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Forum: 450 fortwo - How To ...

Your place to share hints, tips and advice with other members - anything from changing a bulb to complete panel swaps etc.

  1. Non Air con 450 de-misting solution what's the best inner screen chemical?

    Looked around, pretty much all of you (apart from those "about" to chime in) :ziped: use your air con to keep interior fogging at bay, having just cleaned the windows & applied some rain x to the windscreen it got me thinking as to how much of a biatch or not trying to resolve already wet...

    Started by Mr Gus, 28th August 2019 19:20
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    450, anti-fogging, chemicals, damp
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    13th March 2020 09:29 Go to last post
  2. Dash lighting Mod possible to Osram type B8.5D to BX8.4D LED variant bulb?

    Wondering whether to waste my time (or not). I have seen a bi-directional LED (ie, two seated opposite each other) which might be better for the light transfer tube that facilitates light to the various controls on the heater / cooling* console (as well as one pointing upwards). *for the...

    Started by Mr Gus, 7th February 2020 07:47
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    7th February 2020 07:47 Go to last post
  3. 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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    17th January 2020 11:37 Go to last post
  4. Passenger foot well carpet soaked

    Three bolts secure the anti-lock/ hydraulic brake unit in place via. a bracket. The tips of the threads protrude in to the cabin. The under tray was dropped and Red Locktite applied to the threads. carpet still damp the water must be coming in, via the sides of the square nuts tack welded in the...

    Started by Pocetsize, 28th November 2019 21:07
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    • Replies: 10
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    23rd December 2019 09:33 Go to last post
  5. 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 11:44
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    16th October 2019 21:26 Go to last post
  6. 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 13:29
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    10th September 2019 14:00 Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    27th August 2019 19:26 Go to last post
  8. 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 06:43
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    3rd June 2019 08:12 Go to last post
  9. 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 14:06
    • Replies: 9
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    31st May 2019 07:39 Go to last post
  10. 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 13:29
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    9th March 2019 16:06 Go to last post
  11. 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 23:06
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    11th February 2019 22:59 Go to last post
  12. 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 12:24
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    9th January 2019 13:55 Go to last post
  13. 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 01:37
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    2nd November 2018 19:27 Go to last post
  14. 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 18:58
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    8th September 2018 19:04 Go to last post
  15. 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 23:15
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    interior heater
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    8th September 2018 14:59 Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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 10:52
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    19th July 2018 11:52 Go to last post
  18. 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 21:28
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    assembly, cavity, crash frame
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    16th July 2018 09:58 Go to last post
  19. 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 18:51
    • Replies: 6
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    6th July 2018 14:28 Go to last post
  20. 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 18:35
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 17,681
    6th July 2018 12:55 Go to last post

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