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@  smart65 : (19 August 2016 - 06:55 AM) Ours has auto though.
@  smart65 : (19 August 2016 - 06:54 AM) Good choice. We've had a similar model since July 2012. No regrets!
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:09 PM) no led lights or navigation screens.... oops....
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:08 PM) 2.0 litre, 155 hp, and thank goodness, no LED lights of van screens on the base model... cruise, stereo, info display, AC.... all I need! It's a wonder you can get something like this still.
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:06 PM) 65 cubic feet cargo room behind the front row with second row flat, a must for me now.....
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:05 PM) Gone is the Volvo V50 T5 FWD automatic.... I got $4500 trade, which with the tax savings got me $5040 of my $5500 total out of pocket on purchase and tax and repairs... not bad for a years driving.... the mazda has a 5 year UNLIMITED kms warranty on the powertrain.... and 3 years unlimited kms bumper to bumper.... unreal. Looks like it can do 6.0 on the highway, just anecdotally from the trip meter in the vehicle, but we'll see soon enough.
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:02 PM) Tuesday night, I spent about 5 hours on the net doing a bit more looking into new vehicles... and long story short, decided by 2 am Wednesday that I was likely to get a new Mazda CX-5 in FWD with a 6 speed manual.... Went into the dealer at 4 Wednesday and was done the deal by 6... picked up the dark grey base model at 1 pm today, and so far, I'm pretty impressed. Therefore, the k has become an m....
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 08:54 PM) but we've read about this issue before!!!
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 08:53 PM) what the heck???? how do they screw that up? bad
@  Mike T : (18 August 2016 - 06:42 PM) oh man
@  Surturiel : (18 August 2016 - 10:21 AM) (but they asked to send them the bill, so they will refund me)
@  Surturiel : (18 August 2016 - 10:20 AM) now I need to fix my front fender that they broke because they put the rear wheels on the right and the front ones on the left...
@  Surturiel : (18 August 2016 - 10:19 AM) the guys at kaltire paid me 40 for all of them T.T
@  Surturiel : (18 August 2016 - 10:19 AM) I had to leave them behind, Mike T. nowhere to put them...
@  cadillacman : (15 August 2016 - 04:49 PM) or go to http://clubsmartcar....showtopic=28124
@  cadillacman : (15 August 2016 - 04:49 PM) pick any topic on this forum and then replace the topic # at then end of the url
@  moi : (15 August 2016 - 12:51 PM) this website and,I are not getting along at all...methinks I am just not good with computers. LOL. I need a tutor or something.
@  moi : (15 August 2016 - 12:50 PM) how do I look up topic 28124?
@  moi : (15 August 2016 - 12:50 PM) Cadillacman
@  Mike T : (14 August 2016 - 06:05 PM) glad you made it.
@  Mike T : (14 August 2016 - 06:05 PM) Left near Dryden?
@  Mike T : (14 August 2016 - 06:05 PM) What did you do with the three good tires you had before?
@  Surturiel : (14 August 2016 - 11:36 AM) Unfortunately I bought them from Kaltire, and though they replace them no questions asked, the nearest store is in Ontario...
@  Surturiel : (14 August 2016 - 11:35 AM) Now I need to replace the intercooler and find a way to trade these 185/60s...
@  Surturiel : (14 August 2016 - 11:34 AM) So, we (me and the car) survived the trip! I'm in Halifax!
@  Surturiel : (14 August 2016 - 11:34 AM) Hey, people
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 11:27 AM) Consider it done!! Membership is inexpensive and and I am way below novice. Love the car very much but am too inexperienced to deal with these things.
@  cadillacman : (14 August 2016 - 08:00 AM) see topic 28124 on this forum
@  cadillacman : (14 August 2016 - 07:54 AM) smartest tool you can purchase at this point is a membership to http://www.evilution.co.uk/
@  Mike T : (14 August 2016 - 07:49 AM) Unscrew the SAM from the front edge of the dash - T-10. Then it's easier to pull the whole thing down and get at the top side where all the connectors are. They're all labelled, molded into the SAM casing. N11-3 with the brown plug.
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 07:43 AM) PS...I gotta read up on how one discerns which 'connector' is the right one...I imagine there is something already on the forum to show how to identify each connector.
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 07:40 AM) You guys are much appreciated by this pure amateur.
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 07:39 AM) I wish someone knowledgeable lived closer to Owen Sound..
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 07:38 AM) It's interesting that when I started to remove the cardboard cover that hides the SAM the actual unit was already unclipped and dangling...the dealer I got it from must have been monkeying about in there. The thing cranks rapidly but won't start and there is no fuel pump sound.
@  Mike T : (13 August 2016 - 10:07 AM) Yes I should have! oops
@  cadillacman : (13 August 2016 - 09:54 AM) I think Mike should have said N11-3
@  Mike T : (13 August 2016 - 09:54 AM) For clarity, what I called "connector" below in the first post is actually the whole plug or plug head (brown plastic) but elsewhere it means the single electrical contact within the plug.
@  Mike T : (13 August 2016 - 09:29 AM) With respect to replacing the plug head, the plastic bit will be enough but if the corrosion or heat damage on the female connector is too bad you can replace that single connector.
@  Mike T : (13 August 2016 - 09:28 AM) Take out the N-11-2 connector and look for melting. If there is melting, if you are lucky replacing the plug head (repair kit available from Mercedes) will revive the SAM. And that plus both headlight circuits require an external relay to protect the SAM. There are threads in the operations and maintenance forum about this.
@  moi : (13 August 2016 - 09:10 AM) PS....so...how does one clean those "plugs"? Spray? Sandpaper? Mini wire brush? Shotgun?? Just kidding on hat one....maybe.
@  moi : (13 August 2016 - 09:08 AM) Mike T. Thanks very much for the comeback. My little Smart Passion will crank over vigorously but NO sound of the fuel pump running. Methinks it is time for me and "Sam" to have a visit....
@  smartzuum : (12 August 2016 - 09:26 PM) Last chance on canada1 at $6500 before I roll it over 100km soon.... :) If you are quick, you can do the honour!
@  Mike T : (12 August 2016 - 07:32 PM) plugs. Little captive connectors.
@  moi : (12 August 2016 - 08:47 AM) I have not looked at the unit itself but wonder what the connectors look like. Plug ins? Spades?
@  moi : (12 August 2016 - 08:45 AM) You advised that you cleaned the connections on the SAM unit...how did you go about it please?
@  moi : (12 August 2016 - 08:43 AM) Dank1945
@  Surturiel : (11 August 2016 - 10:03 AM) (Eddie's flash and losing turbo pressure=richer, not complete burn, I guess...)
@  Surturiel : (11 August 2016 - 10:01 AM) Ah, and because of the hole in the intercooler, the car is running richer and puffing smoke every once and a while (it never did before)
@  Surturiel : (11 August 2016 - 09:59 AM) On the plus side, the tires are taller, and a lot softer than the ecoContacts...
@  Surturiel : (11 August 2016 - 09:57 AM) Like, one week using that tire...

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#1 KAG

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 03:19 PM

It stays on until you lock the car...any suggestions how to get it to turn off? This started last week and I have tried everything I can think of but that isn't saying much... :biglaugh:
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#2 Speedie

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 04:02 PM

Not to overstate the obvious - but did you manage to bump the console switch into the on position?Cheers,Cameron
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Posted 30 August 2007 - 04:06 PM

Mine always stays on until I lock the car, or leave it for a while (a minute or something like that).Even if you leave a door open, it actually goes off after some period of time (5 minutes?)Later! Dang
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#4 crankin

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 04:58 PM

I got a more obvious question. How do you get it to come on without opening the door? I tried the centre button below the radio but nothing.
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#5 Little Red Riding Hood

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:08 PM

I have the opposite problem
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#6 I M SMRT

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 06:23 PM

Im pretty sure mine stays on for a few after closing the door...and fades when you lock it. it comes on when you double lock and turn on the follow home feature.
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#7 KAG

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 12:43 PM

I tried to turn it off Cameron but no diff, thanks tho... :biglaugh:

I have also waited because it used to turn off after a while without locking the doors, now, not so much, have to lock it to shut it off. :dunno:

B service soon, will inquire if it is still happeneing.
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#8 I M SMRT

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 01:07 PM

is it a regular bulb or an led?
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#9 KAG

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 02:16 PM

Regular...
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#10 I M SMRT

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 09:08 PM

did you try kicking it? :cheeky:tailgate/roof latches are latched properly?
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#11 KAG

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:44 AM

did you try kicking it? :cheeky:

Of course!! That was the first thing I tried!!! :cheeky:

tailgate/roof latches are latched properly?

Yup, that was the second thing I tried :biglaugh:
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#12 Speedie

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:33 PM

Have you tried kicking Sean? Worth a shot - :biglaugh: Cheers,Cameron
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:02 PM

HA!
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Posted 01 September 2007 - 08:23 PM

Or there is always the old addageIf in doubt use a hammer.The bigger the doubt,The bigger the hammer. :encore:
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