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  1. Hood bar stuck in the open position

    I took the hood bars off yesterday. The passenger one went back on without a problem, but the latch on the driver's side is stuck in the open position, so I can't secure it to the windscreen. Any suggestions on how to unstick it?

    Started by Stirling_Mess, 12th August 2018 09:58
    bar, hood, stuck
    • Replies: 1
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    12th August 2018 11:38 Go to last post
  2. ESP, ABS and handbrake Lights Constantly on! Please help.

    Hello All, I have a 2006 Smart Roadster 452 with ESP, ABS and handbrake Light constantly on! what i have done so far: checked Sam unit, everything is ok, ive had to replace it as the last had water damage, however checked all fuses and internals, all ok. checked if ESP switch was ok....

    Started by Reis, 10th May 2018 19:26
    abs, esp, handbrake, light, roadster
    • Replies: 4
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    11th May 2018 09:07 Go to last post
  3. Starting Problem

    Hi Folks hope you can help? New issue with the roadster, it won't start. Over the last month we haven't used it because of the weather and it has been tucked away under its cover. Today went and started it to check the battery etc and it fired up surprisingly easily and ran fine so I left it...

    Started by PaulC, 21st March 2018 18:01
    • Replies: 1
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    21st March 2018 18:25 Go to last post
  4. Roadster Storage Measurements

    Hi there, I've had a Fortwo for a number of years and am upgrading to a Roadster - hoping for a Coupe, but the notch back seems more likely atm. Could someone point me to some accurate measurements of the front and rear storage spaces (roof up) so I can check if my photography gear will fit? ...

    Started by RustyRoses, 4th February 2018 18:22
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    10th March 2018 20:27 Go to last post
  5. Noise and knock when pulling away

    Hi Folks This is my 1st post! Can you help please? We have a 2006 Roadster Coupe 80 and I have begun to notice something when pulling away from a stand still. It seems to be more when I have come to a halt using a reasonable amount of foot brake and when I go to pull away it seems that...

    Started by PaulC, 16th February 2018 10:03
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 757
    16th February 2018 10:23 Go to last post
  6. Clutch snatches violently when pulling away

    I've had my Roadster for about 6 months now and really enjoy driving the car. But just after Christmas it started pulling away violently when I attempt to pull away from a start gently. The first time it did this I was in traffic and it felt as though someone had driven into the back of me. If I...

    Started by Stirling_Mess, 10th January 2018 19:58
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    clutch actuator, transmission problem
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,887
    4th February 2018 22:42 Go to last post
  7. Unhappy Major electric problem?

    I am getting somehow frustrated with my roadster which I've had for some 3 years now. These are the issues I'm seeing, does anyone happen to know if this indicates a major electrical issue and possibly the approximate cost of having this fixed? I am just a little woried that the value of the car is...

    Started by thestruggleisreal, 16th September 2017 09:44
    electric, electrical, headlights, roadster, roof
    • Replies: 5
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    27th September 2017 23:36 Go to last post
  8. Expansion tank - pipe identification

    Hi. Quick question: How many hoses are connected to a roadster expansion bottle and where do they go/come from? I have shoe-horned a 450 smart engine into a van and tried to use as many Smart bits as possible but having trouble with cooling. The roadster radiator (with the bleed on the top)...

    Started by Squat, 17th August 2017 13:47
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd August 2017 19:34 Go to last post
  9. Potential roadster owner

    There's a roadster i pass on my way to work which i'm tempted to buy as a weekend toy, It's up for 650 but has a slightly noisy timing chain and the dash lights don't work. Any idea what i'm looking at to sort these ? I guess no dash lights would fail the mot although i could use my sat...

    Started by egor110, 11th July 2017 10:57
    • Replies: 2
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    12th July 2017 09:09 Go to last post
  10. Roadster screenwasher pump how to access?

    Can anyone give me any info on the best way to access the screen washer pump on a Roadster in order to change it? Thanks. Grahame

    Started by grahame59, 22nd June 2017 07:35
    • Replies: 2
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    23rd June 2017 06:24 Go to last post
  11. Smart Roadster Horn Malfunction

    Just found out the horn on my Smart Roadster doesn't work, just before taking in for its MOT test! Have checked the horn itself direct to a battery and works fine! No voltage to terminals when horn pushed on steering wheel and the terminals are all clean and cables in good contact with terminals....

    Started by lynnroadster, 23rd June 2016 22:48
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    • Replies: 17
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    6th May 2017 14:57 Go to last post
  12. B1170 Error code

    Hello, So I have an airbag light permanently in my roadster which I cannot cancel using my new foxwell nt630 pro. The error code is "B1170 - Short circuit to ground at crash output". I have never been in a crash and the light has only come on recently after either 1) a SAM unit change or 2) an...

    Started by kramma, 11th April 2017 17:20
    • Replies: 1
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    2nd May 2017 09:24 Go to last post
  13. Roadster Alternator part number

    Hello everybody. I'm a new user and new to Smartcars. I recently purchased a 2004 Roadster coupe. In the last 24 hours the alternator has retired :angry: After some investigating I could be looking at 100+ for a new one. OR!! I can replace the brushes for a lot less, but I need the Denzo...

    Started by smurph, 28th February 2017 18:18
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    • Replies: 17
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    18th March 2017 13:23 Go to last post
  14. Roadster Rear Boot Lid

    Hi all Got to my car this morning and the rear boot lid will not open, it was fine yesterday. I can't hear the latch releasing and when sitting in the car I can hear clicking coming from the fuse box. Could this simply be a fuse issue? Any advice please? Thanks. rach68

    Started by rach68, 9th May 2016 08:38
    • Replies: 2
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    15th November 2016 18:51 Go to last post
  15. New Owner

    Hi, New to the Forum, I am now the owner of two Smart cars, 1st one is a smart forfour passion 1.1ltr manual, it is a black body with a silver tridion. it has factory options of twin glass roof with screens, smart radio 6 with sound package upgrade including underseat subwoofer, a 5 seat...

    Started by hornet, 2nd October 2016 18:17
    • Replies: 8
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    4th October 2016 10:04 Go to last post
  16. High Octane fuel??????

    I have just joined the club as I have bought a 2005 Roadster. I have heard that I should run it on the higher octane fuel ( ie. Shell V-power) Is this correct please? Filling up is expensive and I don't want to waste money if it can be helped. I would also recommend www.FQ101.co.uk to all you...

    Started by ipsgit, 6th September 2016 20:36
    • Replies: 5
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    7th September 2016 10:00 Go to last post
  17. Air con pipe

    Hi, my roady hasn't had an air con belt on for some time but never used it anyway.the metal pipe connecting to air con motor ? Has now snapped .what I want to know is will it harm the car if I leave it or should I get it repaired.there is a whining noise which I presume is coming from the broken...

    Started by davo69, 19th August 2016 20:17
    • Replies: 4
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    19th August 2016 21:20 Go to last post
  18. Power steering dead

    Basecly from time to time when i steer right it feels like i dont have power steering but in the meenwhyle if i steer to the left it steers smooth and easy exacley as i have power steering. Another thing if i release the steering wheel when this happens it steers to the left as i would have a flat...

    Started by blackshaddow, 22nd June 2016 12:15
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    • Replies: 15
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    7th July 2016 10:29 Go to last post
  19. Interior Door Card

    Hi folks. I need to replace the material part insert on my passenger door. I've sourced a replacement which is better than mine which has a small rip in it. My question is whether I can take the whole inner door card off without first taking off the outer door skin/panel? Any advice appreciated

    Started by Ewen, 28th May 2016 20:17
    • Replies: 1
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    30th May 2016 12:18 Go to last post
  20. Gynaecology for beginners

    Hello my Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen. Newbie here. Roadster owner. I am wondering if there is a workshop manual available for my very small car. I want to get the engine out to refurbish it, I've already stocked up on Vaseline and tyre levers, shaved my hands and arms, and have a bathing cap...

    Started by Bloke from Stoke, 8th May 2016 09:17
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 5,374
    12th May 2016 12:52 Go to last post

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