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  1. Hi All! Just purchased my wheels before xmas, and this among other queries has helped me with a couple of fixes so far! Got 65,000 miles on the clock, service record last shows a service in 2015 at 55,000. 1 spanner service symbol showing, with a number of 511, which is gradually rising? is this the number of 'hours' past the last service? Local Merc dealer has a service package offer available, which sounds interesting, as payments are monthly and can include two services. Not sure my regular mechanic would relish working on this, or has worked on any before. So, I'd expect to be having to pay more than normal for a service anyway. So, tempted on this, as hopefully they'll point out any issues I should be aware of before the MOT is due in March. 1st issue I had to deal with..... The drivers door handle started playing up. Not opening... and then occasionally doing so. I had to resort to buying a spare handle & cable, and drilling the handle off the door as even with the magic hook I wasn't able to trigger the door opening. Turns out there is a lot of gunk on the lock too, and the issue was the white plastic retaining clip for cable was a little broken and had become partially detached. Cleaned the locking/catch mechanism out, and fitted replacement handle. Door closes and opens fine, just needs a little work on tighening the hinges or adjust the catch, as the door may have dropped a little and is not closing cleanly. Issues to tackle: Interior courtesy light.... there does not appear to be power going to this? Checked fuses... Light Button..... maybe related to above. It was detached when I bought it, and the corresponding plug didn't fit very well, requiring a slight adjustment. Now, the light switch is always lit when the lights are on, and the 'switch' part of it does nothing. Condensation on interior of headlights. Think that may need me to gird my loins on.... :/ Roof needs de-greening. Far too much moss/mould/lichen. I've got some protex clean and protect, just need a milder day to do it. Rear screen has a couple of holes. so maybe considering a replacement, otherwise got some good tape that seems to be working to keep the rain out.
  2. Hi Guys Not sure I've come upon the right forum but here goes, I am in the Channel Islands, Jersey to be exact (thats the united kingdom not the USA) I have a Smart 650Cabrio 2002 and the roof is twisted and the motor gears shot, the repair will cost upwards of $1,000 US so i purchased a complete car with a good roof but with the front written off for $400US and intend to rob the roof and use it on my everyday car....I cannot get the roof off the donor car as the rear fitting is nothing like any of the ones on any of the forums Ive seen on line. Does anyone know how this roof come off the rear roof fitting (as I wish to use it I don't want to damage it in the removal process. Many Thanks in anticipation Micky T
  3. I have a 2009 Passion Cabrio and I've been getting a rattling sound from somewhere around the left side of the steering wheel, inside the dash I think. It's not like a loose screw that rattles a little in its socket, but a loud intermittent buzzing sound that happens at any speed (but more so at the higher speeds). I checked to see if it was a window rattling, or something to do with the convertible top, or even something in the door pockets, but nothing checks out. It sounds like it's inside the dash panel on the left of the steering wheel. Does anyone know what this could be, and if it's serious? I'd appreciate any input you can come up with. Thanks in advance!
  4. Thank you all so much for your help in that previous one! I’m still finding some new things out about how the car was treated by its previous owners and I hope to get her to 100% soon. The transmission in this cab is now shifting like the coupe (also was a rescue) which is good. Now that the weather is no longer miserable, I swapped the daily 451 for the 450 cab again. So, some minor issue with the roof is that it seems to struggle fully closing through the first stage. The tracks are extremely dry, so I’m going to lube those (the proper way). But first I want to trash the current side rails. They’re in bad shape with torn seals and multiplying rust. The bigger issue is that I cannot get the second stage to drop. The roof makes it all the way back to the second stage, but it just won’t drop. I can hear the motor attempt to do it, but no movement. I’m not familiar with the cabrio mechanisms. Is there a lock or something that keeps the second stage from dropping? If I locate the crank and where to stick it, should I be able to manually work it down? I’ve read a couple threads on here where somehow that ended being the solution...lube then cycling the roof a few times (with manual cranking to assist) to spread it around.
  5. Hi all, Thought I'd start this thread since most of the rear window threads I've found are about shops in GTA or vancouver. So I've been driving with a big hole in my rear window for almost a year now. I just couldn't bring myself to pay the 1000$ to repair it, which is the price I got from everyone I called. Until the other day, when I was stuck in traffic, a guy comes up to my window and gives me his card and tells me to call him tomorrow to fix my window. Quotes me 350$ to replace it. Best price I've gotten locally so far. Now I haven't repaired it yet, since I have to leave my car there for the day, so I can't comment on the quality. But I did visit the shop and it seemed like good work was being done there. I hope this helps out some people in the montreal area cause I know I had a time finding someone. Here's the shop info: Automobilia - 1242 Boulevard Marcel-Laurin, Saint-Laurent, QC H4R
  6. 2016 Smart Fortwo Cabrio – Official

    From the article: The countdown has started for the new fortwo cabrio, a particularly iconic variant of the new model series. The open-top two- seater will have its world premiere in September at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt. The new smart cabrio will launch in the United States in early summer of 2016. Photos and article - 2016 Smart Fortwo Cabrio – Official .