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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-11-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By mvaldes
If you have average size hands you can remove the...

If you have average size hands you can remove the service flap and reach the wires from above and unclip them from the horn. But, it's very awkward and reinstallation is even worse. BTW, you should...
Forum: Wraps, Paint & Trim   07-20-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By mvaldes
I had mine replaced by Safelite a few years ago...

I had mine replaced by Safelite a few years ago and it's been fine. (It was covered by insurance and I don't remember what they billed them.) BTW, they did have to come back the next day because they...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   05-31-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By mvaldes
There was nothing that I could see but, then...

There was nothing that I could see but, then again, I was wearing a suit and didn't crawl under the car. (Lack of time and some injuries have kept me from doing much more than routine maintenance so...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   05-31-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By mvaldes
Yikes, No Brakes! (brake line deteriorated)

Well, almost none. Yesterday, I started off for work in my 2008 Passion. When I got to the bottom of the hill on our driveway, I hit the brakes to stop and the pedal went slowly down all the way to...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   04-06-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By mvaldes
Me too. Safelite had to come back, take off the...

Me too. Safelite had to come back, take off the sensor and put a gel pack sort of thing between the sensor and the glass. It was several years ago so I don't remember exactly what they used, but it...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   12-10-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,437
Posted By mvaldes
Funny. I thought it was probably the driver's...

Funny. I thought it was probably the driver's side.:shrug:
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   12-09-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,437
Posted By mvaldes
Which side in the photos has the LED?

Which side in the photos has the LED?
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   11-25-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By mvaldes
IIRC some had bad crankshaft position sensors...

IIRC some had bad crankshaft position sensors that kept theirs from starting. But, I think theirs did turn over although I'm not certain of that.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-17-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By mvaldes
this should help: ...

this should help:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=pkSY3G3JUOQ
Forum: smart Fuel Economy   07-27-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,190
Posted By mvaldes
I usually get 40 -42 with Shell premium and 36-38...

I usually get 40 -42 with Shell premium and 36-38 with Exxon premium. Regretably, my local Shell station is now a Walgreens so my lifetime (10+ years) mileage of 40.6 is dropping. It's been around 38...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   06-20-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By mvaldes
Maybe: ...

Maybe:

https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f353/engine-start-question-gearheads-crankshaft-position-sensor-42826/
If so:...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   02-05-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By mvaldes
It is all in the timing. This Evilution video has...

It is all in the timing. This Evilution video has always helped me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkSY3G3JUOQ
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   10-20-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By mvaldes
these threads may help: ...

these threads may help:
https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f353/coolant-replacement-36686/
https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f4/coolant-change-09-451-a-46891/
Forum: Off-Topic Cafe   06-23-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By mvaldes
Thanks Guys. I didn't know about the online...

Thanks Guys. I didn't know about the online sites. They are a great help to get an idea of pricing and to find places that have availability.
I understand that the Element and the CR-V are built...
Forum: Off-Topic Cafe   06-23-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By mvaldes
Where do I buy a used Honda CRV?

Hey Guys,
My '08 smart is still my daily driver but the 2006 Honda CRV that hauls the dogs and things too large for the smart needs to be replaced. After 205+k miles, it doesn't owe me a thing and...
Forum: 453   01-29-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,931
Posted By mvaldes
FWIW, I've always had a good experience at Smart...

FWIW, I've always had a good experience at Smart Center Englwood
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   12-17-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,185
Posted By mvaldes
Many years ago I made one for my 2008 as was...

Many years ago I made one for my 2008 as was suggested by a member named Silvers. It was fun but I had some unanticipated consequences. The weight of the switch mechanism attached to the fuse...
Forum: smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)   05-31-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,767
Posted By mvaldes
+2 on the Rola (7 + years of regular use and...

+2 on the Rola (7 + years of regular use and still in excellent condition)
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   04-29-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By mvaldes
Could it be related to the hill hold? ...

Could it be related to the hill hold?
https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f4/function-question-hill-start-49638/
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   04-07-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By mvaldes
FWIW, I have a very early 2008 and it fixed it.

FWIW, I have a very early 2008 and it fixed it.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   04-07-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By mvaldes
Take it to your dealer, they can update the...

Take it to your dealer, they can update the software for you.
Forum: 2016 Smart Car Nationals   03-17-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,142
Posted By mvaldes
IIRC, after installing the longer truck plug he...

IIRC, after installing the longer truck plug he (Jimvw57) only did topside oil changes and did not try to take out the plug again.
Forum: Technical "stickies"   03-09-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,460
Posted By mvaldes
I thought I'd resurrect this thread since it's...

I thought I'd resurrect this thread since it's probably about time that other members will also need to replace their upgraded horn. After 8 years of faithful service, my Wolo died and I decided to...
Forum: 453   02-20-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,204
Posted By mvaldes
I don't know if this applies at all to a 453,...

I don't know if this applies at all to a 453, but, FWIW, a number of the 2008 451's, mine included, had a similar problem. In nearly all of the cases it was caused by a faulty interior motion sensor....
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   01-10-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,637
Posted By mvaldes
I had the valves checked on my 2008 when it hit...

I had the valves checked on my 2008 when it hit whatever was the prescribed mileage. (They were OK.) That was a year or two ago and the dealer told me that smart had stopped including a valve check...
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