X150 Series Convertible Remote Control Module FAQ
There is no convertible top button on my SmartKey fob. So how does this work?
The headlight button on the SmartKey fob, in conjunction with the door lock and unlock buttons is used for the convertible top functions. The headlight button functions are still usable too. For example, to drop the top with the door locked, you press the headlight button once, and the door unlock button once. (On 2012 and later models three consecutive presses of the unlock or lock button is used to remotely operate the top instead of the headlight button).
Are there any safety considerations with the use of this product?
Yes, it is very important to understand that remote operation of the convertible top entails new safety responsibilities, since the top can now be operated without watching its operation. Please carefully review the SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.
Please do not purchase or install this product if you do not intend to follow the safety instructions or do not understand them.
Can I install this myself?
Only you can answer that, but here is a guideline: if you are handy enough to replace a home light switch, jack up a car and put on a spare tire, and assemble a piece of IKEA furniture all with reasonable confidence, then you are up to this job. If not, then you should consider finding someone with at least these skills to do it for you.
I do not want to mess with my car...can I get someone professional to install this for me?
A competent (preferably Jaguar) mechanic can install this, as can some audio shops or custom shops. Always provide them with the instructions...do not expect them to know how to install this without the
TheJagWrangler LLC also does occasional installations for those of you who live in or are visiting the
mid-Atlantic region of the US. Please contact us for installation inquiries.
Do I need any special tools to install the remote top module?
You just need some common tools:
- 1/4” or 3/8” ratchet
- 10mm socket
- T30 torx socket (male)
- T40 torx socket (male)
- Cool-running bright light source that you can bring inside of vehicle
- Torque Wrench (recommended)
- Small flat blade screwdriver (helpful but not required)
- Magnifier (helpful but not required)
- Handheld hair dryer (helpful but not required)
What happens if I make a wiring error?
The use of matching color coding for the eight wires to connect will make a wiring error unlikely. If you do make one, the unit was carefully designed to neither be damaged nor damage the vehicle for the vast majority of wiring errors. In fact, if you damage the unit for any reason, return it and TheJagWrangler will replace it free within the one year warranty period. (Sorry, we cannot warrant your car against damage of any kind, though this is highly unlikely.)
Tell me more about these Posi-tap connectors you provide?
Posi-taps are a patented wire splicing connector that requires no tools and no solder, yet are exceptionally reliable. Unlike T-taps and 'suitcase connectors' which are commonly available at the local auto-parts store, Posi-taps do not slice through the insulation weakening the factory wiring, and thereby leading to failure. Posi-taps just make a pinhole in the wire, so the wire retains its structural integrity. They are significantly more costly, but I would not use anything else on my vehicles. For more information, see http://www.posi-lock.com/posiplug.html.
What else is included with the module?
All the materials you need. The module includes the color coded wiring harness to match your vehicle. Ample zip-ties, Posi-taps and industrial strength self-adhesive Velcro (to mount the module on the fusebox) are also included.
Does the console top control button still work?
Yes, plus you will no longer have to hold it with the one-touch feature enabled.
Does this module allow the top to operate when the car is in motion?
Yes, you can initiate the one touch feature up to 15 mph. Once the cycle is started you can go faster, but we do not recommend operating the top over 30 mph.
How much does raising the rear windows help quiet the ride?
It makes a moderate improvement for a small additional cost. When used in conjunction with a wind deflector, there is quite a dramatic improvement.
Can I use the remote to operate the top from inside the car?
You should only use the one touch feature from inside the car.
Will this effect my automobile warranty?
Any aftermarket modification might effect your warranty if you still have one. Installation is at your own risk.
Can I download the installation instructions?
Are there reviews of this product?
See the history and discussion of this product on Jaguarforums.com here: http://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/xk-xkr-33/xk-remote-top-demo-video-109235/ . See also X150 Remote Top reviews.
If I ever need to return the unit for repair, do I need to disconnect all the wiring I installed?
No, the module is connectorized. You can simply unplug it and return it for repair in the unlikely event repair or replacement is needed.
Will this unit drain my battery when the car is off for a few days?
No, the module is designed to have negligible standby power drain.
Have other questions? ... please contact us.