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  1. Grundig Radio Cassette - fixed

    This is just in case anyone else has the problem I had - I think it's fixed. Our 2001 450 came with the Grundig Radio Cassette, and it developed an intermittent fault whereby it just cut out. New speakers didn't help, and there was nothing obvious, no blown capacitors etc. Taking the cassette...

    Started by Chris3005, 4th July 2019 20:38
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    9th August 2019 09:20 Go to last post
  2. Excuse my ignorance. Cruise control (450 pulse)

    Ok, so mostly i'm a passenger in the 450 & with a big old brain under investigation not allowed to drive currently, so "fiddling" is out. On top of that this being the 1st smart we've owned... a lot of ignorance. So, did smart fit cruise control stalks to everything regardless or were they...

    Started by Mr Gus, 5th June 2019 10:44
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    6th June 2019 17:57 Go to last post
  3. CV Joint removal

    Just wondering if the joint just slides off the driveshaft, or if it needs more than a gentle soft-faced hammer’s worth of encourage to get it off? No circlips, pins to remove? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Started by Smartysmartface, 3rd June 2019 12:29
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    4th June 2019 05:53 Go to last post
  4. Anybody replaced a valve guide?

    Has anybody any smart advice on doing this? I bought a cylinder head which is in excellent nick except one valve guide was damaged. It took a lot of effort to remove. I managed it by heating the head in the oven and using a big round punch. The guide was even more damaged but the head is okay. ...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 13th April 2019 05:43
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    3rd June 2019 07:12 Go to last post
  5. Handbrake adjustment

    The hand brake operates like a ratchet. What can I do when the ratchet doesn't catch the sprawl in the handle? The hand brake was 'On' when the engine was dropped. there was a sounding 'ping' now, the hand brake is free and doesn't catch the ratchet. And adjustment? the bolt is not visible it's...

    Started by Pocetsize, 23rd May 2019 13:06
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    31st May 2019 06:39 Go to last post
  6. Grundig line in Aux Line in Adapter for Smart Fortwo 450

    I purchased this item from ebay: Aux Line in Adapter for Smart Fortwo 450 1997-2007/MP3 0 1/8in Jack and it does not work! There is no button on the grundig Smart cassette radio. The connectors on the line in adapter fit the radio but no signal is detected and there is no way to select the Aux in...

    Started by Pocetsize, 8th March 2019 12:29
    • Replies: 4
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    9th March 2019 15:06 Go to last post
  7. Smile How to replace a noisy tappet

    Just bought a second Smart car, it's a 2005 ForTwo Nightrun. Taken a bit of a punt on this as the engine is a bit noisy. Sounds to me like it's coming from the Cam, hopefully just replacing a tappet will fix it?.Reminds me of an old Pinto engined Ford Cortina with a knackered cam, if anybody...

    Started by Smartysmartface, 20th January 2019 22:06
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    11th February 2019 21:59 Go to last post
  8. Tightening front suspension strut have I, tightened it to much?

    After replacing & tightening the front suspension strut (shock absorber) it still rattles. A Used replacement strut is used. I have rebuilt the replacement strut with cup, spring, anti-friction bearing, top bearing mount etc. Should the top spring carrier plate be tightened all the way utilising...

    Started by Pocetsize, 4th December 2018 11:24
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    9th January 2019 12:55 Go to last post
  9. Unhappy 2003 450 passion

    After 15 years the gas struts operating the rear window have given up and the glass keeps dropping. I have ordered two new ones from Germany , is there a fitting sheet within the club. Many Thanks , Mick Newell.

    Started by MICK888, 31st October 2018 00:37
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    2nd November 2018 18:27 Go to last post
  10. Help. Key programming with Delphi DS150E

    My 450 has been off the road for over a month due to me stupidly putting the key fob through a washing machine cycle and then tumble drying :icon_redf New fobs have been bought and also a Delphi DS150E. I can get into the Delphi menu to program the key but every time I try I get a message saying...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 16th March 2018 17:58
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    8th September 2018 18:04 Go to last post
  11. Speaking of heaters mine is, weak and I'm afraid of the winter cold!

    Servicing the interior heater could be a pain staking task dissembling the, dash-etc. It may provide a better solution to replace it. I understand the heater is series of wires much like a toaster with a blower. Since mine is so weak I'm wondering is a good'ol service maybe just the thing. But...

    Started by Pocetsize, 23rd July 2018 22:15
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    interior heater
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    8th September 2018 13:59 Go to last post
  12. Roof or windscreen leak fixed.

    Problem solved and the inside of the car is now dry and cosy.

    Started by chezqui, 29th November 2016 07:10
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    29th August 2018 12:44 Go to last post
  13. 450 Heater knob. verticle one. Snapped off.

    End of it bladed part snapped off inside switch. One of the verticle ones. How do I get it out? Without taking apart the dashboard. superglue? Thanks for all your help in advance.

    Started by Jaser, 20th July 2016 09:52
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    19th July 2018 10:52 Go to last post
  14. Carpet soaked, Corroded wheel arch do I remove the bottom panel underside?

    I was restoring the seat brackets by removing rust. I took out the, seats and carpet the, sound proofing was soaking. Water was getting in through corrosion on the offside wheel arch. Can I get better access to the wheel arch by removing the under carriage panel? I'm not sure whether the front...

    Started by Pocetsize, 6th July 2018 20:28
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    assembly, cavity, crash frame
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    16th July 2018 08:58 Go to last post
  15. Rear subframe removal

    I've just been underneath my 2005 450 to see if there are any visible signs of why wheelbase different on either side after a minor bump which hit nearside rear wheel. Shocked to see the amount of very heavy rust scale and realised another winter will kill the car so have decided it's time to come...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 5th July 2018 17:51
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    6th July 2018 13:28 Go to last post
  16. Steering wheel off centre. Cause ?

    My steering wheel used to be level until I had a "mishap". It is now turned slightly to the left for the car to drive in a straight line. Whilst towing on an A frame, that attaches to the front wishbones, I hit a low wall with the nearside rear side whilst turning at walking pace. This dented the...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 2nd June 2018 17:35
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    6th July 2018 11:55 Go to last post
  17. Not all black paint is the same colour !

    I need to touch up a hand sized area of my Tridion after the recent brush with a wall. Anyone found an off the shelf aerosol paint from Halfords etc which is a match to the Smart black ? Halfords have 34 different black car paints ! ...

    Started by WesleyPegden, 7th May 2018 09:55
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    15th May 2018 08:31 Go to last post
  18. City Coupe Passion 450 How to Sell!

    Hello Peeps, Alas, my smart 450 2001 city coupe passion LHD car's engine has seized up and I am having to sell it because of a lack of technical knowledge. I was wondering the best way to go about this? It has long MOT (until next September) and aside from the seized engine there doesn't seem...

    Started by BecksClandrew, 3rd November 2017 15:06
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    20th April 2018 11:51 Go to last post
  19. Smart Fourtwo Passion 2005 Workshop Manual

    Removed thread because it was in wrong forum

    Started by Jango, 24th March 2018 17:48
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    26th March 2018 08:44 Go to last post
  20. Driver's door window whistles

    My driver's door window whistles when driving down the highway at speed when it's windy outside......how can I solve this? Is the fix the same as fixing a leaky window seal...by installing a 2" piece of 5mm tubing in the window seal...? Just asking to be sure...? I do not have leaky seals as in...

    Started by Willys, 13th March 2018 21:20
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    13th March 2018 23:26 Go to last post

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