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Forum: c453 - General discussions relating to the fortwo

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

  1. Fortwo white edition light bulb upgrade

    Hi all just wondering if anyone has upgraded the Main beam headlight bulbs and what would be the Recommend.

    Started by Jreyn, 12th November 2017 17:43
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  2. Headlight bulb retaining clips

    Does anyone know if these are readily available for the 453? Iíve seen some for sale for the 451, which I know is a completely different lamp unit. But the picture of the clips looks very similar to those on the 453. Does anyone know if they are compatible? Thanks.

    Started by 300bhp/ton, 9th November 2017 14:53
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  3. Tomtom Services

    Hi, First of all, let me say that I’m Portuguese, so my English might have some errors but I bet that is better than your portuguese. :icon_smil New to the forum and with a 2 days old Smart Fortwo 453 90hp. Coming from a 451, I have to say I’m quite happy with the new one. However I’m...

    Started by zenuno, 5th August 2016 16:46
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  4. Windscreen water drainage

    After washing the car and noticing that my front strut mounting points were wet, it made me observe the drainage route; it's seriously lacking in any planned drainage channels. The water is merely directed to pi$$ down the side of the internal bulkhead, until it hits the ground, with no drainage...

    Started by RedTop, 4th November 2017 17:46
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    5th November 2017 12:10 Go to last post
  5. 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 06:10
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    4th November 2017 20:23 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 20:14
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  7. Recall. Parking brake adjustment

    Hand brake cable adjustment nut. Needs replacing. Many of you had the same letter?

    Started by honbeat, 27th October 2017 00:30
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    3rd November 2017 17:49 Go to last post
  8. Tyre pressure sensors?

    Anyone having issues with this on their 453? Yesterday was the coldest morning yet this winter here. Not that cold, but mild frost. Jumped in the car in the morning and set off, not 40 feet down the road and it bleeped a warning about tyre pressures. They all looked ok, so carried on, just...

    Started by 300bhp/ton, 31st October 2017 22:51
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    1st November 2017 07:17 Go to last post
  9. Question New 453: Media Unit Questions

    Hey all, I have skimmed the board but didn't spot answers to a few questions I have.. ---I don't yet have the SDcard with maps etc on as the dealer can't find it nor the info pack thing, apparently the smart lady likes to hide them xD--- ---Firmware 7053--- Picked up a new(ish) 453 prime...

    Started by smartgoo, 21st October 2017 14:47
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    31st October 2017 19:16 Go to last post
  10. Is the 453 as good as it seems?

    I like the Smart FourTwo. I owned a 450 cabrio when I lived in the South of France & a few months ago I got a new job with a 12 mile commute so bought a 452 Brabus as my other car is a V8 4.6L Range Rover that does 16mpg. I enjoy driving the Brabus. Itís zippy & manoeuvrable & economical but itís...

    Started by nigelbb, 27th October 2017 20:56
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  11. Whatís your MPG?

    Curious what sort of mpg people are getting from their 453ís? I know NEDC mpg numbers are pretty bogus and ultimately pointless. But would be good to know if anyone is even getting close. My 453 has way better ďclaimedĒ mpg than my previous Roadster. But reality seems itís a fair chunk more...

    Started by 300bhp/ton, 29th October 2017 20:12
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    29th October 2017 22:42 Go to last post
  12. 453 recall left front axle steering knuckle

    Just had a letter from Tongwell Milton Keynes saying knuckle could fail during certain driving conditions e.g.parking manoeuvres just a heads up to 453 fortwo owner's keep a eye out in post.Fault reference number is SRS1701 my fortwo was manufactured in march 2017 I asked how many cars effected and...

    Started by cjm63, 20th October 2017 23:54
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    27th October 2017 15:21 Go to last post
  13. Smart Cross Connect App - Iphone with OIS 11

    I have downloaded the cross connect app from Itunes, but when trying to connect via Bluetooth the app turns itself off. I am using an Iphone 6s with ois 11 operating system I have tried with my Andriod phone (less sim) and it all works accessing my home wi fi. Anyone got an idea why?

    Started by postnote, 12th October 2017 16:54
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    20th October 2017 08:51 Go to last post
  14. Odd lights issue

    Driving tonight with the headlights on dip. As I approached home I indicated right and immediately selected high beam (deliberately). The lights didn't change. Flicker the steam back to dip and then back to main and they went to main and back to dip, with a slight lag. Then I made the turn and...

    Started by dpmike, 13th September 2017 23:14
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    18th October 2017 00:26 Go to last post
  15. Smartphone cradle

    I want to fit a smartphone cradle into the connector on my 453 Brabus fortwo, howevet I cannot remove the central nob which is supposed to be a quarter turn. I don't want to put too much pressure on as it moght break. Any ideas

    Started by postnote, 12th October 2017 16:50
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    13th October 2017 00:43 Go to last post
  16. Odometer Innacuracy?

    Hi all, I have a 67 plate Electric Drive and Iím really enjoying it. I do have one weird observation however... I have a feeling the odometer in the smart is increasing too fast. My daily commute, 32 miles, as per google maps and my other car odometer, is registering over 42 miles in the...

    Started by jamieg, 6th October 2017 20:55
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  17. Tyre noise 16" wheels


    Started by speedy2, 15th August 2015 09:42
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    11th October 2017 11:58 Go to last post
  18. Phone connection

    Hi has anyone had problems with there phone connection only just had this problem Iíve unpaired my phone and removed from media system repaired and added a different phone the problem am having if I go into previous call list press on a contact to make a call it doesnít connect straight away and...

    Started by Jreyn, 7th October 2017 18:27
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    7th October 2017 19:30 Go to last post
  19. Fuel gauge - Range - tank size

    Does anyone know how the fuel gauge is meant to work in the 453? Iíve flicked through the manual a number of times and not really found it detailed in there. Sometimes it comes up with a low fuel warning and flashes the last blob on the gauge. But not always. And the most fuel Iíve put in is...

    Started by 300bhp/ton, 6th October 2017 20:27
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    7th October 2017 00:56 Go to last post
  20. Horrendous Bluetooth call quality on Media-System?

    Hey All, Since I got my smart (demo Prime, with media package), anyone I've spoken to using the Bluetooth system complained about horrendous quality from my side. It's gotten so bad that I don't try to call anyone because of the complaints. My brother sent me a recording of what a conversation...

    Started by snorbaard, 5th October 2017 13:37
    bluetooth, fortwo, media
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    6th October 2017 11:50 Go to last post

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