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  1. Question ... repair a cracked door panel

    Well, the good news is that I've managed to get the passenger electric window working again (replacing the broken plastic cradle). But in the process of wrestling the door panel away from the door, I've cracked it in two places (at the middle and rear clips along the top): ...

    Started by KeithD, 18th July 2017 21:17
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    20th July 2017 14:17 Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 450 Headlight Adjusters Noisey. 2004

    Big annoyance. Headlight adjusters. Kept making a noise. Only one when on full beam is searching for position. I never fiddled around with the switch leaving them on 0. Knowing they tend to cock-up in advance. Is there any way of sorting them without rebuilding the lamp. or is just...

    Started by Jaser, 2nd September 2016 12:49
    450, adjusters, headlamp, headlight
    • Replies: 7
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    1st October 2017 12:52 Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 450 some help needed

    Hello everyone I hope someone can help a newbie 450 owner with a few bits please Had the car a small amount of time and now really getting into it (use it at weekends for fun for than a normal day to day car) It just passed its MOT and I am surprised to be honest so wanted to give it...

    Started by smartdizzy, 27th June 2017 12:24
    • Replies: 9
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    4th July 2017 07:18 Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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 07:15
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    28th January 2018 11:00 Go to last post
  8. Cool Backseat cup holders

    A bit goofy question but I really need an answer :p How do you use the backseat cupholders of a smart 450 ?

    Started by vmicha, 30th April 2017 20:46
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    4th May 2017 22:46 Go to last post
  9. 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 18:50
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    18th July 2015 21:58 Go to last post
  10. boot space

    Hi there....I've just got my first Smart car and love it.....I can get all my shopping in it but it keeps falling through and down the back of the seats. I've tried making sure the cover is fastened into the plastic bracket things but the shopping seems to push it out. I'm wondering if there...

    Started by sharon2610, 13th March 2013 16:14
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    9th May 2014 21:18 Go to last post
  11. 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 08:27
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    15th February 2017 17:29 Go to last post
  12. 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 15:16
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    8th August 2015 09:42 Go to last post
  13. car won't change up when driven in automatic

    the car starts fine . i can driver fine in manual . when i drive in automatic car just wont change gear . i found out the Gearbox speed Sensor has 3 wire black white red coming from ecu but only red and white connected nay help where that black wire goes any help thank you

    Started by manodi, 12th April 2015 06:48
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    12th April 2015 09:36 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. 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
  16. Clutch actuator dropped off and sheared bolts

    2002 Smart City Coupe 0.6 petrol. 22,000 miles since new. I took her for a test drive but did not get far. Clutch actuator dropped off and hanging in its wiring harness. http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/oo291/tkaald/DSC04419.jpg Far lug missing and its bolt sheared off. Left lug...

    Started by tolsen123, 22nd March 2016 21:37
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    23rd March 2016 12:06 Go to last post
  17. 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 09:14
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    26th June 2015 18:08 Go to last post
  18. Cost of Starter Motor Replacement

    Hello After lying up for 3 weeks whilst we were on holiday our Smart Passion (600 cc - 2002 model) won't start. I've tried a booster and a new battery but it just whines a bit as it tries to turn over. The rest of the electrics seem to be working. My local garage has quoted me about 8 hours...

    Started by Photo4x4, 12th June 2014 17:48
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    8th July 2014 07:18 Go to last post
  19. CV Joint removal

    Just wondering if the joint just slides off the driveshaft, or if it needs more than a gentle soft-faced hammerís 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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    10th September 2019 13:00 Go to last post
  20. 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 20:43
    • Replies: 5
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    20th February 2016 10:30 Go to last post

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