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      01-07-2011, 03:01 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by tlr View Post
I have some questions regarding the issue described here:

Has anyone experienced this problem?

1) How quickly does the battery drain when the SmartTop is hooked up as directed by the installation instructions?

2) Is there a recommended power source in M3 E93s to tap into for the SmartTop?

3) If the module is disabled (Setting 1 = 0) and it is hooked up to the switched power (as directed by the installation instructions), will the battery be drained?

Thank you.
Changing settings has no effect on power consumption. Proper installation instructions for M3 Convertibles can be viewed at this link:

All smartTV, remoteKEY+ & smarTOP modules enter into a sleep mode (approx 15mA draw) after approximately 15 minutes of inactivity when the key is removed to prevent excessive battery drain.

If you have any further questions, please contact me directly.