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  1. Does any one know if it is possible to bypass the emobalizer in my 450, I have had the sam out for so long, now none of my 3 keys will work.
  2. So I took pics of where all the plugs went to on my sam unit before removing it, except the 2 wires on the left side that clip in from the bottom. Would these be in the same position on all 06 pure diesel, I know someone with my twin car that runs good, can I see what ports where his wires are and put mine there.
  3. So I have a short after replacing the alternator, pulled apart sam and all good whith no pins on wires looking bad.what I did find was that there was 12.3 volts from my neg cable to the ground bolt on the frame. I have spent 5 days chasing wires that may be touching the frame and can't find anything. Has anyone come across this.
  4. Wow, Thank You so much, the diagrams will be a huge help, I try to keep the car in pristine shape, all the ground eyelets look practically new. I see this is going to take some time, have been working on this for 7 weeks now so a little more is no big deal. Will post if I find anything new out, Thank you all for the time you spent posting and helping me. Mike
  5. Checked continuity thru total Sam, all checked out good, also did the same with E-box, ok there to. Pulled Grundig radio out today and replaced rear Earth lead and replaced Neg battery cable, friend reminded me that when dropping motor, pinched lower set of ECU wires, popped both ecu plugs again and looked at all pins with endoscope camera, all good, battery on charge now, going to hook up tomorrow and check Negative to frame with meter. Fingers Crossed
  6. Hi, Mike here with the Bad Short. I took some pics of my Sam unit and posted them, was hoping you can take a look and tell me what you think. TY

  7. Took a few more pics, its very ripply where it opens up and then there's the holes
  8. Here is a pic of the ribbon wire in my sam, not sure if there should be actual holes in it. Car is driving me Bonkers. Thanks Mike
  9. I have put nothing aftermarket on my car except 3 years ago I took out the cigarette lighter and put a double usb plug in its place. The grundig radio did cut out at times but didn't bother me.I do have the old bare ground wire on the back from engine bay to motor
  10. Never heard of one, was going to try taking the ECU out and pulling it apart to check it. I guess I am trying everything before gutting my car and replacing main wiring harness,not even sure if that would fix it
  11. Everything looks great, I purchased a endoscope camera so I can see everything. I did crack open the sam and all things inside are all good, some little holes in ribbon wire, I am going to open up the E-box from Zytech and check that out when another problem occurs, I have had 3 keys for years and they all do nothing even with fresh batteries, no lock no unlock, can't take key away from dash, ZIP.
  12. Hi again, so my draw is back, took off red wire from battery that leads to Sam unit 12.6 volts still there when voltmeter is connected from neg battery terminal to frame ground bolt. Reattached sam unit wire and took all fuses out one at a time, still there, removed E-box and still there, drains new battery dead overnight.
  13. Ok, first things first, Thank You All, so it looks like the Alt rebuild place changed the regulator in my alt to a different regulator from the original one that was in my 450 from the start. The alternator was testing fine on the bench there, tested twice good in there shop but he came clean about replacing the Regulator with something different, put that alt in my 450 and it causes a dead short, went to the wrecker and bought one out of a 06 450, works perfect, no short. Engine out and in 6 times, very handy with my meter after checking every wire, know how to pop Sam and E-box and ECU now, also know how to contain anger and stress. Shop gave me my money back, became friends with wrecking yard.
  14. Thank You, that's a great Idea now that I looked up what that was. I am going to try and make a Diode wire first because I have just about checked every wire in that car with my meter. Thanks Mike
  15. Is it possible that I have a wire with a Diode in it that is blown. With the alt out and red and black leads from alt bolted together still 12v draw
  16. I have taken out the sam and ecu and have unplugged every plug I can find. I have removed the Alt and diconnected the starter. Still from my neg battery cable to ground nut on frame is 12.3volts. I love my car but ready to burn it. Any ideas will help
  17. So I pulled out the Sam unit and the ECU and starter the only thing I have not removed was the Alt but it was freshly rebuilt for 225$. Please help if any Idea
  18. Sorry I have a 2006 diesel
  19. So I have a 2006 Diesel, New Battery, freshly rebuilt Alternator, still dead in the morning when I go to start it, pulled out the Sam and cracked it open, all looked great and all the plugs looked great, there was a problem, when I put the Neg of the battery to the bolt on the frame it Sparks, it's like the whole frame is Energized. I have searched everywhere on the car for a hot wire touching the frame, none that I can see. Any ideas, before I get Dynamite
  20. Hi Guys, so I accidentally while jumpstarting my 450 diesel put the cables on wrong, only for a second. I have no dashlights now, checked all fuses, all good. What else should I be looking at. Thanks
  21. Hi, did all that, still no lights on dash. Checked all fuses whith meter and they all were good.I did not drop the Sam unit and check those though. Thanks Mike
  22. Hi, when looking up threads I am getting confused, I am in a jam trying to replace my water pump on my 2006 diesel smart but can only get at the 2 e-11 bolts on the bottom side of the pump, I have looked at other threads on club smart but none of the pics look anything like what I have going on, do I have to drop the motor to get at the rest and how the heck do I drop the motor if so, do I need lowering bolts and have to dismantle the whole undercarriage to replace this damn water pump, Please Help
  23. Hi Everyone, Back together, runs good, Please tell me where I can find the coolant temp sensor to remove and bleed system. Thanks Mike
  24. Thank You for all your time Mr Tolsen, where can I purchase the free wheeling alternator pulley, can I go to Napa and just ask for a freewheeling alternator pulley for my car or is this something from MB and was also wondering if I could use a torch on the water pump housing to try and get out two broken water pump bolts, after removing the water pump they are poking out about1/4 inch but wont budge and red locktight reminance is around them. Thanks Mike