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  1. New Members Area
    Hey I have a 2008 smart car fortwo. Noticed that if I didnt start it for 2-3 days the battery would be dead enough to not turn over. Yesterday I replaced the battery and the after market alarm went crazy and would not shut off so we disconnected it. The lights flash 30 times than go off. You...
  2. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hi everyone! So the last few weeks once it got colder every now and then when I went to start my car (451 2013 fortwo passion) at the very beginning as soon as I turned the key it cranked like the battery was near dead for the first second or two but once it got through initial rough patch it...
  3. smart General Discussion
    I have a 2008 Smart Fortwo, when I connect the battery the ignition makes a noise that sounds like it’s going to start the car without the key 🔑 (But doesn’t start) When I try using the key a noise comes from the below the ignition. I’m not sure what’s wrong with it but it won’t start and I...
  4. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Just purchased an older (2013) Smart Fortwo and noticed that sometimes when idling, the red battery light pops up. The dealer said not to worry about it, but the owner's manual says it could indicate a problem. Is this normal? I've never driven a SmartCar before and know they have their quirks...
  5. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hello all, The pandemic has stuck me at home since March and of course my 2008 451 passion is doa. Has anyone tried one of those lithium battery portable jump starters? Are they worth it and can they hurt my car?
  6. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Hello every one I am new here this my first post. Well to start of my name is Paul and I am in Nc US. I just bought a 2015 Smart car Electric Drive Fortwo with only 14k miles on it And it still smells brand new like at the dealership. When I bought it both of the battery’s were dead. I had...
  7. smart Operation and Maintenance
    My 2008Passion Cabrio has unique electrical issues, and without an electrical schematic, I cannot troubleshoot them. On the off-chance that someone also experienced these, here goes: 1. My alarm system will trigger occasionally for no reason. If this happens out of earshot, it kills the battery...
  8. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Help -- my wife's 2015 Smart ForTwo ED was sitting unused for 2 months during COVID-19, and wasn't plugged in during that time. She went to charge it with our garage charging station and the dashboard says "malfunction". We tried plugging in the wall charger and it says "Charge HV Battery Now"...
  9. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Hi! I haven’t driven my 2008 fortwo in about a month, I did a 14 day quarantine after moving my partner across state lines and when I went to start it two weeks ago the lights were weak and the car wouldn’t start. The next day it was totally dead but I didn’t need to go anywhere because...
  10. smart Parts Marketplace
    Hi guys, new to the smart car forums, I recently acquired a 2013 Smart fortwo ED that I’m doing a Ducati 1200 monster motor swap in. I’m selling the high voltage battery as well as all the other electric parts. Opened up the pack and measured individual voltages and found that one cell was at 0...
  11. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    Hi folks, This morning my cars 12v battery died overnight, this is the second time this has happened, this time last year was the first. The dealer scratched their heads back then after having it in the shop for 1 month. So this time I knew to just attach a battery booster to get it started...
  12. smart General Discussion
    Hiya, My key fob battery is dying, what with the drawn out process to get a duplicate key made, I'm wondering how difficult it will be to replace the batter. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your wisdom and input.
  13. smart General Discussion
    I'm bringing mine in for servicing tomorrow, but thought I'd inquire if anyone has experienced something similar. A couple of months ago, my car wouldn't turn over. We figured... dead battery, it was time as the battery hadn't been changed in years. Purchased an interstate battery at Costco and...
  14. New Members Area
    My newly acquired 2008, 451, 999cc + turbo, has a 42 kWh battery - I assume the car's system draws some current even when the 451 is not in use, so bearing in mind I won't use it much in the winter, how long should a charged battery last before being unable to start the engine ? :| And if I...
  15. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    I don't know if this link has been posted on the forum or not, but here is a really good video on the battery and drivetrain mechanics of the new 453 ED. DCO https://www.facebook.com/AutoblogGreen/videos/1276654049061202/
  16. smart General Discussion
    I was showing a friend how easy it is now to get to the battery (compared to the old model), but the question came: "How to you remove or replace it?" I couldn't see an easy way to do it. Does the window cowling have to come off first? I wonder why it was done that way?
  17. smart Towing
    2013 smart cabriolet can be towed four-down, but requires that the battery be disconnected. Anyone suggest (1) type and make of a switch, and (2) where is the best place to locate the switch? Many thanks, Mike
  18. smart Operation and Maintenance
    Had the battery and driver's side low beam bulb replaced this evening in our 2008 Cabrio. Now the following don't work: - Instrument cluster (no illumination, or warning lights) - Speedometer - High beams - Turn Signals - Speedometer - Tachometer - Clock The car starts and runs; low beams...
  19. smart fortwo Electric Drive
    I am a member of USAA and have some extra incentives from them. I am leasing a new smart ev and BAP for ~149/month 36months/30K miles/$2000 down. Texas has an $1875 rebate from TCEQ so I will get the majority of my down payment back in a few months. This feels very cheap to try the...
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