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Forum: 451 fortwo - How To ...

Your place to share hints, tips and advice with other members - anything from changing a bulb to complete panel swaps etc. in respect of the NEW fortwo

  1. Handbrake Button - How do you undo it?

    My newly acquired replacement 451 was very bland inside so I've been tarting it up a little. I was seduced by a brushed aluminium handbrake button but I can't work out how to take out/unscrew the old one! Any ideas?

    Started by Jem195, 10th October 2020 15:49
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    10th October 2020 15:49 Go to last post
  2. Heater blower removal

    How on earth do you get the heater blower out? I can barely see the thing under the dashboard let alone get the thing out. Experiences? Advice?

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 7th November 2018 18:22
    • Replies: 9
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    10th November 2018 15:03 Go to last post
  3. Window Bowden cable

    The cable that up downs the window has snapped and is mostly lying in the bottom of the door. I cannot find any reference to how to replace it. Anyone have a how to (not Evilution) replace it link?

    Started by Mjolinor, 29th October 2018 16:05
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    1st November 2018 07:35 Go to last post
  4. Water under driver side carpet

    Anyone else have this problem? I was poking around yesterday, and lifted the carpet on the driver side to see the floor. and there was water under the driver side foam carpet. foam pad that is under the carpet was wet. I dont have Ac on my 451 smart fortwo from 2008

    Started by A.K, 7th January 2018 09:13
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    6th August 2018 14:37 Go to last post
  5. Clutch actuator CPR

    Revived my clutch actuator last weekend, I was having selection quality issues and the car was coasting when lifting the throttle. I was just nasty in manual, auto was undriveable. So I put the car on ramps, in reverse ... and by carefully pulling the rubber gaiter I managed to empty a whole can...

    Started by b1ackb1rd, 10th July 2018 21:35
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    10th July 2018 21:35 Go to last post
  6. Remove stripped head screw on break drum

    I need to clean out a rear break drum (wheel sticks) and find that a previous owner appears to have 'damaged' the head on the small T30 torx screw holding the drum cover on and it has been rounded out. Can anyone suggest how I can remove it without causing serious damage to the drum/cover...

    Started by pewe, 18th January 2018 12:17
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    19th January 2018 17:54 Go to last post
  7. Wheels on smart 451

    Hello everyone. This is my first time on hear and the first time iv had a smart 451 2011. I have standard alloy wheels on my car. I would like to put 17s off a roadster 452. I know the bolt holes are the same and I can see that the wheels would fit under the wheel arches. Thanks jon

    Started by jonk65, 28th May 2017 00:07
    • Replies: 2
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    4th July 2017 05:39 Go to last post
  8. Air bag light

    Good day Forum, Had an issue with voltage low, renewed the battery, which cleared the low voltage and MIL light but the air bag warning light is still showing, does anyone have nay ideas how to clear this? Smart 42

    Started by smart 42, 6th May 2017 16:29
    • Replies: 1
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    7th May 2017 00:45 Go to last post
  9. Bike Rack and REAR panel removal

    Hi Guys, Just a quick one. Today i bought the mercedes / smart bike rack and it would seem the rear bumper / panel needs removing to mount part of it. Does anyone have a video or guide of how to do this as I cant seem to find any videos on youtube and there are no instructiosn with it. My...

    Started by lutonbod, 16th February 2017 18:07
    • Replies: 2
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    17th February 2017 08:32 Go to last post
  10. Blower removal

    I need to know how to remove the blower motor. And the resistor.

    Started by 70worm, 6th September 2016 17:12
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    • Replies: 16
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    28th December 2016 11:11 Go to last post
  11. Only Park and Neutral

    So after sitting for a month and a half I finally fixed the blower motor. Now I only have Park and Neutral. What now? Evertime this car sits something eletrical breaks. I'm sure it's something that happens alot. Since you guys are my experts, what do I need to fix now. PS The blower was...

    Started by 70worm, 19th October 2016 14:27
    • Replies: 7
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    14th December 2016 12:06 Go to last post
  12. 451 Fortwo 2008 2009 rear hatch water leak when opened after rain

    Doh, it's taken me 8 years to do a two minute fix! I hope this post helps someone. As in the title, water cannot drain away properly and tips out everywhere when the rear hatch is opened after rain. The factory sorted the problem thereafter by drilling the same two holes in the plastic window...

    Started by 521025mw1, 22nd November 2016 11:16
    451, hatch, leak, rear, water
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    22nd November 2016 11:16 Go to last post
  13. Repair Manual

    Anyone know of a repair manual for Smart Cars? I mean an actual book, not a download. 2009

    Started by 70worm, 6th September 2016 16:39
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    21st October 2016 12:01 Go to last post
  14. Wink Wind Defelector Removal ?

    Any one know how to remove the small black tab that is the Wind Deflector on my 451 Cabrio with out using a hammer and being able to use it again. Thanks.

    Started by DBS, 18th July 2015 11:23
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    30th June 2016 09:42 Go to last post
  15. Unhappy Fitting LED lights to the dash/clock of a 451

    Hi everyone I've scanned through the previous threads as I need help. I was given some LED bulbs to fit to the rev/clock and speedo. But the instructions that came with the are for a 450 where it simply says 'click off' the casings and states nothing about the screws. Can anyone help me OR...

    Started by Oxford Cheddar, 19th April 2016 14:13
    • Replies: 4
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    19th April 2016 15:14 Go to last post
  16. Need some info about lighting wiring.

    Hi. I have just recently purchased a 451 (2009 1.0lr Turbo) for my daughter and for various reasons would like to fit an Automatic Headlight system on it. I have the kit which I got a little while ago from my neighbour - her husband bought it to fit to their car but died before he got around...

    Started by mog, 12th February 2016 03:18
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    19th February 2016 18:15 Go to last post
  17. re coding the remote key fobs?

    I have been given two keys with my 2009 451 which one key all works but the other although fits the barrel and will start the car the remote locking doesn't work. I have change the battery with no effect and guess dues to the long time dead battery its lost its coding? yes? if so how do i re code...

    Started by, 15th December 2015 22:44
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    3rd February 2016 22:02 Go to last post
  18. How to understand if a car has the power steering

    Hi am currently looking for a 451 but i want it to have power steering. Hoe can i understand if the car has it without driving it? Does the power steering come with a different steering wheel?

    Started by iamnicolas, 26th January 2016 17:58
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    26th January 2016 19:06 Go to last post
  19. Carrying a cycle on a 451

    Is there a good cycle carrier for the 451, 2008 MHD model? I have seen a couple of wheel stands that you bolt on to the rear bumper, but cannot see from the advert how you would secure the top of the cycle frame to the car so that it doesn't wobble around.

    Started by Tallmarkb59, 22nd January 2016 03:21
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    22nd January 2016 08:07 Go to last post
  20. speakers

    Got a 2009 passion, what size are the speakers and what ones are best as an upgrade? Also, is it worth putting some sound deaddening stuff in the doors?

    Started by peteygti, 7th January 2012 10:39
    • Replies: 4
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    1st January 2016 19:32 Go to last post

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