Tedder

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  1. Hey Gang. I recently replaced a headlight bulb, and checked out the front bumper for a 2nd hole for a towing eye while I was in there. My '06 450 does NOT have a 2nd hole for a towing eye. Not a big disappointment, as I can easily hook my tie-down straps under the front end. I have not checked out any wreckers yet for another eye for the back, but probably will in the spring (before fishing season).
  2. Hi again. After I drained and dried the battery well, the door ajar problem cleared up. And since we've had a few days of mild weather I didn't need to run A/C, so it stayed resolved. Temporarily, at least. Today we drove to Aylmer and back (3-4 hours) in mega heat, full A/C. And the door ajar business started when we were almost home. When I checked, I had over an inch of water in the battery well. Two questions/issues: 1. I recall a comment about a drain for the battery well. Can I just open that to drain it? Can I leave it open? What will be the problem then? 2. Where does the A/C drain go wrong? And how can I re-route, clear or whatever I need to do to sort that out? At least temporarily, until I can fix the connector in there as LooseLugNuts suggested for a more permanent solution.
  3. I haul a canoe on my 06 Fourtwo, and am looking for another towing eye to tie down on the rear end. I'm in Brockville, so can pick up in eastern Ontario, or pay for shipping. Tedder
  4. Hi again. I pulled up the passenger side floor today. The E-Box was relocated on the firewall, and was clean. I had approx 3/4 inch of water in the battery well. I siphoned, sponged and then left a hair dryer running on it all day, till the foam rubber dried out. Thanks, LooseLugNuts for the next step. I'll try that later. I'm going fishing tomorrow, so that day is gone. I'll be on the road enough to determine if my door ajar problem is still there. BTW, I'm looking for a second towing loop. I haul a canoe on my smart, and have a dickens of a time finding a good place to anchor a tie-down strap under the rear. I figure if I can get another towing loop, those will be my tie-down points. My next option is to dill a hole in each of those massive cylinders in the rear suspension. I wish I had two holes in the front... then I'd be looking for two more loops. I tried home depot and CTC for a large metric bolt, but neither had that big. If anyone is willing to part with a towing loop, pls let me know. Thanks Tolsen for the info on the fuel filter. How would I have known? Actually, when I had the bottom panel off and discovered there was no fuel filter in front of the passenger rear wheel arch, i did look around to see if there was anything anywhere else; and I didn't see anything. Can you post a photo of the water separator, and give some info on how to drain it?
  5. Hi again. I pulled up the passenger side floor today. The E-Box was relocated on the firewall, and was clean. I had approx 3/4 inch of water in the battery well. I siphoned, sponged and then left a hair dryer running on it all day, till the foam rubber dried out. Thanks, LooseLugNuts for the next step. I'll try that later. I'm going fishing tomorrow, so that day is gone. I'll be on the road enough to determine if my door ajar problem is still there. BTW, I'm looking for a second towing loop. I haul a canoe on my smart, and have a dickens of a time finding a good place to anchor a tie-down strap under the rear. I figure if I can get another towing loop, those will be my tie-down points. My next option is to dill a hole in each of those massive cylinders in the rear suspension. I wish I had two holes in the front... then I'd be looking for two more loops. I tried home depot and CTC for a large metric bolt, but neither had that big. If anyone is willing to part with a towing loop, pls let me know.
  6. Hey guys. I'm new to the forum; just signed up. I am responding to the E-box thing. I have a 2006 cdi. I am having the door ajar problem. Then my water separator light came on. Not knowing about the E-box issue, I didn't see a relation. I checked Evilution to figure out what the heck a water separator is. As best I can tell it's actually just a fuel filter. I ordered a replacement, went to install it, and was amazed to discover that my Smart did not have a fuel filter at all. It was obviously there at one time, but had been removed and a coupling added in its place. I cut the coupling out, installed my new filter, and sure enough, the wat sep light is out. But I still have the door ajar thing going. I'm going to pull the E-box and check it out. With the TSB, I'm wondering if this was a factory fix for the life of the car, or only until the warranty runs out. I hope to check to see if my Smart has had the fix or not.