by Peter Lewis
Date Added: Sunday 02 September, 2018
Silly expensive, not a required item - but it's really cool to operate while moving ... and practical in that you can start dropping the hood at the lights without worrying if the lights turn green halfway through the operation, just gently move off and allow the hood to complete.
Also, when driving in the rain and arriving at a junction when the rain actually hits you, just push the button once and up the roof comes even if you move off.
Installation:- excellent instructions, in English. The nightmare part is the removal of the connector on the existing module, this took me 2 hours of pain and suffering. You need to press a (hidden from view) latch and pull apart - I have fat fingers which doesn't help but it was simply impossible. The only way I did it was to half open the roof so that I could get a long screwdriver in through the roof with the window out the way (ignition OFF when doing this as it will finally part company with the module, which is the plan).
The rest was simple. However, because the roof was half up the new module sent an alarm when the hood was put down and it wouldn't respond. Ignition off and on again reset it and it was fine afterwards.
It is very impressive to move the roof while moving (slowly) - but installation isn't as easy as you would think.
And it's very expensive for what it is, that said I waited for a 10% Off Offer and bought then.
Delivery - as usual from MX5 Parts was faultless and speedy.
A great present .... a luxury.