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@  Kyle09TC : (14 November 2015 - 12:55 PM) had a previous problem like that. I pulled all the electrical connectors and used dielectric grease, and repaired a wire and all was good. also good to lubricate the clutch actuator while you're at it
@  cadillacman : (14 November 2015 - 06:19 AM) find info anout shift electronics problems at http://clubsmartcar....showtopic=24935
@  Mike T : (13 November 2015 - 10:34 PM) Probably chafed wiring near the intercooler scoop.
@  PAT : (13 November 2015 - 09:36 PM) Has anybody an idea of why the dash indicater of what gear you are in would go blank when stopping?? I had to restart the car to get it in gear again. I would like to know what the problem is.
@  Mike T : (12 November 2015 - 02:48 PM) I think Frank ("Alex") kind of lost his marbles towards the end.
@  aibo : (12 November 2015 - 01:09 PM) I think it was pretty good until the domain name issue. There were a couple attempts to "re-create" the community but without much success. I am glad that I found this group! The EV community is pretty small in Canada. Smart ED community is even smaller!
@  Mike T : (12 November 2015 - 12:44 PM) Woah that was a long time ago! It's better here.
@  marchanna : (12 November 2015 - 08:41 AM) Haha. Yup. It's a small world
@  aibo : (12 November 2015 - 07:35 AM) Hi everyone, I am new here but I do recognize some of names (e.g. Mike T, marchanna, etc) from the old old MB Canada forum(s)!


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#1 1960NSU

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:26 PM

Hi GUys: I have searched all over and to no avail I can't find any info on spare keys for the Smart. Mine only came with one key, and was hoping to get another one just incase we misplace the origional. I have somewhat gathered you have to get a new one from MB, am I going to have to take out a mortgage to get a new one?I seen some on the Smart-parts in the UK, the fob and key bit seperate but will they work or not?Wendy

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 01:01 PM

The fob will work (although it might need a battery), but MB needs to have it and your car for a while to program it to your car's specific security system..Someone else can probably help you with the cost of this and getting a new key cut. Having a spare is a good idea regardless, so if I were you, I would go ahead and get one.Ron :bike:

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#3 1960NSU

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:45 PM

So that may not work, as the ignition won't be in the smart car :o It will be in our resto NSU. I wonder how that would look, take the NSU with all the workings of a Smart in MB and ask them to code the key :lol: They wouldn't know where to start. Other question can the imobilizer be disarmed in any way? So a person could just use the metal part of the key and not the locking mechanism fob thing? Because I am not going to be using the power lock mechanism in the resto car. Hmmm what to doWendy

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:20 PM

The immobilizer resides deep in the "operating system" of the car. Probably in the ECU? I don't think there is any way to disable it. As you probably know, it self-immobilizes after about 5 minutes of off time (doesn't lock the doors, just won't start.)Do you know of Fast Eddy and Flying Tiger? He won't blink at the heart of a smart transplanted into a NSU. Bit of a drive to Richmond, though.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:50 PM

Module for the disabler is by the gear shift in the console - it sends a signal to the SAM telling it to start the car - so yeah you might be able to fool it - but if you want to retain it you can get extra key fobs - they are expensive and do require a star machine and access to Mercedes to do - so not sure Fast Eddy could do that or not - If you are stuck for a dealer willing to help Three Point Motors here in Victoria has gone above and beyond with some funky stuff for customers at times.Cheers,Cameron
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#6 1960NSU

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

Thanks guys for the info, the transplant should start in May, and I am hoping the key isn't going to get misplaced while the transission takes place. I think I may make a key chain for it out of something large and visible, so they can't lose it. :lol: I will contact Fast Eddy and see of he could work on it. Once the car is done, should be no problem to take it to Richmond, It will still be a Smart but in disguise. And I am sure he would like to see it.Wendy

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:57 AM

Sounds like you've got a work-around figured out.I'm not mechanically inclined, so I ordered a spare key from MB (Star Motors in Ottawa). It takes about 10 days for them to get the fob from their supplier. Then I had to bring the car and my existing key into the dealership for reprogramming. Although I had an appointment, it took 6 hours for the programming codes to arrive from some mysterious online source. (Is there an emoticon for "skepticism"?? LOL)After about 4 hours, I was given a loaner car. The financial cost was about $270.00 (parts and labour), and a long boring wait in the Customer Holding Tank.
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