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  1. How to fit a sun blind to a glass roofed Smart that doesn't have one?

    Has anybody tried doing this? There's a black track that runs down the middle of the roof which the blind travels on. Do I have to remove the head lining / trim and put this behind, or is there a smart way of doing this? If the trim needs to come down then does it come off easily? Thanks. Might...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 6th April 2019 10:34
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    23rd April 2019 06:36 Go to last post
  2. MB Star system recommendations?

    I've had a Delphi 150e for a while. It worked (kind of), then packed up. So I bought another one which has yet to arrive. I've been putting off the inevitable since I started with this car - I really need a MB Star setup. I need get as much help as possible with my CANbus prolem (that's another...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 29th August 2018 14:03
    • Replies: 7
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    22nd April 2019 09:37 Go to last post
  3. EML on, caused by SRS/airbag?

    Hi all can the srs/airbag/pretensioner wiring under the seats of an 02 450 put the EML on? Just had mine come on after stuffing satnav under seat! Wots the best obd to use to find out? Thanx.

    Started by jackrussel1996, 14th April 2019 14:34
    • Replies: 7
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    15th April 2019 18:57 Go to last post
  4. Assisted steering becomes stiff once in motion

    The power steering becomes really stiff once in motion but is great when, parking and rolling from start. Is this a simple case of the motor? Brabus 2004-5 74bhp

    Started by Pocetsize, 12th April 2019 23:22
    assisted steering stiff
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    15th April 2019 08:12 Go to last post
  5. Fuel pump operation

    Testing the pump directly by removing it from the tank resulted with fitting a replacement however the replacement is also suspected of being broken. The replacement is electrified with good positive current and has a buzz when touched but not pumping fuel? What is the operation of the pump?...

    Started by Pocetsize, 12th April 2019 23:14
    fuel pump
    • Replies: 2
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    13th April 2019 12:37 Go to last post
  6. Glass roof and vinyl strip at front

    My 450 has glass roof which has a black vinyl looking strip from side to side about 6 to 8 inches wide. However this strip has gone crazed and looking shabby. Is this strip easily replaceable, is it a part then can be purchased. ? thanks

    Started by Robinb, 5th April 2019 11:54
    • Replies: 6
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    12th April 2019 23:03 Go to last post
  7. What holds the battery cover in place in the passenger footwell?

    There is nothing holding my battery cover in place in the passenger footwell. There are two threaded stubs sticking up but I'm keen to find out what is supposed to screw on to them. Smart say they are discontinued. Can anyone post pics of theirs so I can try to see what I am after? My Smart is...

    Started by Bav, 10th April 2019 11:58
    • Replies: 2
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    10th April 2019 15:12 Go to last post
  8. Tools required for engine rebuild?

    I can’t put this off much longer, before I start I wanted to collect the things I need. We’ve all been there, half an hour in and work stops because you need some threaded bar of a certain size or a particular spanner (usually something massive) that you don’t have!! Assuming I need new valves...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 30th December 2018 16:12
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    24th March 2019 13:11 Go to last post
  9. Disconnect shift paddles?

    Anyone know the way to disconnect the steering shift paddles on fortwo Brabus. got a code saying the are shorting to earth somewhere. Cheers.

    Started by retroman, 19th February 2019 08:11
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    17th March 2019 16:37 Go to last post
  10. 450 intermittent not working

    0.7l 450 2005 model 2 weeks ago went to use car and it would not drive. (started ok) Looked at ODB info and it had clutch actuator error. Reset everything. Test car later and would not engage gear and stalling if put into drive. Then had 3 lines coming up on dash.

    Started by Robinb, 26th February 2019 12:17
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    1st March 2019 14:13 Go to last post
  11. Starter motor -spot the problem

    Removed starter and took apart .47494751 Can you spot the problem? I think a replacement is needed. Any recommendations? A quick look on Ebay @£30 for second hand .From @£55 for new. Does any 450 starter fit? Thanks

    Started by peanut, 16th February 2019 17:07
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    22nd February 2019 18:27 Go to last post
  12. Water ingress in footwells around centre console

    Afternoon all Apologies in advance for the long read, but as you'll see, I'm confused . . . . . . so I've found water under the front carpets of the Smart - which from what I've read isn't all that unusual - but what is unusual is how it's dispersed. The majority of the water is around the...

    Started by the-chauffeur, 24th January 2019 21:18
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    footwell, ingress, leak, water
    • Replies: 12
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    14th February 2019 10:50 Go to last post
  13. Cam chain tension/replacement

    I have got a rattle noise that starts @3000 rpm.It happens as I change gear but is not gearbox related. Today I have been looking through the oil filler hole and found that by turning the engine over via the pulley @ every time the exhaust valve closes (seen through the plug hole) the cam sprocket...

    Started by peanut, 8th September 2018 17:08
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    9th February 2019 10:20 Go to last post
  14. Headlamp dipping direction?

    Just been adjusting my headlamps and noticed there is a little arrow on each glass. The near side passenger one points left (to the near side), but the offside drivers one points right. I thought they should both point left to indicate that they both dip to the left as expected of a normal...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 24th December 2018 15:05
    • Replies: 6
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    3rd February 2019 18:07 Go to last post
  15. Exclamation Smart 450 Oil Type

    Hello all, I am using full synthetic oil 15W30 for my 2003 Smart 450. I am living in Cyprus where you can tell is a hot climate (over 40 degrees in the summer). Is it okay the oil I am using or should I change it? Waiting for your answers, thanks.

    Started by vmicha, 22nd February 2018 08:45
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    1st February 2019 19:22 Go to last post
  16. Brabus Engine Quiz

    Just what are the differences between the 700cc Brabus engine and the regular 700cc engine? This is what I reckon, but what do you think? Turbo – Different TIK pipe - Different Injectors – Different ECU Map – Different Exhaust – Different Gear ratios – Different?

    Started by Smartysmartface, 27th January 2019 08:21
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    brabus fortwo 450
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    30th January 2019 09:01 Go to last post
  17. Unhappy Possible immobiliser foibles ahead?

    So... The car is stored in a lockup, it's hovering around freezing point this morning... I open the garage door, start the car up - noticing that the dashboard indicator (turn signal) lamp is on, check lights, all working fine. I assume something annoying but irrelevant... Back car out, turn...

    Started by Matt Quinn, 23rd January 2019 07:17
    • Replies: 9
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    23rd January 2019 15:32 Go to last post
  18. Have you ever had CAN bus issues?

    Now here's a question. It would be really great to hear a few people's experiences here.. Have you ever had a CAN bus problem? If so, what was cause and what was the cure? I've got an intermittent CAN bus issue (I think). The engine stops. If I switch ignition off, into neutral, foot on...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 17th July 2018 10:23
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    • Replies: 38
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    21st January 2019 13:35 Go to last post
  19. How to prevent piston ring issues

    Hi all, Our smart 450 has full service history and has only covered 20k miles... As prevention is better than the cure, I want to do all I can to stop the piston ring issue and impending rebuild.. Is there anything specific that I can do that will see if off for as long as possible? GF...

    Started by Karlos28, 18th January 2019 07:43
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    • Replies: 10
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    20th January 2019 22:37 Go to last post
  20. ABS/EPS lights coming on

    My ABS and ESP warning lights came on and stayed on the other day.After restarting they both go off but come on and stay on when I drive. I have noticed that they come on when coming to a standstill then as I release the foot brake the lights come on. The brakes work fine but I have found that...

    Started by peanut, 4th December 2018 19:06
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    abs, brakes, esp
    • Replies: 15
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    20th January 2019 13:23 Go to last post

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