Mjolinor

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  1. In case you strain it laughing at the result?
  2. I can't see it either. I suspect no one can. Hidden gems.
  3. This is what happens when you fart in a Smart car: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/264727284329126484/
  4. I sort of half seem to remember that there are vent holes behind the rear side windows. Probably my old manky memory playing tricks on me.
  5. Do not buy a C3 based Star system now. If you are sure you only want to do older cars then that is OK but it is not supported by more modern stuff. I gave £150 for my set up about 8 years ago I think. Mine is C3 based. If you want to learn about it then just buy the MUX and do a lot of reading / downloading. That is the way I did it and it is a pig to install but there is a sense of having achieved once you have installed it. Just one example from hundreds available. Not particularly recommended by me, just searched for: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005004572031165.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.21de1ab9y0BqlW&algo_pvid=6b054338-887a-407d-b68e-df6e128a2542&algo_exp_id=6b054338-887a-407d-b68e-df6e128a2542-4&pdp_ext_f={"sku_id"%3A"12000029673287123"}&pdp_npi=2%40dis!GBP!195.93!117.56!!!!!%400b0a01f816621866694865803e21cb!12000029673287123!sea&curPageLogUid=KdbnWd8SiP53 Be aware that it is an absolute pig to install if you decide to go down the "do it yourself" route.
  6. If you have a key where a button does not work then you can buy the switches off ebay. It costs maybe a ha'penny for a pack of 20 and they are easy to replace if you can solder.
  7. It is 433 MHz not 433 Hz. That needs to be correct and is different in different countries depending on the legal situation with radio frequencies.
  8. Make sure it is not in the opened position. They clip on and then you screw them to open the valve. If it is screwed already then you will not get it on. Cans of freezer spray are cheapest. They are R134a and cost a fraction of what air con gas costs because they have a different label on the tin, go figure.
  9. Unless the keys are somehow different on the wrong side of the pond of course.
  10. For a 2006 the keys are cheap. The 451 keys are a different story but the 450 key is simple. Any old second hand one can be programmed to your car with the right gear and it should cost you no more than £30 for someone to do that for you once you buy a used key off ebay. Talking electronics only there, not the physical key.
  11. There are two basic versions. The single board (PCB) and the dual board. The single boards are better. If you need it for a BMW then the single boards is a must. The reason is that they are cheap copies and most of the cheap ones do not use proper line driver chips for the CANBUS, this can lead to communication problems and certainly will do on BMW cars. They use a cheap resistor but on the single board models the board is made for the line driver and with a bit of soldering they can be replaced with the correct driver chip if needed.
  12. The newer version of Delphi come with a file to copy over, not a key generator. Much easier and at less than £40 they should be a must have for all Smart owners IMO.
  13. I think that those gearbox drive shaft seals are OEM only so if you do damage them it will double the cost of the job.