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Everything posted by jwight

  1. You would have better luck with a local shop that does a lot of Mercedes work and has a Star machine, but don't expect much expertise on any smart version.
  2. Since Mercedes-Benz never imported the diesels into the U.S. the American dealers have no obligation to know anything about them or to service them.
  3. I've been following this from the original version (since replaced by what you see above.) As yet, no indication they intend to offer it in North America.
  4. Thanks and the same to everyone! 2021 has got to be better....
  5. You might want to check this connector for the Mhd unit (subscription required): https://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?menu=engine&mod=803 The thread shows the repair wiring loom from smart.
  6. Does the same thing happen with the Mhd disabled/off?
  7. If it matters, smart pulled out of the USA and Canada last year and the entire BAP program apparently went with it. Once the ED/EQs are sold on the used market BAP seems to be a non-issue, and so far nobody has reported having a battery "repossessed" for failure to continue BAP payments. Just my .02.
  8. 451 models like yours don't have an e box, they have a SAM. If you don't have one already, get a subscription to Evilution and do some searching - the site is a wealth of smart car information.
  9. Battery is OK, good solid 12+ volts? Need to check grounding points as a start - smarts are sensitive to any electrical faults. The ESP codes might be a bad reluctor ring - but that shouldn't keep the car from starting. Any changes since the last time the car started normally?
  10. This is not a widespread problem in the world of smart cars (although the early 453s did have an issue due to the tank design). My guess is the sending unit is/has failing/failed.
  11. Yes, you have to remove the tank to replace the sending unit.
  12. It's going to be awhile...
  13. You didn't mention the year of the car but as long as it's the earlier Radio 9 or 10 there's no code.
  14. Evilution mentions the possibility of a bad connector on the alternator: https://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?menu=engine&mod=803 Well worth a subscription to the site for all the useful smart info.
  15. Here are some SCoA threads on stuck keys: https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/threads/please-help-key-is-stuck.48357/ https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/threads/key-stuck-in-ignition.48148/ https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/threads/key-is-stuck-in-ignition.3862/
  16. It's an Oil Pressure Sending Unit - Smart (001-153-06-32) according to Mercedes....
  17. Ohio April Fools X Can-Am smart rally, 6-8 April 2018 Place holder for now. Mark your calendars!
  18. That's exactly what it is on the 451.
  19. Thanks!
  20. The $6K pure is well equipped for a base model car, but they are asking too much IMHO. That's the one I'd pick. You can get the VIN of whichever car you decide on and have a Mercedes/smart dealer check it for service history and any other issues. Make sure she gets to test drive the car for more than just around the block - some people are put off by the way the car shifts and its reaction to the wind at highway speeds.
  21. From a post on SCoA: No guarantee that will work but worth a try. You can also take a look at System Settings in the radio: press Extras in the main menu, press Options in the Extras menu, then press System Setting in the General Settings menu.
  22. Here are a couple of photos; it's covered by the undertray.
  23. I think the experts are posting on this SCoA thread. There are some pretty knowledgeable EV owners there who are discussing a similar issue: https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/threads/when-plugging-in-to-charger-dashboard-changes-to-plug-icon-and-says-ready-to-charge-but-doesnt-start-charging.156653/#post-1685432
  24. I think we get it..... is the 12v battery fully charged? Not saying this is your issue, but it makes for interesting reading: https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/threads/smart-ed-bricking-time-for-a-class-action-lawsuit.156071/page-3#post-1685401