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I notice when I cycle the top down on my SLK the process completes with the control switch light turning off and then IMMEDIATELY the side windows wanting to come up. Being of the mentality that riding around in a convertable with the windows up is worthy of an ass-beating, I would like to rig up my roof system so the control switch on the center console cycles the roof ONLY, not the side windows. Well, it'd be nice if I could retain the "double-pump" action to raise/lower both side windows, but I'd like to at least have the "roof down" cycle end when the roof is finally stored in the trunk and the trunk shut/latched, rather than continuing as it does trying to put the side windows up.

Among other things, this would save wear & tear on the window motors. It seems kind of silly to have the system put them down just to put them back up at the end of the cycle.

Any thoughts/suggestions? Anyone done it?
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Sounds great - actually his "easyroof" setup sounds more like what I'm after (very similar to the Bipes unit). I did notice on his writeup for the easyroof (which I guess isn't available yet) that it will allow you to SELECT whether you want "windows up" to be part of the roof cycle or not. 16falcon nailed it as far as his description of how my roof cycles - it goes down, the light tuns off and IMMEDIATELY the windows start coming up. This is annoying since by the time you release the button, they're already up a little bit. Obviously riding around with the windows up part-way isn't as good for the windows or track mechanisms as if they were all the way down or all the way up, so you then have to "double pump" the roof switch (more wear & tear on the switch & window motors) to retract the windows all the way down. Pretty dumb, if you ask me. Not sure if it's supposed to be this way, but there it is.

Does anyone know if the Bipes unit allows this kind of selectability with regards to the "windows up" portion of the cycle or not? For the price of that thing, I'd certainly hope so!
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