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  1. Marcie has a well deserved bath. She's spotless
  2. I feel your pain chopper, just had one and it just wouldnt shift.
  3. I have just finished installing a Kenwood DNX8220BT to Marcie, its been sat waiting for a while but now shes in. I need to tap into the forum knowledge base though. For some reason the underseat sub is not working. I reconnected the previous Smart unit and its fine, plug the Kenwood in and no dice. that tells me there is nothing wrong with the wiring, as it orks with the Smart unit. I have tried all the settings I can find on the Kenwood thinking its just a balance/fader thing as Marcie only has 2 door and 2 dash speakers, but still nothing. Can anyone help please. thanks
  4. Why is the bumper so much wider than the rest of the car?
  5. Hi all I have a set of 25mm lowering springs for sale, unused, still shiny and red... £50 set of 450 16" genuine Brabus wheels that are in need of a refurb, they are the diamond cut ones not the painted ones. The wheels have tyres but one rear tyre is totally shot and will need to be replaced. I have priced shipping within the UK and it comes to about £30, so im looking for £275 delivered.
  6. Today I installed an genuine arm rest to the drivers seat, most comfortable now.
  7. I was a little apprehensive but following advise I went for Avon ZZ5 205/40 rubber which is surprisingly compliant, yes the ride is a little harsher but it's certainly not jarring except over the deepest of holes which are usually seen and avoided. It is now also so much more stable and corners without going straight on.
  8. Apologies for the pic rotation, I'm not sure about these wheels...
  9. you like? they are the same design as 453 Brabus wheels.
  10. New wheels arrived today, just ordered the new Avon ZZR 205/40/17 for them, being fitted Friday. Much excitement
  11. pics or it didnt happen @Chopper
  12. yep, one fitted to the rear is shot so I had already bought 2 replacements. they are in need of a refurb which is why I bought them, as a winter project, to polish them back up.
  13. The bidet (rear wash wipe lol) decided it was not going to spray fluid. So checked the level first... all good, then squirted and saw a puddle around the offside rear. So after ripping out the rear wheel arch liner and finding nothing I found out there is a connection of both hose and cables accessable from the rear light bulb access, remade the pipe connection and all was restored. I did however have the rear wheel off and thought I would try a brabus wheel... Looked really great but as the et is -1 they stick out at least 25mm at the front of the tyre. So it looks like there's a set of brabus 16" alloys up for sale soon, I'm gutted
  14. Good news fella. Hopefully a years trouble-free motoring lies ahead..
  15. Phase 2 complete... Just phase 3 to go, doors and tailgate
  16. hmm could the cause be the engine insulation issue
  17. good catch, hopefully thats all it is
  18. Went to visit @tolsen today to see if he could activate my paddles, unfortunately this couldn't be don't but a big thanks Tolsen for trying to help a fellow smartie out. Very much appreciated :)
  19. Forgot to add a picture of the new colour...
  20. Ohhh, there's an offer, Many thanks, I will pm you.
  21. I have purchased a used flappy paddle wheel to replace my non paddle wheel. The new wheel is complete apart from the airbag. I have read many things about the steering angle sensor on the rear all of which say "do not rotate", but my concern is that it doesent rotate... The front has 3 clips to hold it to the frame, which are all present and correct, but if I hold the outer portion at the rear the only movement I get is from the clips moving in the frame. Im trying to avoid having to disasemble the wheel twice but cant decide if the angle sensor on the back of the replacement is any good. There is a line that has been drawn on whech lines up which was probably added when the wheel was removed from its previous car. can anyone shed any light?? thanks
  22. Fitted the rear panels, nice and orange Started to prep and paint fronts but it's slow so I installed a new (to me) flappy paddle steering wheel, just need it activating now.
  23. Yes, it's exactly the same. The airbag is swapped over and the wheel has been installed. Looks like im going to MB to get it activated though. Thanks for your help and you are just down the road too
  24. Hi Ttolsen, Many thanks for the info, it is a big help and has put my mind at ease somewhat. Wrt the continuity, which pins am I testing with? Thanks again
  25. A451s have been discontinued for quite a while now. If I could get one I would