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  1. 450 Clutch Actuator - Smart brand or Sachs brand?

    Hi All, The time has come to buy a new clutch actuator. So should I buy a Smart branded one at over 300 or a Sachs branded one for 150 ish ? I assume other than branding and part number that Sachs make the Smart branded one and that the two are identical? Has anybody successfully fitted...

    Started by chris553, 12th May 2020 09:11
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  2. Independent Smart Specialists in Yorkshire or Lancashire?

    Are there any such companies about? Many thanks in advance. Chris

    Started by chris553, 21st April 2020 10:47
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    1st May 2020 14:17 Go to last post
  3. Is there a......

    Stainless steel slip over cover (paint optional) that covers the exterior vent access points with a screw notch? ..so it operates as normal but doesn't get mutilated like he plastic one does over time?

    Started by Mr Gus, 20th April 2020 10:55
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  4. Cheap? Powerline 063 12V Car Battery 26.36 delivered

    use code> PAID20 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powerline-063-12V-Car-Battery-fits-many-Alfa-Audi-Citroen-Ford-Lotus-Nissan/361419511513 Don't forget to use any associated cashback site such as quidco / topcashback whilst you are at it. Apparantly this fits my 450 ..the brand garners mixed...

    Started by Mr Gus, 25th February 2020 17:34
    battery, ebay, smart 450
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd March 2020 10:54 Go to last post
  5. Heads up for "breaker" spares...

    Putting this here as we keep driving by one of their locations & it made me think.. https://www.copart.co.uk/ 15 uk sites. A not perfect but not bad search facility & plenty of pictures. "starts & drives" through to various degrees of wrecker..

    Started by Mr Gus, 22nd January 2020 08:55
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  6. Recommend me a cheap but good random orbital polisher

    Seeing as my neighbour hasn't got one to lend me :thx: Seeing as my street just got rid of early morning o.c.d . Car cleaning twat-boy (hi Will) I don't want to wake my neighbours with a noisy machine on a Sunday morning. At 7.15 am with a pressure washer & Is a clay bar pre-run really...

    Started by Mr Gus, 3rd September 2019 19:15
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    19th September 2019 21:59 Go to last post
  7. Angry 2003 smart 450 0.7 passion city coupe

    Two items, i am looking for a fibre glass battery cover to fit under the carpet in the left hand footwell as mine has seen better days. I have also found a replacement sump pan with a drain plug can anyone fit this item at a reasonable cost?. Many Thanks, Mick Newell.

    Started by MICK888, 27th August 2019 15:44
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    1st September 2019 06:38 Go to last post
  8. Smart Specialist in Essex

    Hi all, I'm looking for a friendly Smart specialist in Essex area, close to Brentwood. Thank you for your help in advance.

    Started by hknick, 28th May 2019 12:15
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    31st May 2019 11:10 Go to last post
  9. Alloys

    Is it possible to buy just one alloy and not a set? How do I know what size I need? I think my smart is 2007-2014 451 Thanks

    Started by fat1, 13th May 2019 17:20
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    21st May 2019 16:34 Go to last post
  10. Stereo needed!

    Hi all, so found the panel I need! Now I need a stereo as mine won't turn on, tried fuse 15 and wasn't that. Should have known as interior light works and on same circuit! Unless anyone has any other ideas looks like I need a replacement! Thanks Paul

    Started by Smart PB, 4th February 2019 21:20
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    20th March 2019 19:41 Go to last post
  11. Boot interior panel

    Hi all I'm after an interior boot/tailgate panel for a 2009 451,the black plastic bit as mines been butchered by the previous owner! Thanks Paul http://i64.tinypic.com/2hxayys.jpg

    Started by Smart PB, 4th February 2019 16:17
    451 tailgate boot liner
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    5th February 2019 01:09 Go to last post
  12. Lightbulb Help with recommending a diagnostic fault reader (noobie)

    Hi, I'd like to get a fault reader to be able to fix the little git when he decides to stop working (in London, middle of rush hour). Would be great if you could point me in the right direction for a good brand. Many thanks Elbow

    Started by Elbow, 26th January 2019 10:42
    diagnostic reader
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    27th January 2019 22:28 Go to last post
  13. Gas strut lifter recommendations?

    The glass boot lid keeps dropping unless I utilise a scrunched a shopping bag in the gap, so needs changing (something I am for once capable of) ..any brands to steer clear of in terms of hopeless longevity maintaining pressure resistance? Prefer quality & buy once, fit for purpose where I can....

    Started by Mr Gus, 9th January 2019 13:15
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  14. Dumbass!

    My front console interior bulb(s) turned up from ali-express yesterday, I went out when I got home in the dark to fit, ...stupid, stupid stupid! Ordered standard T10 instead of the plastic stubbies that are the 509T twist fit ..cant think what I was doing! ..today will be spent seeing if our...

    Started by Mr Gus, 13th January 2019 11:00
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    21st January 2019 16:33 Go to last post
  15. Question New forfour electric

    In the new spec for new models from Sept build nowhere does it give the rim width of the 15 inch wheels. Can anyone give me the answer as i do not like black wheels they will be the first thing to be changed. Thanks, Mick Newell

    Started by MICK888, 30th November 2018 07:33
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    10th December 2018 07:38 Go to last post
  16. Help sourcing Airflow sensor following catalytic converter

    Just had a diagnostic due to engine management light. Turns out to be Airflow oxygen sensor following catalytic converter. Can anyone help me to identify which of the two sensors this is! I don't know where the catalytic converter is? Smart 450 2005 0.7. I'm burning hot using more fuel than...

    Started by Pocetsize, 25th June 2018 15:06
    sensor
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    26th June 2018 22:39 Go to last post
  17. Diode

    Does a y reg LHD smart car have the alternator diode?

    Started by shauntbh1, 19th June 2018 15:40
    alternator diode, lhd, y reg
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    19th June 2018 22:41 Go to last post
  18. Steering angle sensor two plug req.

    I'm in Sunderland T&W SR31AU, currently needing to source a 2 plug Squib. for a recently purchased lemon 450 2005. 0.7. After getting new ABS rings the EPS light is still on and the read out shows no pitch on the steering angle which also may explain the ABS light or may need the air bag as well!?....

    Started by Pocetsize, 29th May 2018 08:07
    squib, steering, steering angle sensor, steering wheel
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    31st May 2018 13:04 Go to last post
  19. Are these Fog lamps broken?

    Are these Fog lamps broken? the picture shows a broken lamp housing. I was going to glue it together after I figure out which bulbs to use. But now I think part of the lamp is missing.

    Started by Pocetsize, 29th May 2018 18:19
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    30th May 2018 08:19 Go to last post
  20. Are paddle shifters part of the wheel unit?

    Smart has quoted over 700 for a wheel in-order to remove the airbag light. To save costs I will, source my own. I require a, Steering wheel for 450 0.7 2005. Can anyone tell me whether the paddle shifter is part of the wheel unit?

    Started by Pocetsize, 18th May 2018 13:46
    paddle shifter, steering wheel
    • Replies: 4
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    29th May 2018 07:57 Go to last post

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