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  1. Hope the community can help me with this puzzling issue. Here's a video of it trying to start: Just bought this 05 diesel Smart a couple of days ago. It started fine (must've started it over 20 times with no issues) and drove fine. Brought it home and the next day it wouldn't start. 2 days later it still refuses to fire up. Seller did warn me about this but in his case it would fire up occasionally, sometimes after 3 tries, sometimes it wouldn't start at all. Car had been parked in his garage for over 2 years. Took the chance as I got a good deal on it (or so I thought) and now this issue. He put a new starter in it in the spring. It has a full tank of diesel. Don't think it's bad glow plugs as it's summer and hot outside. I replaced the 10A the fuse no. 16 (as some claim this fixed their issue) and still no go. Now I see the wrench icon blinking on the dash, something that wasn't there 2 days ago. I have pressed the brake pedal, put it in gear, back to neutral and it cranks for about 3 to 4 seconds then stops. I also see that there's a yellow warning light (right beside the seat belt warning light) that resembles a gas pump or something. Suppose this is related but not having the owners manual I have no idea what that warning light means. Anyone seen anything like this or know where I could start to look? Again, this car run so well the previous day that I didn't think it would be this bad an issue. But having a car that I spent money insuring and plated not starting is no fun. Appreciate any feedback/suggestions.