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  1. being an intermittent pig to start

    our 2004 fortwo is giving trouble. sometimes when you try to open door from key/button it wont--but if you open the tail gate then close it everything else works. sometimes when you can open the door via the key/button it wont accept the key in the ignition to start it---my wife is getting very...

    Started by 914-6, 6th July 2015 19:50
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    18th July 2015 22:58 Go to last post
  2. incremental sensor for selector drum control motor

    My wife's smart died on her today, the very nice man that went to fix it said there was an error code that read the above, plus another that said "selector drum potentiometer" , can anyone tell me in layman's terms what the hell is wrong with it? many thanks. Ian 07785 792412

    Started by 914-6, 16th January 2017 19:41
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    17th January 2017 07:55 Go to last post
  3. Detached trim...

    Hi all!! Long time no speak!! I know, I know you've missed me!! :icon_smil I have a small thingamebob to ask about..... Today I noticed that the passenger side long piece of internal trim that goes from the roof trim down the side of the windscreen to the dash is loose. It is loose at the point...

    Started by angelofdecember, 18th February 2016 21:43
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    20th February 2016 11:30 Go to last post
  4. Steamy Windows.......

    Hi folks, :icon_smil Yup, its that time of year again when you settle your butt into your Smarty and the first hint of a warm body EVERY window fogs up! You set the blowers to FULL FORCE after a gentle breeze and it has no affect..... the heat setting from cold to 'f##k me I'm sweating'... from...

    Started by angelofdecember, 12th November 2015 22:09
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    15th January 2016 08:18 Go to last post
  5. How to ease the passage of tubing....

    OK ALL childish sniggering, double entendres and innuendo are welcome for this post BUT I AM asking a serious question here!! :angle: :icon_redf :icon_chee I have a 450 03 SFT that has a door seal leak (both passenger and drivers side) and on the advice I have been given I have purchased some...

    Started by angelofdecember, 3rd September 2016 22:39
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    4th October 2016 00:44 Go to last post
  6. 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 16:06
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  7. worth an ask

    does anybody run a bike engine smart

    Started by BIG.DAVE, 7th February 2015 22:48
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    8th February 2015 08:37 Go to last post
  8. Smart Car DAB Aerial Conversion

    I have just written a quick guide on how to enable your Smart Roadster, 450 or Crossblade to be able to use its existing aerial to receive both FM and DAB. This removes the need for unsightly aerials on the windscreen or other additions to your pride and joy. ...

    Started by BRABUS, 16th August 2015 09:15
    dab aerial conversion
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    16th August 2015 09:15 Go to last post
  9. Roof or windscreen leak fixed.

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

    Started by chezqui, 29th November 2016 08:10
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    29th August 2018 13:44 Go to last post
  10. Anyone got a Star machine, I need my key reprogramming

    I only have one key working and need some kind person with a star machine to help out please, preferably not a merc dealer!

    Started by chezqui, 29th November 2016 08:15
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    28th January 2018 12:00 Go to last post
  11. Exhaust manifold stud broken

    Our 2001 Pulse has just started making a shrill noise when you accelerate. I haven't taken anything apart yet, but looking with a torch it appears that one of the studs fixing the exhaust manifold to the block has broken. So, I assume I'm going to need a set of studs, plus two for the exhaust,...

    Started by Chris3005, 9th May 2016 22:16
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    20th June 2016 14:26 Go to last post
  12. Oil leak - 2001 Pulse (fixed)

    I was concerned that our Smart was dripping oil after a drive. It was hard to tell where from, but it seemed to be running down the outside of the sump from somewhere on the right hand side of the engine, and I worried that it was the oil seal behind the crankshaft pulley. Looking on fq101, I...

    Started by Chris3005, 14th August 2016 17:17
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    15th August 2016 20:43 Go to last post
  13. 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 21:38
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    27th August 2019 19:26 Go to last post
  14. Get better access to brake pipe manifold?

    Hi - I need to renew one front rigid brake pipe (but will do both) since this caused the MOT fail. I've got the car jacked up (with axle stands under too) and removed the two halves of the under tray to get better access. Followed both brake pipes to "learn" their route back to the manifold...

    Started by chris553, 26th March 2016 22:04
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    27th March 2016 07:49 Go to last post
  15. Cabrio Roof Bars, how to dis-assemble?

    Hi All, As with most cabrio roof bars I've seen - mine too have corrosion near the ends. Is it possible to dis-assemble them to remove the metal outer skin from the reset of the structure, so I can safely get it cleaned up, welded, painted etc. ? Thanks in advance Regards

    Started by chris553, 10th February 2017 09:27
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    15th February 2017 18:29 Go to last post
  16. Front Mud Spats 450

    I have just fitted front and rear flaps to my 450 Grandstyle. Smart Rear flaps fit the front they are not a perfect fit as contours slightly different but they look fine. You will need a Dremel or similar drill with flexible shaft Some strong double sided tape A small drill bit

    Started by Cj42, 17th July 2016 10:39
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    17th July 2016 10:39 Go to last post
  17. Front engine mounting replacement the easy way.

    I already use FQ101 and Evilution but as you know, Evilution requires payment for some of that info and being out here in the Republic of Adjara, I often get a lot of CC problems so I pay for very little online and unpaid, FQ101 didn't have exactly what I was looking for. Anyway, we have to...

    Started by dede468, 25th July 2017 10:51
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    6th September 2017 10:36 Go to last post
  18. Rubber door seals.

    The rubber door seals on our 1999 Smart ForTwo are looking a bit tired and I believe they may leak in heavy rain. Question is: Does anyone know who sells them, or are they just available from main dealers ? . Many thanks as always for any help.

    Started by dollyssmart, 19th November 2011 08:40
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    26th January 2016 18:11 Go to last post
  19. car cutting out

    Hi recently bought a smart car fortwo. 2004 with 40000 miles When I slow down sometimes car cuts out any ideas.

    Started by ducatiboy, 12th September 2013 16:16
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  20. Conrod shells question

    Hi all, I'm currently starting a full engine rebuild of my wifes 2003 450 M160. I have the conrod shells and they are not what I expected. All shells I have fitted over the years have had a notch on the side that stop the shells from moving round the crank. But these smart shells don't...

    Started by fazbender, 19th April 2015 10:14
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    26th June 2015 19:08 Go to last post

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