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@  Leadwing : (02 May 2015 - 08:03 PM) When I click the new content tab and get new members, it has always been because the new member has joined before any actual 'new content' has been added. In other words, the program seems to be reading the addition of new members as new content.
@  dmoonen : (01 May 2015 - 07:58 PM) Its a random occurrence
@  dmoonen : (01 May 2015 - 07:57 PM) No the new members tab was never pressed. I usually go to the home page log in then click the new content and kapow newbies fresh from the inter web's.
@  FlossyTheSmart : (30 April 2015 - 07:36 PM) Th3Guardian - Yes! Make a thread and make it happen! Weather is getting good now!
@  FlossyTheSmart : (30 April 2015 - 07:36 PM) Dillen, on the left side of the "View new Content" page, ensure that "Forums" is selected under the "By Content Type" section instead of "Members".
@  turbomar : (30 April 2015 - 07:23 PM) Count me in!
@  Th3Guardian : (30 April 2015 - 10:26 AM) Attention all Ottawa owners, I'd anyone interested in doing a cruise night in the near future?
@  dmoonen : (30 April 2015 - 10:19 AM) Happens on my all my computers with different browsers
@  dmoonen : (30 April 2015 - 10:17 AM) Does anyone else have this. When I click "View New Cotent" I sometimes get a the new members page
@  jwight : (29 April 2015 - 06:39 AM) Yay! Thanks Max.
@  Huronlad : (29 April 2015 - 06:30 AM) That's the good stuff!  Thanks Max.
@  FlossyTheSmart : (29 April 2015 - 06:05 AM) I think everything is fixed now. If you see any lingering issues, let me know via a PM or the shoutbox!
@  Huronlad : (29 April 2015 - 05:18 AM) CsC withdrawl is no fun at all.
@  jwight : (29 April 2015 - 02:55 AM) Getting those messages when I try to view new content - ???
@  jwight : (29 April 2015 - 02:54 AM) "There appears to be a error with the database"
@  jwight : (29 April 2015 - 02:54 AM) clubsmartcar.com Driver Error
@  Mike T : (27 April 2015 - 06:59 PM) comatose box is more like it
@  marchanna : (27 April 2015 - 05:59 PM) Maybe a peaceful contemplation box
@  Mike T : (27 April 2015 - 05:05 PM) How about the Gabbo Box?
@  Mike T : (27 April 2015 - 04:43 PM) MAYBE IT SHOULDN'T BE CALLED A SHOUT BOX
@  marchanna : (27 April 2015 - 03:46 PM) I'm glad we're making productive use of the shout box
@  marchanna : (27 April 2015 - 04:58 AM) 404 PAGE NOT FOUND
@  GoFaster : (26 April 2015 - 05:33 PM) Error
@  FlossyTheSmart : (25 April 2015 - 07:21 PM) 44 6f 6e 27 74 20 77 6f 72 72 79 2c 20 49 27 6d 20 68 65 72 65 20 74 6f 20 68 65 6c 70
@  Mike T : (25 April 2015 - 07:07 PM) 01101000 01100101 01101100 01110000 00100000 01101101 01100101 00100000 01001001 00100000 01100001 01101110 00100000 01110011 01110100 01110101 01100011 01101011 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100001 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01110000 01110101 01110100 01100101 01110010
@  Mike T : (25 April 2015 - 09:39 AM) 654321
@  turbomar : (25 April 2015 - 06:45 AM) 262344
@  marchanna : (25 April 2015 - 05:23 AM) 225226
@  Dennis M : (24 April 2015 - 01:47 PM) 224223
@  marchanna : (21 April 2015 - 04:52 PM) that should fill a little space
@  marchanna : (21 April 2015 - 04:52 PM)
@  marchanna : (21 April 2015 - 03:51 PM) Just thought I would get things going again.
@  Francesco : (21 April 2015 - 03:50 PM) Hehe yeah I'm getting kind of tired of seeing my comment there that reminds me how addle-pated I'm getting.
@  marchanna : (21 April 2015 - 03:40 PM) Beep beep

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#1 dbrimmer

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:09 PM

Hi Guys!I have something weird with my smart passion.. I noticed that the UJ of the steering column was due so I dismantled the subframe and changed it. During the process I lubricated steering rack and replaced the ball joints as well. I installed subframe etc etc and also dashboard and battery as I had to remove them.Got on the driver seat and turned the key to ignition. There was a beep and the display showed a key sign... no start. turned off and on again, and no start. with the third time with both doors closed as initially I had passengers door open it started normaly! already something weird as normally it would start with an open door.More to come...I decided to go for a test ride! steering felt great. No knocking, but after a while the ABS and Traction control sign came on! turned off and on again for a couple of times but without any success.. Warning lights still on.Meanwhile I gathered spread tools in the garage and decided to put it in garage so that tomorrow I could investigate what's wrong. Pull down the handbreak with engine started and now the handbreak light remains on! it remained always on irrelevant if its up or downBy the way I tried the brakes to see if ABS works and nope!! No ABS..What could have gone wrong? Actually I didn't touch any sensors or electrical parts apart from battery! Is there a Reset or something when battery is disconnected and connected again after 4 days?I appreciate the help and comments you'll post..Thanks again,Daniel

#2 Alex

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:33 PM

Steering wheel angle sensor. The control systems need to know the angle of the steering to know how much difference in wheel speeds to expect. The steering wheel probably got turned a bit with the UJ off, and it's now out of position.Handbrake light is not just the handbrake, any braking system fault will set it off. No specific idea.

#3 CANMAN

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

Hi Daniel, What you are describing here sounds like the immobilizer. Just press the unlock button on the key with the ignition in the off position to reset it.

Got on the driver seat and turned the key to ignition. There was a beep and the display showed a key sign... no start. turned off and on again, and no start. with the third time with both doors closed as initially I had passengers door open it started normaly! already something weird as normally it would start with an open door.

As to your other problem with the ABS it sounds like a classic case of a cracked reluctor ring on one of the rear wheels ( the flat metal disk with the toothed notches behind the brake drum). I am confused as to why it just started when you did the steering repair. You said you removed the dashboard, perhaps you forgot to hook up a connector somewhere? Canman
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#4 dbrimmer

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:06 PM

Steering wheel angle sensor. The control systems need to know the angle of the steering to know how much difference in wheel speeds to expect. The steering wheel probably got turned a bit with the UJ off, and it's now out of position. Handbrake light is not just the handbrake, any braking system fault will set it off. No specific idea.

Hi Alex, Well the steering wheel was removed together with the steering column. steering wheel was not disconnected from column so I cannot understand what wheel angle sensor could result with! is there any sensor for the steering wheel? Thanks

#5 dbrimmer

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:10 PM

Hi Daniel, What you are describing here sounds like the immobilizer. Just press the unlock button on the key with the ignition in the off position to reset it. As to your other problem with the ABS it sounds like a classic case of a cracked reluctor ring on one of the rear wheels ( the flat metal disk with the toothed notches behind the brake drum). I am confused as to why it just started when you did the steering repair. You said you removed the dashboard, perhaps you forgot to hook up a connector somewhere? Canman

I will give a check from dashboard side. maybe there is something which i have not connected! but yes your right.. its weired how this all happened when I dis-assembled the steering column.. there should be something in common... Thanks mate:)

#6 CANMAN

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

Daniel,I forgot about the steering wheel angle sensor.Alex is right, you will have to take your car to Mercedes to recalibrate the steering wheel angle sensor with a Star machine.Canman
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#7 tolsen

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:25 PM

Evilution has instructions on how to set steering angle sensor to zero. http://www.evilution...ndex.php?id=715

#8 dbrimmer

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:51 AM

Thanks a lot for you help guys!! you're great :))




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