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    Is there a way to have the convertible soft top roof to automatically close after lock the car...?
     
     

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    Yes Clifford full closure. Mine closes windows an roof.
     
     

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    Are they expensive???
     
     

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    Not really fitting for the alarm is more expensive that buying the alarm. I have a cilfford g5 with every extra apart from remote start. £650 fitted.
     
     

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    You see I'm not willin to spend THAT much it's way off what I was thinking... I've seen on eBay some devices called 4 window closers do they not do roof top closer so I can buy both??
     
     

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    ive got a toad alarm and mine closes, i think most aftermarket alarms can be made to close the roof
     
     

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    As above, most aftermarket alarms / modules have a total closure function. for most cars this just includes the Electric windows and sunroof (usually most cars have the one - touch button where you don't have to hold down the close buttons on the various windows etc)
    On an e36 the roof button is NOT one-touch for safety purposes, but has to be held down. When selecting an Alarm / closure module, make sure it has a "Timed Accessory" output on it. this is settable to 5/10/15/30/60 etc seconds. so effectively when you trigger that output, it simulates the "button press" for that long. Just time how long it takes to close the hood (from fully open) and add 5 more seconds (just in case) and set the timed accessory (i think mine is at 30 seconds).

    When triggering that accessory output, it will run for the specified period of time (hopefully long enough to close the roof and then the alarm will arm itself.

    Hope this helps
     
     

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    This is good help thank you but I still have questions, can I connect all this myself? And what price range are we talking??
     
     

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    All depends on manufacturer, and whose doing the installation.
    The one i have is a Hornet Maxx1 (same company that makes clifford) and is a CAT1 (but it's only a CAT 1 if there is a certifcate from a Thatcham approved installer for insurance purposes).
    The alarm itself is considered budget, but the features and quality is actually pretty damn good. They can be had for around £100 Hornet MAXX 1 750T - Thatcham Approved CAT 1 Car Security Alarm & Immobilliser.
    I'd recommend the installation by someone professional, as you get the expertise, warranty and support behind it. Also there are points where you have to snip fairly important wires which, if you get these wrong, your car won't start, your roof won't work etc etc.
    There are companies which are supplying and fitting this alarm for £200... HORNET MAXX 1 750T [750T MAXX1] - £199.99 : BassJunkies, which, IMO is worth every penny.
    Has all the features you are asking for + a lot more including:

    silent arm/disarm
    3 Aux outputs (one of which is the total closure timed aux)
    anti hijack (when you drive, it locks the doors)
    option to wire an aux to boot popper (open boot from remote)
    etc etc.

    I don't work for Clifford / directed / hornet, but really recommend this alarm as it has all the benefits of the Directed / clifford brand, but on a much better budget...also its a Cat 1 so should reduce ur insurance.

    £200 is a really good price for all these features, who knows the discount from the insurance company should help pay for this over a few years of ownership!
     
     

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    also noticed that the company for £200 inc fitting is in Wolves...just down the road from you...even better!!!
     
     

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