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I’ve always liked the convenience of towing all four down and have towed four different vehicles this way however the cost of a base plate installed has gone up so high the trailer is looking better all the time especially if you plan on buying a new car every two or three years.
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Hello All, I installed a manual battery disconnect on my "Smart" outside of the car on the front right bottom side of the blinker, just below my tow hitch. I did the disconnects and gear in "N" as required, to the letter, went outside and locked my doors with the FOB switch. Then turned the manual battery switch off, same type in the picture posted. My doors remained locked, and the car was tow ready. I tried this multiple times, with no problem. Hopefully, I won't have lessons learned problems later on. Thanks all for your posts, they are very helpful-Toby.
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Could you please send pics of the disconnect on the right side of the car?
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Sound like one solution, yet please forgive my ignorance. Can it be seen by the bad guys and if there is an alarm will it still work? I'm sure you worked all the details out ahead, but I'm just curious.
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Camper, did you get your engine repaired or replaced? How did that go?
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Camber, I see you took MB DNA's advice. I saw your old engine sitting outside on the drive. Were you happy with their service? Had our other car serviced there.
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Sorry it has taken awhile to respond but I am very satisfied with Eurowise.They did an excellent job on replacing the engine.They charged $870 for labor as compared to $2600!!! the Smart of S.Charlotte was going to charge.I don't know if Eurowise will be able to do all future repairs on the Smart but i am going to try them first.Planning to take are other cars there as well.
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Sorry it has taken awhile to respond but I am very satisfied with Eurowise.They did an excellent job on replacing the engine.They charged $870 for labor as compared to $2600!!! the Smart of S.Charlotte was going to charge.I don't know if Eurowise will be able to do all future repairs on the Smart but i am going to try them first.Planning to take are other cars there as well.
X3 (the times we have used them on the smart and Audi). Totally honest operation. Could have easily screwed us out of $800+ for an alternator we were sure that we needed. Told us they couldn't find anything wrong....$0.00 charge. Had the car for 24 hours. Most of the mechanics drive Audis Beemers, VWs and 1 superb Porsche kit car. A genuinely honest, competent and friendly shop.

They do subscribe to the smart on-line manual, but don't have too much experience working on them. I will always try them first on my smart.
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Originally Posted by Toby Trujillo View Post
Hello All, I installed a manual battery disconnect on my "Smart" outside of the car on the front right bottom side of the blinker, just below my tow hitch. I did the disconnects and gear in "N" as required, to the letter, went outside and locked my doors with the FOB switch. Then turned the manual battery switch off, same type in the picture posted. My doors remained locked, and the car was tow ready. I tried this multiple times, with no problem. Hopefully, I won't have lessons learned problems later on. Thanks all for your posts, they are very helpful-Toby.
Toby (or anyone),
Are you saying that by disconnecting the battery and leaving the vehicle in neutral, you can tow it? Even if it has an AT?
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Toby (or anyone),
Are you saying that by disconnecting the battery and leaving the vehicle in neutral, you can tow it? Even if it has an AT?
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This thread was started by a 451 owner. If you need info on towing the 453, that's in the 453 towing forum....
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