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@  dmoonen : (03 May 2015 - 08:07 PM) I agree but its a glitch nevertheless. Why can standard members see this option in the first place, we cant do anything logical with it.
@  Leadwing : (03 May 2015 - 07:30 PM) The simple solution to this is simply to click on the "view new content" again .... it will take you to the desired page.
@  dmoonen : (03 May 2015 - 06:21 PM) Yup just got it again https://www.dropbox....apture.JPG?dl=0
@  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
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@  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

Replacing head/tail light bulbs.


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#1 Guest_lord_galathon_*

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:08 AM

Hello, total newb here. My first question:Every time my mom burns a lamp on her 2005 Smart ForTwo Pure Cabrio (which is quite often, every other month or so) the local MB dealer charges her over 60$ to change it.1-shouldn't the light bulbs be under warranty? They were on my 2003 Tiburon and my Wife's 2005 Elantra.2-60$ to replace a 5$ bulb? :dunno: 3-can I do it myself or is a special tool required?Thanks in advance and thanks for welcoming me on your forum.

#2 mhawel

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:47 AM

Even the dealer nearest me, that i don't like, will take you while you wait, and charges only a few bucks more than the bulb costs in Canadian tire. I think the bill was $26 for one. The first time i went to ask for just a bulb it was after my warranty was up, 80 500 km or so, and they didn't even charge me at all...I do beleive it's up to the dealer wheather or not they will do the bulbs under warranty, and it's probably up to them what they charge as well... I'm sure the dealer near me has someone who can manage to get their arm in there, to avoid taking the whole front end off. The $60 for one bulb kinda makes sense in that it's one half hour labour, and the cost of the bulb (1 hr = $95 around here). To do both at the same time should save you money, cause the labour wouldn't go up any...Mike
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#3 bilgladstone

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:02 AM

Your mom is getting ripped off.There was a recent smart announcement that headlight bulbs are to be replaced free under warranty during the 20,000km adjustment period. In fact, it may have been longer than that - I don't recall exactly.If the car is past that... mileage... she is still being ripped off. A new bulb can cost around $17 and it takes 10 minutes to replace it yourself once you get the knack. So quickly, that most dealers will sell you a bulb and install it for free while you wait.Additionally, if the bulbs are burning out every couple of months, it is a strong indication that the stealership mechanics are not installing them correctly - most likely touching the glass on the bulbs whilst putting them in.Search the how-tos in here for illustrated instructions and do it for her, cuz!Bil :sun:
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#4 Mike T

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 11:36 AM

It's a DIY even for those with moderately large forearms (who are not averse to a little flesh compression). I have burnt out "only" two bulbs in 70,000 km and 30 months.

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 12:59 PM

I have gone through at least 10 now in 115 000 km of (admitedly hard) driving. This photo might help you with the tricky clip at the back of the bulb:

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I'm so good/used to replacing bulbs I just do them in the Canadian Tire parking lot in < 2 minutes... but it's sad I have got that good at it!!

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:32 AM

Thanks for the prompt answers; So I take it that they're available at Canadian Tire. Are they in the directory they usually keep near the bulbs or are they a specific type?Also the photo you show mr.Duck is taken from outside the car or inside? Basically, being a car with no hood, how does one access the rear of the lamp???Thanks.

#7 ARTZ

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:20 AM

To Change the headlights. To change the taillights. These are from Evilution's website from the UK. He has a great number of How-To's on his website. He also posts quite a bit on these fourms.
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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:38 PM

The low beam bulbs are H7The high beam bulbs are H1They are standard bulbs. I suggest buying the cheaper ones from CT or even the dealer.....before considering getting "good" bulbs. At least until you decide whether the burn outs are flukes from improper installations or if there is something else burning the bulbs so quickly. Make sure you dont touch the bulbs with bare hands...the oil from your skin will shorten the life.
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#9 ARTZ

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 11:19 AM

18 months, 40,000km and only one dead low beam light. I replaced both lights with the GE Night Hawks and they work great.
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