ronecc

Drivers interior handle

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Hi. I have joined because my grand daughter  has a Smart Forfour. Recently had starting problems, so I have cleaned the terminals and lubed them with Coppaslip. The drivers door interior handle will now not open the door. Is this an electrical operation or cable and it is just a coincidence it could have snapped. She has told me it did not make any sounds or feel different, it just would not open the door. Any ideas would help.

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Welcome to the site.

As far as I know the smarts used cable for all the door pulls.

Her problem could be a cable broke which can happen without prior warning.

If the door opens from the outside then the electric locks are most likely working.

Door panels are easy to get off with the door open and if it's the cable it's an easy repair.

You don't say what yr it is which can make a difference between models for a majority of repairs.

The cable issue has been discussed a number of times on the repair forums for the different basic models.

Go to the forum that relates to her model ie " Operation and Maintenance: 450 Model, 2005-2006" or other yrs click on it and do a search for door cables.

as I see you are in the UK, you guys had smarts before we got them over here in Canada but the earlier models were 450's IIRC.

Again welcome to the site it's a great resource for these smart cars even though it's more geared for the cars imported here.

 

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Cheers BMW.

I will have a search. Her Smart is a 2016 Forfour. There is very little info anywhere on the Forfour for some reason.

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40 minutes ago, ronecc said:

Cheers BMW.

I will have a search. Her Smart is a 2016 Forfour. There is very little info anywhere on the Forfour for some reason.

 

Try Evilution.  There's a fee but well worth it for any smart owner.  He's adding more 453 info all the time.  The drivers door is the same on the 453 fortwo and forfour. :)

 

Do the rest of the doors open normally?  There's something called "Superlock" only on UK cars - it's enabled from the key fob and keeps the interior handles from opening the doors.  If it's enabled it may take a trip to the dealer to turn it off.

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