Customer Reviews: smartTOP - Mazda MX-5 2006-2015
I'm a computer dummy and easily set up my Smarttop module on my computer before install.
The only thing that is a little difficult on this install was releasing the stock wiring plug in mainly because my fat fingers could not get in there.
Other than that, it's a great upgrade to the PRHT!
The only reason I gave the product 4 stars is due to the cost.
Like so many others, this seemed like a rather extravagant add-on, but after a few weeks with it, I've found it's one of the best modifications I've done with the car! A little bit tricky initially to get it programmed correctly (I did most of that through the button/beeps method utilizing the car's buttons). The installation wasn't difficult (there's a pretty decent pictorial on a Mazda Forum), though a tad awkward to access the connector latch behind the driver's seat. I found it also works when car is in reverse, which is nice when slowly and carefully backing out of the garage! Very, very convenient to be able to start the top up procedure as you're pulling into the driveway or a parking space or if it starts to rain while in traffic. And it looks kind of cool while doing it! Again, it does seem rather expensive for the device, but it's been very dependable so far, easy to incorporate into the space it goes in, and a blast to use!
It's a bit expensive for what it is, but it works as advertised and makes the PRHT experience much more convenient and enjoyable. Programming and installation were very straightforward, with the only difficulty being the unplugging of the OEM connector due to its inconvenient location and orientation.
Wish I knew this existed earlier. Easy to install, and it works with existing buttons on dash. Feels stock, and really should have been. Can now use it at any traffic lights without worrying if there is enough time, or pulling out of or into work etc. love it. Although I wish it was cheaper, it was worth it.
Great product! This was a very easy installation and it works flawlessly. This enhancement adds convenience and practicality. I highly recommend this product!
Great product. Easy installation and simplifies the top operation. I highly recommend.
Best easy mod ever!
Easy install; it only took a few minutes. I plugged the device to my computer, clicked to select the options I wanted and then plugged it in the car.
I used to get in the car and have to wait to get the top down before being able to go, now I jump in, start driving, and then just click the down button and continue driving while the top goes down. When approaching a destination, I just click the down button and then I just focus on parking ;-)
Love the smarttop module. If you follow the fitting instructions, it says to have the roof fully open. I had trouble disconnecting the wiring loom as its partially behind a metal bar and requires a "push/pull" maneuver to get it out. So I half closed/opened the roof which enabled me to get at the loom from behind (in thru the partially open roof. That way you can push in the plastic locking on the loom with a screwdriver whilst pulling it out. So the whole connecting operation can be done in 2 minutes.
Not figured out how to program it with the "open/close/beeper" so I programmed it first on my PC via USB. Also you can connect a laptop to the module without having to rtemove it from the car.
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