Okay... I have a 2010 2-door and am picking up a 2011 hardtop next weekend. The seller was told by a third party that his top would only fit '11 and newer models without modification to the footman's hoops on '10 and older. Not knowing the truth to this, I done some research and found almost no information on the subject on any forums or Youtube. It is my understanding form that research that only '07-'08 models need to be modified, '09+ models all have the correct hoop location for the later top from the factory. Is this correct?
I also found contradicting information on the wiring harness (wiring harness, multi-function switch, washer pump, and hose), which I am purchasing separately from the top. Some sellers advertise it to be a plug-and-play setup, others state that the "hardtop function" must be activated on the CAN system by a dealer. Is there any truth to this, and if so, who makes a programmer or sells affordable software that handles advanced functions like this? I'm a diesel technician who is very familiar with CAN-BUS operation, and would much prefer to avoid my local dealer if it is possible.