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Quick question about the smarttop for R170

In the instructions (which i didn't recieve yet):

if you look at step 10, you see the electronics box next to the battery:
http://www.mods4cars.com/sms/db/smar...install/en.php

this is the same electronics box that i have in my car (got the picture from google):
http://gtcarlot.com/data/Mercedes-Be...-61834281.html

Is this an issue? I think the pictures in the instructions are post facelift.
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It looks almost the same to me.
Have you also checked our DIY thread?
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r170-cla...-pictures.html
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The google link comes up with a load of different photos , but I know what you're refering too , having worked on both types , there's no difference , although the box changes the ECU connector is the same !!
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@JaysonM I read those instructions too. But that engine's electronic box is still a little different than mine.

@curro101, Ok thanks. I trust you.

Btw, I'm going to make a video of it.
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http://gtcarlot.com/data/Mercedes-Be...-61834281.html

This link was what i was reffering too
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Blimey , these smartops take some wiring in don't they ! !
I remember the smartop unit on my 986 Boxster......... you just unplugged the existing roof relay and plugged the ST one in its place !! 14 secs tops
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The r172 is quick now. the r171 about an hour. the r170 was always a challenge.


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In the instructions (which i didn't recieve yet):

if you look at step 10, you see the electronics box next to the battery:
http://www.mods4cars.com/sms/db/smar...install/en.php

this is the same electronics box that i have in my car (got the picture from google):
http://gtcarlot.com/data/Mercedes-Be...-61834281.html

Is this an issue? I think the pictures in the instructions are post facelift.
I don't see a difference between the box in the instructions and the pic you posted.

In the instructions, the box is next to the battery, just like in your photo and all R170's facelift or not.

The photo in the instructions has the cover of the box off, is that what threw you off?
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Blimey , these smartops take some wiring in don't they ! !
I remember the smartop unit on my 986 Boxster......... you just unplugged the existing roof relay and plugged the ST one in its place !! 14 secs tops
Welcome to the world of 170's.. lmao.


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@DaytonaJae, what i was worried about was the shape of the box. The shapes are clearly different which i wanted to make sure it was the same thing, just the box had a different shape.
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Pre-facelift has the 38-pin connector making a bulge on the in-board side of the box.
The post facelift has no such bulge, since it has OBD2 near the bonnet release under the steering wheel.

No other differences in the electronics box, AFAIK.
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Well I have all the instructions and pictures all I need is my smart top. Looking at Fed-X it is in Florida now I hope it does not take as long to get here to Ormond Beach, FL as it did to go to three different place in CA and then 5 day to get to Florida. Hoping to have it tomorrow. Have to play golf in the morning and then work Friday though Monday big weekend at Lowes Labor Day. So looks like Tuesday will be the big day for the install. I am sure it will be here by then.
Can't start on it and not finish in the same day, might forget what I was doing. I have CRS.
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Mine just arrived today. I wish Roderick had sent it via Fedex Express (Airplane), but he sent it via Fedex Truck.
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All you smart top folks at the October meet better show off that mod! I do believe a video of up and down is in order teeheehee.


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youtube full of smarttop vids




also check one of our meet videos by jazzman for the line of slks putting their tops up and down
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also check one of our meet videos by jazzman for the line of slks putting their tops up and down
Yea I was at that meet and had to set in my car and hide to put my top up and down. LOL. But not any longer my SMART TOP was here when I returned from playing golf today. Now all I need to do is install it. But it will be working by October for sure.


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@DaytonaJae, what i was worried about was the shape of the box...
Ah now I see what you are referring to! I did not know there was a difference pre and post facelift R170, you learn something new from this forum each day!

If the wiring is different I am sure mod4cars would have notated that in their install instructions.
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