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hello all! my name is anthony, and i am the smart car tech at wilde jaguar/ smart center of sarasota. if i could be of anny assistance to anybody, feel free to post or pm me. look forward to hearing from everybody!
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Hi Anthony and welcome. If you would like to achieve instant sainthood here, just let us know how to enable Daytime Running Lights on the smart, or if aftermarket DRL modules will work with the 2008 USA spec cars. Thanks!
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........and let us know how to eliminate the chirp on the factory alarm.......
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as far as i know, the chirp comes from the siren itself, so theres really no way to eliminate it. and im not exactly sure about the daytime running light issue. but i will check both things out and let everybody know!
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Hi Anthony and welcome. If you would like to achieve instant sainthood here, just let us know how to enable Daytime Running Lights on the smart, or if aftermarket DRL modules will work with the 2008 USA spec cars. Thanks!

JWright.... at the risk of getting slammed for asking questions that I might find if I google it.... do the DRL's only come with the performance package? or is it something that is there but has to be activated as you asked?
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I bought my smart car at Wild Jaguar of Sarasota ,only thing I wish is ,it was closer to St Pete 50 miles is a little to far to drive for service every time I need work done

I do have a couple of questions you might be able to answer though ,the 1st one is on the CD Changer since day 1 it changes very slow after reading a few blogs here saying it takes from 90 to 120 seconds tends to be normal , mine sometimes takes over 5 minutes ,I end up turning the radio back on.

second question I received a letter a couple of weeks ago and it might have even been from you telling me to change the oil after 5000 miles ,should I do this or follow the owners manual, my other car is a 06 Mecedes E320CDI ,and I only change the oil once a year ,even the mechanic says if doesn't need to be changed any more often

last question I'm thinking of wrapping at least part of the smart car ,do you think it will do any damage to the panels if I change my mind at a later time and take the wrapping off?
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ahhhhhhhh, SARASOTA! i miss being there........sorry, had nothing to do with this thread. just really MISS the "Sunshine State" and the Gulf Coast in particular.

years ago i lived there and worked at the Cadillac dealership.
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first, 5 minutes is too long to wait for the cd changer to switch. thats deffinately something we would need to adress.

second, as long as you have the plain plastic pannels (not the red, silver or blue painted pannels) i dont see any issue with wrapping it. id just be concerned that if you wrap the painted pannels, that when it comes time to remove the wrap, that it could possibly pull the paint off. other than that, i see no reasons for concern

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it is beautifull here. i just moved from chicago about 8 months ago and im loving it. best winter ive had in all 26 years of my life!!! lol

we have a couple guys here at wilde jag that worked at coast cadillac for years. maybe you know some of them????
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JWright.... at the risk of getting slammed for asking questions that I might find if I google it.... do the DRL's only come with the performance package? or is it something that is there but has to be activated as you asked?
The USA smarts have no DRLs; Canadian smarts do. Rumor is in Europe you can have your smart center "enable" the DRL function via their computer, after which the driver can control DRL off/on. So far, no way to get "factory" DRLs for the USA, but there are aftermarket DRL modules available. The whole issue is discussed here: https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/for...hlight=daytime
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i have not heard of th us smarts being able to be programmed, but i am working on getting you guys a concrete answer, and possibly a solution to the concern.

we have been working with a company who deals in aftermarket acessorys for the fortwo, and i will find out if the have a module available
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