by Jason Williams
Date Added: Thursday 10 September, 2015
Painfully expensive, even in the 10% discount sales (but that's not MX5Parts' fault, the manufacturer thinks we all have as much money as Porsche and Merc owners :-(
However, having bitten the bullet, it's an excellent upgrade - the one thing I missed about my old soft top was the 3 second open/close time, and it's great not to have to stop dead to operate the hood.
Programming via USB is simple, and then installation is easy. Although the plug is painful and difficult to remove as it's tucked behind a metal plate, you just have to find the middle of its back face with one finger while you rock & pull the sides with your other hand's thumb+finger. Ignore the manufacturer's poor instructions and follow these (but there is no need to unbolt anything unless you really can't shift the plug): http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=421629