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Forum: 450 fortwo - Technical Queries

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  1. Power steering noise

    My 2005 Brabus makes a creaking noise when turning the steering wheel. It is most notable when stationary and appears to come from the dash area just behind the wheel. Also I can feel a slight juddering through the wheel at the same time. It sounds exactly the same as this YouTube clip. ...

    Started by Bav, Today 08:55
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  2. Car Occasionally Won't Change Up Gear

    Hi all I just registered, first post, shame it's asking about a problem! We just picked up our smart car on Monday, a 2006 700cc Grandstyle. We had a 2004 600cc a few years ago so I'm well aware of the laborious and often dangerous gear changes. However, I've noticed something odd happen...

    Started by chrisjcoe, 9th November 2016 11:31
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    11th March 2018 03:14 Go to last post
  3. Ooops.....

    I went to adjust the clutch on my 2002 car using the ds150e on 2003 model as suggested by a contributor. Until it was too late i didnt see I had reset the gearbox. Now car is dead with 3 bars. Can this be reset with Star? No option on ds150 for any reset on 2002 model.

    Started by dede468, 9th October 2017 09:25
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    10th March 2018 17:49 Go to last post
  4. Gearbox issue but what..

    Hi Guys, I have been getting the dreaded 3 lines on the dash so have the car in bits and have found a damaged loom at the I/C scoop. I've fixed the wiring and also checked the clutch actuator for operation - all good. Now when I went to test the car which is in the air on the ramp, only the...

    Started by rennie, 4th March 2018 16:20
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    7th March 2018 23:15 Go to last post
  5. 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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    1st March 2018 09:47 Go to last post
  6. 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 10:45
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    28th February 2018 12:48 Go to last post
  7. Exclamation Clicking noise-Trafficator flashing

    So another story without end! Never experienced this before, all i knew before I get the car is that the central locking is faulty. I dont know if its because it was raining today but i started the car normally and when I reached my destination and then I turned the engine off you can hear a rapid...

    Started by vmicha, 26th February 2018 12:48
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    27th February 2018 00:10 Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
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    5th February 2018 12:16 Go to last post
  12. 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
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    4th February 2018 13:14 Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    29th January 2018 16:58 Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
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    15th January 2018 12:01 Go to last post
  17. 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
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    8th January 2018 22:49 Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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