Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

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Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby SiR_chris » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:09 pm

Courtesy of AdamJosey - cheers dude!

This simple trick will allow you to operate the transtop and rear electric boot without having to worry if the rear window is up.


1. Disconnect battery...!!!

2. Remove rear storage bins and locate electronical plug to rear window under fuel filler pipe:

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3. As you look at the plug with the push clip being at the top, the wire you need to earth is the solid red one. It is the wire on the bottom row... Second in from the left hand side with the push clip being at the top of the plug...!!!

Do not break the connection of the red wire just simple earth it to a good earthing point on the car body, or if you want to be flash, find the nearest wired earthing point.

Just use a pair of wire strippers and gentle remove a section of plastic sleave from the red wire and then connect a second earthing wire, i would suggest putting a spot of solder on the connection then wrap with electrical tape.

4. Reconnect battery!!!!!

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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby Paulm » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:36 pm

Got a perfect grounding point about 3" away from it as well :)
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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby adamjosey » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:43 pm

So you did the mod too then Chris? Your light for the rear window still working on the dashboard too like mine?

Its frickin awesome mod, the amount of times I used to get out the car and not be able to open the boot because I forgot about the rear window!
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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby SiR_chris » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:02 am

Yeh did it this evening lol, it's the small things that really go a long way! Also had my boot wired so my alarm fob makes it go up or down at the press of a button :D
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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby adamjosey » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:09 am

Snap got that same mod on my SiR via my Toad alarm! Makes people look when you do it in a busy tesco car park from a distance!!!
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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby DarylBull » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:06 am

SiR_chris wrote:Yeh did it this evening lol, it's the small things that really go a long way! Also had my boot wired so my alarm fob makes it go up or down at the press of a button :D



ive always wondered if that was possible, how would i go about it?
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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby SiR_chris » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:41 pm

Asked the alarm installer to do it for me. Cost me an extra £20 lol. He used a relay or two and took it from the timed outputs on the alarm
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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby gwhoo4t » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:22 pm

I just did this this afternoon - and my boot lid has just opened for the first time in months!

Yiiiiii Harrrrrr!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby jerandavies » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:09 am

just recently bought my delsol without the transtop working and with mine the switch was knackered so i just cut the green and the red wire and striped the black one back a little and attached the red there and everything is working!
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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby FabioTunning » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:33 pm

thank you
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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby wickhm » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:57 am

Many thanks Chris for this excellent how to.
I finally got round to doing mine and this is almost certainly one of the quickest, simplest and most useful mods.
If it is any help to others I used a quick splice wiring connector to earth the red wire to the rear bulkhead screw 6 inches away.
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Re: Operate the roof/transtop with rear window down

Postby Del sol 1997 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:03 pm

I'm going to be doing this when I do a wire tidy inside the car. Super star Chris.
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