK).

Function 3 - Remote top operation ( 0=OFF / *1=ON / 2=EXTENDED[!] )
This function allows roof operation with the original remote using the RF signal. This works on cars with and without the IR receiver and allows for a much greater range than the close range IR solution.
Tap UNLOCK on the remote 2x (in 1 sec intervals) to open the windows only.
Tap UNLOCK on the remote 3x (in 1 sec intervals) to open the roof.
Tap UNLOCK on the remote 4x (in 1 sec intervals) to open the roof and leave windows up.
Tap LOCK on the remote 2x (in 1 sec intervals) to close the windows only.
Tap LOCK on the remote 3x (in 1 sec intervals) to close roof and windows.
While the roof in in motion, the hazard lights flash as a warning signal (unless disabled by function 1). Tapping either LOCK or UNLOCK button on the remote will interrupt the operation immediately.
IMPORTANT: When sequential unlocking (first driver's door then all other doors) is enabled, one click needs to be added (3x to lower windows, 4x to open top etc.), because 2x just opens all doors.
When set to setting 2 (EXTENDED), it is possible to turn the ignition on and start the engine, while the top operation continues.
Please use with extra caution to avoid injury by moving top parts!

Function 4 - Remote window operation ( 0=OFF / *1=ON ) - UP TO FIRMWARE 3.25
This function allows window operation with the original remote using the RF signal. This works on cars with and without the IR receiver and allows for a much greater range than the close range IR solution.
Tap UNLOCK on the remote twice (in 1 sec intervals) to open the windows only.
Tap LOCK on the remote twice (in 1 sec intervals) to close the windows only.
Tapping either LOCK or UNLOCK button on the remote will interrupt the operation immediately.
This functionality is now (as of firmware 3.30) integrated with function 3.

Function 4 - Maximum allowed speed for top operation ( *0=0kmh / 1=10kmh / 2=20kmh / 3=30kmh / 4=40kmh / 5=50kmh / 6=60kmh) - FIRMWARE 3.30 AND LATER
Setting the max allowed speed for top operation in steps of 10km/h (~7mph). Setting 0 only allows top operation while halted.

Function 5 - Automatic power locks ( 0=OFF / 1=LOCK ONLY / *2=KEY OUT / 3=IGNITION OFF )
This function can be set to automatically lock the doors when driving (setting 1) and additionally unlock the doors automatically, when either the key is pulled from the ignition lock (setting 2) or when the ignition is turned off (setting 3).

Function 6 - Chirp Sound on lock/unlock ( *0=OFF / 1=HORN L / 2=HORN L+U / 3=SIREN L / 4=SIREN L+U )
This function can be set to either chirp once when locking the car (setting 1) or additionally chirp twice when unlocking (setting 2). Setting 1 and 2 use the regular horn, setting 3 and 4 use the alarm siren (requires factory alarm with red "panic" button on the remote fob).
To enable the horn chirps on SLK and CLK, a fuse needs to be reseated in the engine compartment fuse box. Please see the installation manual for details.

Function 7 - HomeLight XL ( *0=OFF / 1=FOG / 2=DIPPED BEAM )
This function turns the headlights on for 30 sec., when either the PANIC button on the remote (if present) is tapped briefly or the OPEN button is tapped once while the car is already open (or CLOSE button while the car is already closed). To turn the light off manually, just tap the button again. Setting 1 activates the fog lights and setting 2 activates the regular dipped beams as the light source.
PLEASE NOTE: On the SL this function always uses all turn signal lights.

Function 8 - Daytime Driving Lights ( *0=OFF / 1=FOG / 2=LOW BEAM )
Enable this function to turn the fog lights or headlights (low beams) on as soon as the engine is started. Some countries require the front lights to be permanently on.
PLEASE NOTE: On the SL this function DOES NOT work and the setting is ignored.
WARNING: This function ONLY ACTIVATES THE FRONT LIGHTS !!! You have to make sure that you still turn the light switch if you drive at night, since this function will NOT activate any rear lights or dash board illumination!


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