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Smart 450 activate softtouch

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Hi

 

i have smart 450 pulse 2002 cdi

 

i installed softtouch gear shifter.

 

can someone tell me how to avtivate softtouch option so can have fully automatic drive.

 

regards

igor

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I think you need a STAR machine or dealership...sorry to say....good luck....I personally do not use my auto, it wants to shift too high in the RPM band for my liking....to each their own....

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I can code auto for a pint of good ale but you will need to bring your Smart over here. 

 

As already stated you need a Star machine to do it. 

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Hey....is there a way to reprogram at what RPMs it shifts at with the STAR also...?   If you can, I'll be all over that!   I would actually use it then....and I'd let the wife use it in auto as she demands it must be used....lazy bugger she is!...lol

 

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Willys

Can you program a speed limiter for your wife? 😉😉  Probably more important than her using the Auto.

 

Nigel

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She doesn't want to watch the tach to see when to shift as she won't get it right imho....and will bugger it up anyway, so she wants to have auto and that thing wants to shift at 4500 or something rediculous!   May as well just drill a hole in the block and wreck it that way than allow it to keep reving that high imho!

 

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Mine shifts at 2500 one to two and about 3000 for the rest under light throttle. 

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3 hours ago, Willys said:

Hey....is there a way to reprogram at what RPMs it shifts at with the STAR also...?   If you can, I'll be all over that!   I would actually use it then....and I'd let the wife use it in auto as she demands it must be used....lazy bugger she is!...lol

 

 

As LooseLugNuts mentioned, try a remap.  In auto mode ( which I rarely use anyway ) the car shifts about 500 RPM lower than stock under the same type of acceleration.  Obviously, the harder you press on the "go" pedal, the higher the revs will be before it shifts until it reaches the limiter.

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Not all remaps adjust softouch shifting points - for example, Flying Tiger's doesn't.  Which is fine by me, it's rarely used, only in huge cities, which we rarely go to.

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Willys

Next time I see you drive mine and compare.   Also I believe tolsen said you can change the settings in Star so the car defaults to Auto rather than Manual.
 

Nigel

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1 hour ago, Nigel said:

Willys

Next time I see you drive mine and compare.   Also I believe tolsen said you can change the settings in Star so the car defaults to Auto rather than Manual.
 

Nigel

OK can do, ....default to auto rather than manual so you hit button to get into standard mode not auto?  I'll have to try the star and see what it says, but I don't want to upset any tune put into car if the star defaults it back to stock by hitting the default button...?  I think I have seen this part of the STAR and thought best leave well enough alone.

 

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17 hours ago, Willys said:

She doesn't want to watch the tach to see when to shift as she won't get it right imho....and will bugger it up anyway, so she wants to have auto and that thing wants to shift at 4500 or something rediculous!   May as well just drill a hole in the block and wreck it that way than allow it to keep reving that high imho!

 

My Smart doesn't have the auto shift button on the shifter and it will still upshitt on it's own around the 4200-4500 RPM mark.

I've also noticed you can't upstift a gear if you're going to slow.

My parts car has the auto shift knob but I'm not going to install it I prefer manual transmission over automatics any day.

I drove Toronto for 11 yrs doing deliveries in 3 different manual trans cars averaging 500 km daily.

My K car wagon 2.2l was still running at 850,000 kms but the body was falling apart.

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I too also love a stick shift vehicle...I like being in control of the power........automatic vehicles constantly want to push.....I also did deliveries in a city, Ottawa for numerous years.....basically racing around all day long working on commission......Datsun 510 was my weapon of choice...lol...yep a few decades ago now.
Yes I know the car's computer will over ride your shifting to protect it'self, good thing really.   The wife can and did drive stick for decades also but now is tired of it after one auto vehicle....she's 60 this coming year so she's earned it I guess...lol  Besides she doesn't want to drive the Smart any way, unless forced to if I have her vehicle....lol....and then it would be only in an emergency basis type thing.  She says nothing is that important that she needs to drive it and will wait for her car to come home...lol.
I would like to get the shift limits lowered in auto from what i remember them to be as I normally shift around the 2000-2500 range not the limits.   I drive for fuel numbers now a days not speed or needing to get somewhere in a hurry.   80 MPGs is easy for me to maintain, and I like it...lol

 

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2 hours ago, BWM said:

My K car wagon 2.2l was still running at 850,000 kms but the body was falling apart

 

4 speed floor shift or 5 speed console?

 

i drove a kcar in my highschool years that was the most basic model 4 speed floor shift...am radio,no vents only defrost and floor...no rear defrost and it had the front bench...ive never seen another one like it

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2 hours ago, LooseLugNuts said:

 

4 speed floor shift or 5 speed console?

 

i drove a kcar in my highschool years that was the most basic model 4 speed floor shift...am radio,no vents only defrost and floor...no rear defrost and it had the front bench...ive never seen another one like it

Was a basic wagon 4 on the floor.

Had a bench when I got it but changed it for a pair of aftermarket pillow back captain chairs out of a conversion van and changed the steering wheel from an Omni as it had a deeper center getting the wheel in a much more comforting position.

When you spend 10+ hours a day everyday you want to be comfy as possible.

 

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