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Forum: 450 fortwo - Technical Queries

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  1. Alternator repair or replace?

    Alternator not charging battery. Tested on vehicle with volt meter across battery and showed no charge coming to battery. Also tested off vehicle by battery shop who said it wasn't working. Are alternators repairable or do I need a new one (£250)? 450 2003 City pure 0.7 petrol.

    Started by Squat, 13th February 2018 12:02
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    14th February 2018 22:29 Go to last post
  2. 450 Front Brake Bleed Nipples

    Does anyone know the specification of the front brake bleed nipples please? Mine are a little worse for wear. Thanks.

    Started by Campsea, 11th February 2018 12:09
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    12th February 2018 20:25 Go to last post
  3. Exclamation Smart 450 Fuse Enquiry

    Dear all, Just a general question. As my Smart 450 (2003) cabrio motors seem not to getting electricity does anyone know what MCO Softop in the fuse layout mean ? (Please see attached picture). Waiting for your answer, Thanks.

    Started by vmicha, 29th January 2018 12:32
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    9th February 2018 11:07 Go to last post
  4. Smart 450 front brake pipes

    Can anyone assist me, Iím after the front brake pipes for a smart 450 not the hoses but the metal pipes. I ainít got no idea how to make them, can I buy them already made!?

    Started by Campsea, 4th February 2018 20:00
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    5th February 2018 19:11 Go to last post
  5. Do these codes mean anything to anyone?

    Hi everyone. I have pulled these fault codes from my 02 600 petrol,,, are they smart specific or generic obd/eobd etc. codes? They are relevant to my other thread re ZEE unit and key code lost/out of range. I did email it to an independent dealer and had no reply. I have key symbol blues. Are...

    Started by jackrussel1996, 3rd February 2018 12:46
    • Replies: 5
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    5th February 2018 12:16 Go to last post
  6. 599cc Zee units again

    Have I missed something? I understood that neither the Zee or the Sam were programmable? I took these snippets from an article called "How to reboot a Smart Car": Quote: the ignition key can not be removed from the car without the central locking going into a sort of Ďpossessed danceí...

    Started by dede468, 4th August 2017 16:35
    • Replies: 5
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    4th February 2018 13:14 Go to last post
  7. Thumbs down Help needed from a long way away

    Hi all, I have a 2002 Smart 450 with Zee unit. The basics of this problem have probably been posted many times here but my problem is that I am living in Batumi in Georgia and there are no Smart dealerships here. A couple of weeks ago my car started flashing the indicators when I locked or...

    Started by dede468, 16th July 2017 09:18
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    29th January 2018 19:04 Go to last post
  8. 450 electrical diagram

    Does anyone know of a wiring diagram online for the 450? Any help would be appreciated

    Started by dede468, 4th August 2017 14:26
    • Replies: 6
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    29th January 2018 16:58 Go to last post
  9. Question 599cc ZEE diagnostics

    Hi folks, I have a 2002 599cc Smart with ZEE unit rather than SAM. I've seen talk of these Delphi DS150-E things that allow diagnostics, clutch adjustments etc. Do they work with the 599 Smart or is it just for the later 698 cars? Cheers.

    Started by jonus, 18th July 2017 10:03
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    29th January 2018 16:46 Go to last post
  10. 450 fog light adjuster

    does anyone know if you can order just the adjuster bolt for the 450 foglights (the bolt at the top of the foglight in the white insert), mine is seized and I've now mashed the head???!:angry:

    Started by Campsea, 15th January 2018 10:39
    • Replies: 1
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    15th January 2018 12:01 Go to last post
  11. Front shock absorber lower spring cup

    When changing the front shocks I have had trouble removing the lower spring cups and I had to apply heat to remove them from the old shock, they are now a little bit bent do you think this will be ok? I canít seem to find them sold seperatly and Iíve got the new shocks already brought without them?...

    Started by Campsea, 8th January 2018 21:27
    • Replies: 1
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    8th January 2018 22:49 Go to last post
  12. Smart 450 ABS loom

    Does anyone know where I can get an ABS loom that has both front sensors attached? Thanks

    Started by Campsea, 8th January 2018 20:53
    • Replies: 3
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    8th January 2018 22:31 Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Spider stuck in dash!

    Ok, hereís the thing... I have just purchased a Smart Fortwo after being without one for over 10 years! However... it has come with a pet spider. Dead of course! Itís sitting in the LCD display below the Speedo. I was all for naming it but the wife is going to be driving it mainly and she...

    Started by Brindley, 5th January 2018 05:55
    dash, removal, spiders
    • Replies: 6
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    6th January 2018 16:24 Go to last post
  14. Is Trust+ / Traction control tuneable ?

    Hi there, I just had new tyres put on the rear wheels and every now and then the traction control engages when cornering (only seems to be corners on hills so the camber of the road might be a trigger), bit annoying as I don't like a front wheel brake grabbing when I'm not telling it to. ...

    Started by markinnz, 19th December 2017 23:13
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    24th December 2017 11:25 Go to last post
  15. Slow starting issue

    Hi all, My car is a 55 plate smart car (obviously) The car has a battery less than a year old, im experiencing slow starting. When i turn the Key i almost get a 2 second delay before the car struggles to start all in one go, there isn't any clicking noise or a long period of time cranking...

    Started by Italiandave, 20th November 2017 13:43
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    5th December 2017 10:47 Go to last post
  16. No power

    Hi all another problem with my 54 plate for two 700cc. I was driving to work and had a sudden loss of power no warning lights etc. Got home checked the hoses all fine. Checked the actuator and the little e clip had come off so re connected the actuator arm with a new e clip and the car is still the...

    Started by twisty78, 26th November 2017 15:00
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    27th November 2017 13:49 Go to last post
  17. Bearing noise!

    Hi all My 450 For two has a noise from the engine area. It sounds exactly like a worn alternator bearing, however, the noise remains when the belt is removed. I will try and get a recording, but the noise is there are idle and gets louder when the engine is revved. It sounds very...

    Started by alexanderfitu, 28th October 2017 15:18
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    24th November 2017 19:02 Go to last post
  18. Battery recommendations for RHD 450

    I want to stick a new battery in my 2007 Passion ahead of the winter, the original battery is still in the car and becoming a bit wheezy. ECP says a 012 battery will fit, but the battery (207 x 175 x 190) suggested is a bit puny at 40ah 330CCA. Other 012 batteries at ECP are much more...

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 10th November 2017 18:40
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    14th November 2017 23:01 Go to last post
  19. Shock Absorber Spring Cup

    Does anyone know where I can source the shock absorber spring seating cup thing?? Mine is welded with rust to the existing shock and removing it is simply bending it???

    Started by Campsea, 12th November 2017 14:02
    • Replies: 4
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    13th November 2017 00:33 Go to last post
  20. Smart 450 Front ABS Sensor

    Does anyone know if you can buy new front ABS sensors for a smart 450? My only concern is that they don't seem to have a plug like the rear?

    Started by Campsea, 7th November 2017 11:36
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 375
    7th November 2017 22:34 Go to last post

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