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  1. #1
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    Default Are paddle shifters part of the wheel unit?

    Smart has quoted over 700 for a wheel in-order to remove the airbag light. To save costs I will, source my own. I require a, Steering wheel for 450 0.7 2005.
    Can anyone tell me whether the paddle shifter is part of the wheel unit?

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    Default Re: Are paddle shifters part of the wheel unit?

    Yes, the paddles rotate with the wheel

    Is your existing wheel paddle shift ? for 2 and half

    Here’s a 2nd hander https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Smart-For...AAAOSwQKla8clK
    fq101.co.uk

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Are paddle shifters part of the wheel unit?

    FFS don't take your 450 to a dealer! Dealer service teams are targeted with extracting 500 per customer for every vehicle that goes through their workshop. Not to mention that the last dealer training on the 450 was carried out well over 10 years ago so do you think anyone working on your car is actually properly trained to do so???


    Where are you located? We will be able to point you to a good specialist that will do a better job at a fraction of the cost.

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    Default Re: Are paddle shifters part of the wheel unit?

    After my recent service at an independent, I was informed that my rear shocks needed replacing at a cost of 105 + 5% GST each plus labour. Didn't really have much choice but to get it done.

    I sourced the shocks myself at a cost of 100.19 for a pair and the labour was 103.95 inc GST at the main dealer. The garage who serviced my car wanted 118 for labour.

    In this instance the main dealer was actually cheaper than the independent for the labour and they were quite happy to fit the parts I supplied.

    When it comes to servicing they are expensive but for this little job quite reasonable.
    2007 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe C451 Turbo 999cc 84bhp
    Electric Windows
    Air Conditioning
    Smart Radio 9
    Panoramic Sunroof
    Luggage Compartment Cover
    Softouch Automatic Gear Program
    Bodypanels & Tridion Cell in Silver Metallic
    15" Alloy Wheels

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Are paddle shifters part of the wheel unit?

    I'm in Sunderland T&W SR31AU, currently needing to source a 2 plug Squib. for a recently purchased lemon 450 2005. 0.7

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