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Forum: c453 - General discussions relating to the fortwo

A Forum dedicated to the smart fortwo (c453 model) - 2014 onwards

  1. Large Digital Speedo Display

    Hi there, New Smart owner here going slightly mad as I can't work something out! Just bought a 2017 pre-reg fortwo Prime Premium Plus model for my other half and all is good except for one thing. When I did the test drive the car had a large digital speedo display as one of the available options...

    Started by dent997, 10th July 2017 18:03
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    14th August 2017 22:43 Go to last post
  2. Fuel Gauge Problem on New Smart-for-Two

    Anyone else with a new-style Smart-for-Two having problems with getting the fuel gauge to register the petrol tank as full. I'm really pleased with my new Cabrio in most respects, but it doesn't matter how careful and persistent I am at the petrol pump, I can usually only get the fuel gauge to show...

    Started by Lupin100, 5th June 2016 20:07
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    7th August 2017 08:33 Go to last post
  3. Smart 453 poor handling after changing rear tyres

    I'm after some advice with my 453 Around a month ago I changed from the standard rear Continental EcoContact tyres to Toyo Proxies and the car has been handing terribly ever since. Only the rear tyres were changed, the fronts are still standard as they have a good 5mm of tread left. After...

    Started by Thepeachroom, 4th August 2017 15:30
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    6th August 2017 15:46 Go to last post
  4. Odd problem pulling away

    Started getting an odd problem when first pulling away in the morning or after it has sat at work. Starts fine, car will then pull away, but if I then have to slow to an almost stop ( but NOT actually stopped), still in 1st gear, for junction or speedbump, it will not accelerate again. I hear...

    Started by ajf350d, 24th May 2017 20:53
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    5th August 2017 10:33 Go to last post
  5. Braking instability among other issues?

    Proxy 0.9 Turbo DCT 2016 3525 miles. Ever since I got this bloody thing I have always noticed that under 50% or more braking at 50-60MPH+ the rear end gets so titchy and light. There has been a number of occasions when I've had to slam my brakes and the rear end is seriously about to slide out,...

    Started by Kalahati, 24th June 2017 14:06
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    25th July 2017 18:23 Go to last post
  6. Tom Tom up dates ???

    When buying new smart 354 For 2or 4 how long do you get Free up dates for maps and speed cameras can someone tell me as I can't find it in the hand book

    Started by john2, 5th July 2017 19:14
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    20th July 2017 12:44 Go to last post
  7. Tweeters retrofit.

    Hello, i looked behind the cover on the door where the oem tweeters are mounted and saw a conector. Anyone know if it it for the tweeters? I think this could be an easy retrofit like the auto lights. Anyone know the part numbers for the covers and the tweeters? If it is just a plug and play...

    Started by xupanki, 12th April 2017 10:44
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    18th July 2017 10:56 Go to last post
  8. Tow bar?

    Hi, newbie considering a Smart purchase. Is it possible to fit a tow bar to the new model 453 ForTwo, and does it have EU type-approval for towing? I would only be towing a Topper dinghy (<200kg inc trailer).

    Started by ash73, 28th August 2016 02:56
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    15th July 2017 09:10 Go to last post
  9. Auto Lights (retrofit)

    Nice modification to the basic car if you haven't got the premium plus package. (Acknowledgements to Kate/Lil'smartie for the headsup) 15 to 20 minutes to do. You will need one of these:

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 4th August 2016 13:00
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    10th July 2017 02:45 Go to last post
  10. My navigation card has been formatted. How can I restore it?

    My navigation card has been formatted. How can I restore it?

    Started by crecywang, 9th July 2017 05:10
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    10th July 2017 02:38 Go to last post
  11. 453 fortwo reversing camera

    Hello, I own a 2016 fortwo with the smart media + tom tom and I was wondering if it's possible to add an original reversing camera. If so, where can I buy it online? US or Europe preffered. Also, will I have to install cables does it have them already from the factory? Thanks.

    Started by dr6633, 17th June 2017 09:04
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    7th July 2017 12:18 Go to last post
  12. Question Smart Media System / Mirrorlink

    Hi folks - got myself a 2016 forfour and was wondering if anyone has managed to get mirrorlink to work - according to the manual there should be a mirrorlink app in the services section of the menu (in the car) but I dont have it - just the usual tomtom live options. Any ideas? Tried a couple...

    Started by ripkord, 17th March 2017 19:10
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    android, forfour, mirrorlink, smart media
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    3rd July 2017 16:28 Go to last post
  13. Brabus Green Flash

    Has anyone around the world ordered this electric version. Not available in UK yet Smart tell me.

    Started by Dashv6, 15th May 2017 17:25
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    2nd July 2017 21:16 Go to last post
  14. 12v switched feed

    Has anyone tapped into a decent 12v switched feed in the cabin? Looking to add a USB & accessory socket up front (if you know a good quality USB/cigarette socket too, would be great, seen some poor quality ones) Thank you.

    Started by Smartie81, 9th May 2017 18:00
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    24th June 2017 12:05 Go to last post
  15. Cool Smart Climate Control

    Hi all, I like most things about my 2017 Prime Auto.....except when idling along slowly in traffic with the air con on it seems difficult to drive smoothly, as every time the air con compressor kicks in and the engine RPM increases to compensate, the car surges forward, then when the compressor...

    Started by Mike G, 19th June 2017 17:37
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    20th June 2017 22:51 Go to last post
  16. Front end creaking when hot

    For any of you out there with the same problem. When i got my car from new, after 400 miles or so when driving for more than 20 minutes in warm weather, there's was a tapping feedback coming back through the steering wheel. I took the car back to be checked and told it was fine. It got...

    Started by mattywisey, 12th August 2016 12:25
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    19th June 2017 14:42 Go to last post
  17. C453 Urban style wheel arch trims

    Anyone discovered the part numbers for the wheel arch trims used on this model yet ? I guess there's up to six part numbers ? 2915 I want to retrofit

    Started by TheAlmostInvisibleMan, 10th March 2016 23:25
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    5th June 2017 18:21 Go to last post
  18. Gaiter on gear stick.

    I have already added the brabus handbrake and gearstick. Wondering if anyone has changed the gearstick gaiter. Mine is looking slightly worn and cheap looking!

    Started by honbeat, 2nd June 2017 23:39
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    2nd June 2017 23:39 Go to last post
  19. Changing the front grill

    Wife has recently taken delivery of her new smart which is white tridion with black panels and black front grill. She has seen some driving around with a white front grill. Does anyone know if the front grill is easily changeable and if so has anyone priced up a new grill? Cheers in advance

    Started by tonksy18, 28th May 2017 17:51
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    30th May 2017 18:06 Go to last post
  20. 453 Body kit from China

    Started by SmartITA, 28th May 2017 08:12
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    28th May 2017 11:01 Go to last post

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