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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Exclamation Smart fortwo 2003 cabrio

    So apparently I am trying to fix my cabrio roof but where I live no one seems to have clue about it. I have found the guide in Evilution where the first step says to take all the roof back (As you can see in the picture I have attached). My question is, my roof doesn't move at all because all...

    Started by vmicha, 20th January 2018 17:27
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    21st January 2018 20:21 Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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 09:51
    • Replies: 1
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    6th September 2017 09:36 Go to last post
  6. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    20th July 2017 14:17 Go to last post
  7. 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
  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. Question Fuel gauge

    I have a question. The fuel indicator has 5 "barrels". Whenever my fuel goes down to 1 bold barrel then the fuel tank starts to blink. Then it goes to 0 barrels and it still blinks. I have read some websites that say when the fuel goes down to 5.0 Litres then it shows it on the speedo as your...

    Started by vmicha, 2nd May 2017 21:35
    • Replies: 3
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    3rd May 2017 19:39 Go to last post
  10. Exclamation Smart 450 Key Inside

    Hello once again guys. I am about to send my Smart 450 02 plates back to my country. I just got told by my freight company that they leave the key inside the car while it is in the ship. My central locking is faulty (doors don't lock). What is going to happen if they leave the key in the car or...

    Started by vmicha, 27th February 2017 12:20
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    27th February 2017 18:20 Go to last post
  11. Exclamation Smart 450 Horn Removal

    Hello guys, second post here. I tried to remove a plastic underneath the steering wheel and I cut some wires by accident. Now the horn is permanently beeping so apparently it was the horn's wires. Now the battery needs to be removed until its fixed. Is there anyway I can remove the horn for now...

    Started by vmicha, 22nd February 2017 00:30
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    23rd February 2017 08:24 Go to last post
  12. Question Smart 450 Dead Radio

    Hello guys. I had the one-horizontal-line on my dash and then I had a smart specialist to come and fix it. He did and the problem was some dead fuses so he replaced them. After he left I noticed that my radio is not working at all. No light come on, nothing. When I called him he told me that...

    Started by vmicha, 22nd February 2017 23:08
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    23rd February 2017 06:25 Go to last post
  13. Exclamation Smart 450 Cabrio Roof Cog replacement

    Hello guys, new here. I own a Smart 450 2003 in UK Cabrio. When I bought it the previous owner told me that the cogs and cables need to be replaced. When I press the button to open the roof you can hear a clicking noise and nothing is moving. As I have asked a mechanic how much it will cost to fix...

    Started by vmicha, 12th February 2017 16:00
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    smart 450 cabrio roof
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    16th February 2017 23:36 Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. Service indicator flashing

    Is there a way of turning offthe flashing service icons on my fortwo 04 reg any help please

    Started by John, 5th February 2017 09:31
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    6th February 2017 08:46 Go to last post
  16. Seat coming apart.

    1998, 450. Halfway up the seat back material side. Appears three pins hold in place. Has anyone encountered this before? Any ideal on part number if so.

    Started by honbeat, 27th January 2017 23:58
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    27th January 2017 23:58 Go to last post
  17. 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 18:41
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    17th January 2017 06:55 Go to last post
  18. Washer Jets

    Hi all, I have tried searching but can't find anything :( Our 450 seems to be lacking some pressure for the washers. It's all topped up and when you pull the lever (or is it push?) nothing comes out, well it does but trickles down the jets rather than on the windscreen! It's also the same...

    Started by GiGo, 7th January 2017 16:18
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    16th January 2017 12:45 Go to last post
  19. warning lights

    Hi there, after an alternator replacement on a 450, the oil light, glow plug light (not a diesel)and battery light stay on while driving, the alternator is charging, any ideas ??

    Started by jeephouse, 11th December 2016 18:57
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    11th December 2016 21:33 Go to last post
  20. 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 21:39
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    • Replies: 27
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    3rd October 2016 23:44 Go to last post

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