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Old 04-14-2008, 07:23 AM
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I was told 200.00 from my dealership in Indianapolis. The packaging is supposed to be bulky.

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Has anyone looked into shipping costs for this?
I shipped my second panel set for my 450 model from California to Idaho using UPS ground, using 2 large boxes (1 for the fenders, and 1 flatter one for the doors, front and back panels). The cost was $300.

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want to buy panels

I'm in central Florida and am looking for white or any color panels to buy. I'm going to paint them. My 2008 Passion is yellow, but I'm not interested in trading.
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ill have a hood and a rear end (2 pc) in white....
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Good morning all!
Does anyone know where I can get a guide or "how to" on how to safely remove the panels on my smart? I am not a mechanic and I don't want to just start ripping them off the car.
It is a bit annoying that smartUSA promotes the removal and swaping of all the panels then really doesn't offer assistance with how...
I want to remove my driver side front panel to get to the horn, but I want to do it the "right" way to ensure nothing breaks in the process.
Any suggestions where I can start???
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a guide or "how to" on how to safely remove the panels
See link posted by <Old smart>:
http://www.fq101.co.uk/451panels.asp

Or:
http://evilution.co.uk/index.php
On the tab "Evilution Mods" select the "Panels" sub-menu...
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Im interested in purchasing your silver panels provided they are in good condition. Contact me at (310) 980-0231 my name is John
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Drivers Side Front Panel (removal?)

Still not convinced completely with the effectiveness of the fanfare horn... I purchased both, the OEM Fanfare horn and the super loud air horn which I think would be more effective where i live (we have about 2 accidents a day where truckers smash cars when they merge carelessly.)

I want to put in the an air horn when the car arrives. The dealer won't touch the air horn because it is non-OEM. I have seen the suggestions for the install of the horn, but I don't want to break anything and fear I might get started and not have a tool I may need. I have never done anything like this before. The last horn I installed was accessable when you opened the hood, it took seconds to swap out. The smart appears it will be a challenge since the dealer refuses to help me. I wish there was a "how to" guide to remove the panels, you think they would provide one since they tout the removal of the panels in almost everything they market on the smart. It almost seems they intentionally want us to try and break something. Gerrr.... Any suggestions? Does anyone plan on removing the panels, if you do I am sure we would all appreciate (maybe even pay for) a step by step "how to" with photos of the process. Where the screws and clips are to include any warnings along the way. Even a list of tools that will be needed / recommended... Any thoughts?
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You can find a guide for panel removal at http://www.fq101.co.uk/451panels.asp I have swapped the panels on my 450 before, and it is relatively easy. You will need a set of Torx screwdrivers or sockets (T25 & T27 for the front section).

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I would like to trade my silver panels for yellow. please call 724 285-2122. Thanks!
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