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  1. 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 12:23
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  2. Non adjusting headlights

    With the nights drawing in, I need to drop the headlights to stop dazzling oncoming drivers. I've tried the adjusters, both, and on both sides and they seem to do absolutely nothing. Neither L-R or up/down. Is this normal? If I take the light units apart am I going to find stripped seized...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 7th November 2018 20:49
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    8th November 2018 19:33 Go to last post
  3. Question The dreaded 3 bars!!!

    Hello. Iím sorry for yet another post. I know everyoneís first reaction to this will be to go on FQ101 or evolution and yes I have. But I just wanted peoples opinions please. Just got back from a trip to France in it and no problems. Wife went to work and on way back after coming off...

    Started by Brindley, 5th November 2018 00:50
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    5th November 2018 18:27 Go to last post
  4. Lightbulb Help please!!! Head light beam deflectors.

    Hello everyone. Myself and my wife are heading off to Paris later in Rupert our smart 450. Itís a 2006 model with peanut headlights. Iíve brought a set of EUROLITES beam deflectors and it has every car knows to man apart from our age of Smart Fortwo. Please can anybody help tell me where these...

    Started by Brindley, 30th October 2018 15:27
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    31st October 2018 20:36 Go to last post
  5. Fuses for headlights

    Both main headlights not working side lights ok could it be a fuse gone

    Started by John, 29th October 2018 18:54
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  6. No power to Clutch

    Hi guys, here we go again! Iíve had a couple of 3 lines/not changing gear/not starting issues in the past with other cars and with your help always managed to sort things, so many thanks. Iím stumped this time though. The clutch actuator is not operating on 2003 Brabus fortwo. Changed the...

    Started by retroman, 24th September 2018 14:14
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    25th October 2018 12:05 Go to last post
  7. 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 19:08
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    15th October 2018 21:16 Go to last post
  8. Steering rod clashing with anti roll bar

    Can anyone help please, I have noticed when turning the steering wheel from lock to lock there is a knocking sound and sensation. I am aware my steering UJ is seized however, when taking the front off today to see if lubrication of the UJ would work I have noticed that on both sides of the car the...

    Started by Campsea, 28th July 2018 16:59
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    13th October 2018 17:39 Go to last post
  9. Throttle body wiring

    This morning the 450 decided to pop up with an engine warning light, still drove ok. Had a good look around the engine, I can see a damaged wire coming from the throttle body connector. If i touch the wires or move them the car goes into limp mode. It looks like a Bosch connector? Ive found one...

    Started by Berty981, 8th October 2018 13:12
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    9th October 2018 19:56 Go to last post
  10. Help -new car new problem

    Hi, I have had problems with my smart see camchain thread. There was a Smart for sale near me so I went to see it and it looked good and the engine was much better.The previous owner had done an engine swap . When I looked at the car it has got a oil cooler just to the right of the oil filter...

    Started by peanut, 23rd September 2018 17:42
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  11. ECU, Sam dash cluster and key change

    Been reading a member's limp-mode problem re a different (roadster) gearbox on his fortwo. and having to change all the above. Does anyone know if fitting a standard fortwo 450 ECU, Sam, dash cluster and key (or vice-versa) in a Brabus 450 would create similar problems?

    Started by retroman, 4th October 2018 14:16
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  12. Rust!

    As I had the plastic trays off and the rear arch liners out today, I noticed a few rusty bits. Bugger! Whatís the best thing to do? The front jacking points have a round hole which looks like they should have a rubber bungs in. Mine are open and thereís some surface rust around the holes. More...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 4th August 2018 00:23
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    4th October 2018 09:25 Go to last post
  13. Technique for changing the Front Engine Mount on a 450 anybody?

    Next job, which I have been putting off.... Done the rears - easy peasy. But the front. OMG. There's a brilliant article on Evilution, but then I looked at mine and immediately thought 'you have got to be F'ing kidding me'! If.. I had arms like 'Mr Tickle' and an E14 ratchet spanner, then maybe,...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 29th August 2018 14:54
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  14. Leaking windscreens on 450's - cause Discovered?

    Discovered something veerrryyyy interesting. Cleaned the car today. Washed and leathered the outside. Did the inside. Went back outside and nicer a load of water on the scuttle under the screen. But where it it come from? Then the penny dropped. Opened the door and closed it while...

    Started by Chopper, 15th September 2018 13:07
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    16th September 2018 14:02 Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Brake issues

    Hi guys and gals. Rupert, my wifeís smart 450 has some braking issues. When braking, it seams like itís all or nothing. Not smooth or progressive. Thereís plenty of wear left on the pads and on the rear drums. Now... when you brake the handbrake light comes on and will stay on for a while...

    Started by Brindley, 13th September 2018 07:01
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  16. Anyone had a leak here?

    Anyone had evidence of water ingress like in the photo? Had a good look through the fq101 and evilution stuff but can't seem to find anything in those areas. It's both sides right at the bottom of the door, running into the footwell. Quite a bit of water by the look of it. (I know these...

    Started by Karlos28, 8th September 2018 19:48
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    10th September 2018 21:14 Go to last post
  17. 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 16:03
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    8th September 2018 21:59 Go to last post
  18. Tweeting

    Please could someone post a pic of their dash with the factory tweeters fitted. Iíve got the speaker upgrade in the post and Iím not sure where the tweeters should go. Many thanks! 😀 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Started by Smartysmartface, 5th August 2018 21:44
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    5th September 2018 11:29 Go to last post
  19. Car seat cushions

    I own a left hand drive 450. The drivers seat is starting to show sign of age. I have found online a 450 right hand drive car with the same fabric pattern and in good condition. How easy is it to remove the cushions and transfer to the existing seat frame ? The frames are slightly...

    Started by Robinb, 29th July 2018 10:13
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    4th September 2018 09:32 Go to last post
  20. Rattling UJs?

    Driving over any rough ground I get a rattle from the steering which sounds horrendous. I've just changed the wishbones with new bushes and ball-joints, anti-roll bar bushes and drop-links. I've checked the track rod end joints and they see okay. I can't feel any play in the column, but the noise...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 7th July 2018 23:17
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