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welcome to the ORPHANED of Orphaned cars!... I know as I have a 05 Gasser..
you realize that the diesel wasnt really brought in but snuck in under the wire, only a few made it ...Most were Cannucks that immigrated , or brought in to the northern US (CO, WA and OR were popular states)
the lights were modified from the EURO to Canadian/US spec. and i suspect maybe someone else probably got into it and modded it further. They were
the OEM lites were made to "dip" as you may notiice the switch on the steering colum left side (mine is there, but does not function) i think they were motorized . and projector lights.
the fan probably stuck once and smoked itself, they do that.. and in my opinion were poorly built.
Back to the AC, you may have either a bad relay in the SAM unit, OR a blown fuze.. stupid question now, is the belt on? you may not know some AC units will not cycle on until the rpms are above idle.... dont expect a lot of AC either..its a power robber too.. make sure you have a battery with voltage grater then 12.5-12.8 volts. the higher the CCA the better ...
Now for tires.. look on the inside of the door frame, the tire size and pressure will (or should be there) Stock wheels range from 175 55 15 to 185 50 15..
Back to the Speedo.. converting from Km to miles is cake. you gotta THINK a bit more LOL.... I would leave it be, unless it really bothers you..
Sequence to start, with the gasser like mine, push key fob unlock, key in hole, turn on position one, foot on brake, turnkey to start, Sam unit will turn car over until it starts. Now for the Diesel, unlock, key to on--wait till lite goes out (glowplugs) then foot on brake and start.
Club Smartcar UK can give you better details. and other tid bits...
steveg 450 cabrio S. Mann