Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: southern Minnesota
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A strange thing happened to me today when I left from work at noon.
It was quite warm out mid 80's, I started my smart up and pulled out of the parking lot. I noticed the Traction control light was on.. I stopped and shut off the ignition, and restarted. Everything looked fine. As I pul;led out onto the street, all the dash lights started flickering on and off quickly, and the engine started lurching like it was in the wrong gear. I pulled over and shut off the ignition again. Restarted and the engine light, brake light and ABS ligt stayed on as did the traction cotntrol light. I quickly checked for smoke from under the dash (none thank you) and called my buddies at Smart Bloomington, with visions of another burning car in my mind.
I then shut off the ignition again, waited a bit and restarted..... Everything went back to normal.....
I had taken the afternoon off to have my rear window checked out at the dealer so I headed on up (about 73 miles) and the car worked fine.
Joe up at Bloomington Smartcenter came up with 2 1/2 pages of error codes and descrptions from the incedent.. He asked about the ScangaugeII which I had removed from my previous car and installed in my new car. It is being sent in for testing to see if it has a problem...
My question is
Anyone have their ScangaugeII mounted on the dash in direct sunlight and had problems on hot days??
Mine has been sitting on the dash since I got this car about a month ago, and it was in my last car for 7 months before that.
Looking for a common item between the 2 cars. it is either the Scangauge or the hubcaps...
P.S. the Smart car is fine, doesn't seem to have suffered any any damage except to my ego.