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  1. The majority of owners are not comfortable disconnecting the throttle pedal, the speedo and playing with wiring. Back when the smart was first introduced I probably installed about 30 of these units because of that. Besides I'm sure that all that needs to be done is reprogramming the unit. Activating the smarts own cruise control requires a working star computer and the ability to generate tan codes, its not so easy.
  2. Note : I would not activate the Maxspeed/ theft protection mode
  3. Me bad, but we do have a Grimsby and a Bradford in Ontario
  4. Other owner didn't know that the engine is 800cc, the 700cc was not imported to Canada or the USA.
  5. Give me a day and I bet I could start your smart. However the towing charge would be prohibitive haha! I do have a good condition pulse for sale , but again I'm very far away!
  6. The unit needs to be reprogrammed, you need that light to go green, follow these instructions: Setup Before Using the cruise control, it needs to be configured for your preferences. Setup mode can only be engaged when the car is stationary and the engine is not running. When you first insert your key and turn it to position "1", you have a short opportunity to enter into one of the programming modes. Which mode you enter depends on the button you push as follows: Cancel/Mode button: Press and hold this button for approximately 10 seconds until the LED shines red or green and then let go. Pressing and releasing the Cancel/Mode button again will toggle between the red and green lights. Green: This is normal for Canadian standards. The cruise will not disengage when you use the accelerator pedal. That is, when you have the cruise set and you accelerate beyond the set speed and then let go of the accelerator pedal, the cruise will resume the previously set speed. Red: With this setting, when you use the accelerator pedal the cruise control (when activated) will be switched off completely. Once the desired setting is selected, remove the key and wait until the LED goes out before continuing. Continue/Plus switch: Rotate up and hold this switch for approximately 10 seconds until the LED flashes green and then let go. Note the sequence of flashes (1 flash then pause, or 2 flashes then pause, or 3 flashes then pause). Rotating up and releasing the Continue/Plus switch again will cycle through the three settings. One green flash: The cruise is set for a gas powered fortwo. Two green flashes: The cruise is set for a diesel powered fortwo. Three green flashes: The cruise is set for a smart roadster. Once the desired setting is selected, remove the key and wait until the LED goes out before continuing. Be sure to choose the correct version (don't think that setting it to Roadster will make your fortwo go faster!).Set/Minus switch (short):Rotate down and hold this switch for approximately 10 seconds until the LED shines red or green and then let go. Rotating up and releasing the Set/Minus switch again will toggle between the red and green lights. Green:This is the normal setting. The MaxSpeed feature (when activated) will stay on after using the brake. Red:The MaxSpeed feature (when activated) will be switched off upon using the brake. Once the desired setting is selected, remove the key and wait until the LED goes out before continuing. Set/Minus switch (long): Rotate down and hold this switch for approximately 20 seconds until the LED shines red and then let go. Note that after 10 seconds it will flash green as mentioned above - KEEP holding it until it shines red to enter this mode! This mode is used to set/change the TheftProtection code. With the LED shining red Enter the current 4-button code sequence (the factory setting is PLUS, PLUS, PLUS, PLUS or MINUS, MINUS, MINUS, MINUS depending on the software version). Once correctly entered, it moves to the next step. With the LED now shining yellow Enter your new 4-button code sequence. It can be any 4-button sequence using the Plus, Minus, and Mode buttons. Once entered, it moves to the next step. With the LED now shining green Re-Enter your new 4-button code sequence. If everything was entered correctly, the programming mode will automatically exit. Otherwise, you will start over at the beginning of this programming mode. Operation While Stopped: TheftProtection: With the key is in the ignition (or even a few seconds after the key has been removed), you can enter your 4-button sequence (see Setup section above) to engage or disengage the TheftProtection feature. The LED will shine red when the TheftProtection is engaged and will remain that way until it is disengaged with the proper code. After entering an incorrect code, 5 seconds must pass before another sequence is tried. Be CERTAIN you remember your code! There are 81 different combinations to try While Moving (over 25 kph) with the Cruise Control and MaxSpeed OFF Press Mode/Cancel button to turn the cruise control on. The LED will briefly flash orange and then will shine green to indicate the speed has been set and the cruise is active. You can now remove your foot from the accelerator pedal and your speed will be maintained (within the limits of the cruise control's ability). Press Set/Minus button to turn the MaxSpeed function on, preventing you from going faster than the current speed. The LED will shine red to indicate the speed has been set and MaxSpeed is active Press Continue/Plus button to turn the last-used mode (either cruise control or MaxSpeed) on and resume the last speed that was set (memory is cleared when the car is turned off). The LED will either shine green (cruise control) or red (MaxSpeed) to indicate the speed has been recalled and the function is active. While Moving (over 25 kph) with the Cruise Control ON Press Mode/Cancel button to turn the cruise control off. The LED will turn off. Press Continue/Plus button to increase the set cruising speed by 1kph (press several times or hold for greater increase). The LED will flash with each press. Press Set/Minus button to decrease the set cruising speed by 1kph (press several times or hold for greater decrease). The LED will flash with each press. Pressing the brake pedal, shifting to N or R, or falling below 25kph (for example a steep hill) will turn the cruise control off. While Moving (over 25 kph) with the MaxSpeed ON Press Mode/Cancel button to turn the MaxSpeed off. Press Continue/Plus button to increase maximum allowed speed by 1kph (press several times or hold for greater increase). Press Set/Minus button to decrease maximum allowed speed by 1kph (press several times or hold for greater decrease). The LED will flash red when you reach your set speed limit. Pressing the brake pedal (optional – can be programmed to ignore brake), shifting to N or R, or falling below 25kph (for example a steep hill) will turn MaxSpeed off. .................................... This is in the how to section - read this thread....http://clubsmartcar.com/index.php?/topic/9410-how-to-install-mdc-cruise-control/
  7. When you activate the cruise by pressing on the end of the stalk was there a light on the dash that indicated that the cruise was on? If the mechanic at CT pressed the end of the wiper stalk he could have activated a lock out feature that is unique to the MDC cruise control - this has happened to a number of people who have that unit.
  8. Do you press on the end of the wiper stalk to activate the cruise control? If so, you have the MDC unit.
  9. The aftermarket MDC cruise control could lock the accelerator The pedal is held to the floor by 4 10mm plastic nuts. The plug is at the back of the pedal. The wiring harness is taped to the back of the firewall. Remove that to make it easier to disconnect the plug.
  10. There is no light on the dash to show that cruise is activated.
  11. The dealers I've asked won't do it because the cruise control does not meet Transport Canada requirements - if they do it they are in violation of Canadian law.
  12. '' Cruise control is easy to add in the 450.'' Yes if you have an operating star computer that is able to generate tan codes - mine seems to have gremlins and works less than 1/2 the time. Plus you need to source the cruise/wiper arm from Europe because the dealers here won't sell them. If you can find one for less than $150 I'm all ears. '' There is a kit to make the A/C work '' That kit costs over $500 from Mercedes, plus the install - probably at least that amount in labour. Some smarts had that done for free as a goodwill gesture from the dealer.
  13. The 451's require premium fuel and don't get the mileage the diesels get. They also have a 5 speed tranny as opposed to the diesels 6. I also find the diesels seats to be more comfortable than the 451. That been said I know of a 451 member who had a long commute to work and put on close to 400,000 kms until the smart was written off from an accident.
  14. Welcome to the club! Are you having any specific problems? Common issues with the cdi's? front springs, clutch actuators, egr's, wiring issues, headlight replacement, alternators, bearings, injectors, did I miss any haha???