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Forum: 452 Roadster - How To ...

Your place to share hints, tips and advice with other members - anything from changing a bulb to more complex modifications.

  1. Swapping the roof?

    I've seen one or two roadsters for sale that apparantly have both the electric soft-top AND the hard top available, so I was wondering if this is something that only works one way, or can a car originally setup as a hard-top have a soft-top retro fitted? My assumption is that the hard-top merely...

    Started by Rockburner, 10th October 2019 12:36
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    20th October 2019 23:06 Go to last post
  2. roadster brochures

    I have four smart roadster brochures (from 2004 ish) that are otherwise destined for the bin......:icon_redf Price List 2004 (Small landscape) smart roadster and coupe brochure smart roadster comparison test brochure (large and thick landscape) smart roadster and coupe brochure If...

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 15th April 2018 23:24
    • Replies: 2
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    10th October 2019 17:59 Go to last post
  3. Installing Reversing Camera

    Hi everyone, I have purchased a reversing camera, WiFi link and i have an aftermarket stereo. The stereo has a Reversing Wire, that I guess automatically turns the screen to the AV input when putting the car in reverse. I have gone through the Roadster wiring diagrams, but I can't see...

    Started by rrlowery, 18th November 2017 08:43
    parking camera, reverse, reversing camera
    • Replies: 1
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    31st December 2017 18:12 Go to last post
  4. fitted a paddle shift steering wheel

    i have fitted a roadster paddle shift steering wheel the warning lights have come on but the car won't drive. is this normal until i get the wheel coded at mercedes? i swapped the wiring as instructed and fitted as directed any help or advice would be greatly received thanks

    Started by t3rwl, 15th November 2016 16:33
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    17th November 2016 19:07 Go to last post
  5. Smart Car DAB Aerial Conversion

    I have just written a quick guide on how to enable your Smart Roadster, 450 or Crossblade to be able to use its existing aerial to receive both FM and DAB. This removes the need for unsightly aerials on the windscreen or other additions to your pride and joy. ...

    Started by BRABUS, 16th August 2015 09:14
    dab aerial conversion
    • Replies: 1
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    15th November 2016 18:53 Go to last post
  6. Cool Smart Roadster Odometer lost Mileage

    Haven't been on the site for a while as my Wife's 2006 Smart Roaster has been working fine! Recently having not been used for a while tried to start it but needed to charge the battery, started and ran fine! Problem is that the odometer has lost the mileage readout, just a line of flashing lines....

    Started by lynnroadster, 3rd April 2016 08:02
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    4th April 2016 20:34 Go to last post
  7. leaks

    Bought car with wet carpets. However much I dried under carpet ,it stayed wet. Remove seats +REMOVE CARPETS from car. The carpet backing is 1 big sponge and will not dry out in situ. You can then sit in empty car with someone hosing vehicle to discover where leaks are. Essential to protect SAM...

    Started by marina dulay, 26th September 2015 23:06
    • Replies: 6
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    2nd October 2015 09:20 Go to last post
  8. display units not functioning

    Just bought 54reg. Roadster convertible. A Computer Diagnostics machine shows The Sam unit to be _450 and probably new. But maybe for wrong vehicle? The SAM seems to show much is working EXCEPT faults "B1021 no can messagefrom control unit A1" "B1016+B1017 diagnosis from instruments cluster...

    Started by marina dulay, 10th July 2015 22:32
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    13th September 2015 19:17 Go to last post
  9. aircon retro fit?

    I have a 2004 roadster, I would like to upgrade to a leather interior and add air con, I own a garage and have a 134a charging station and a working knowledge of the system, has anyone out ther done this mod?

    Started by THEMONT, 19th January 2014 20:33
    • Replies: 3
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    13th April 2015 23:16 Go to last post
  10. Swapping leather seats for cloth

    Hi all, I'm a wannabe Smart Roadster Coupe owner but I'm struggling at the moment due to an issue with the seats in cars for sale. See, I'm a vegetarian and choose not to use leather (please no suggestions that I "get over it" or "stop being an idiot" etc, this is how I am). I'm also aware some of...

    Started by, 30th November 2014 17:03
    • Replies: 4
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    30th November 2014 17:53 Go to last post
  11. How to disable "Black ice warning"

    Hello. I have a roadster 2004 and it has a LCD display below radio. When ambient temperature drops below +3C, each time I switch on ignition, it shows a large snowflake and says "Black ice warning". Problem is, in my country, almost half a year is below +3C. So I have to dismiss this warning...

    Started by torque junkie, 21st November 2014 12:32
    • Replies: 8
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    22nd November 2014 20:27 Go to last post
  12. red strobe Roadster Leaks - Please register any leak problems!

    Having had my third Roadster go down with wet carpets on the passenger side and a SAM unit that is doing weird things again I am asking for your help! If your Smart Roadster has exhibited any water ingress problems please post here with your registration and short description of the problems and...

    Started by w142jpk, 19th August 2010 18:26
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    4th June 2014 20:10 Go to last post
  13. Smart Roadster Starting Problem

    I have just registered with the Forum so sorry if question is in the wrong place and long winded! My wife bought a Smart Roadster a few years ago, mid life crisis and loves it BUT she had a problem recently when it would't start. It has done this a few time but usually goes after a while or...

    Started by lynnroadster, 23rd May 2014 12:03
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 18,052
    25th May 2014 23:08 Go to last post

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