Could you give more info about the location of the desiccant cartridge, please? I have a European 2019 ForTwo EQ.
I bought the cartridge from MB, 3D printed the T90 tool, got a T90 from China as well. Scoured the net for info and pictures, to no avail - only for the 451 model. Not even Evilution has pictures about the 453 model desiccant whereabouts, or I can't find them.
Went to the car. Made a freaking movie with my phone, of the car's underbelly. Nothing, only bolt heads. Now I'm sitting on a piece of cardboard next to the car, boroscope in my hand, writing from Europe, on a US forum. Because nothing showed up. Don't tell me where to put it.
Where exactly is that desiccant, under the driver? Balls, left cheek, right cheek, left foot, right foot?
My car does have a plastic shield under the front part, maybe it's hidden under that, or I can get a good parking space in the city center because I'm probably legally blind.
I'll try looking under the shield next, but it's getting dark, so maybe tomorrow.
Edit: made a sequel to the first movie. Found it. Was harder than with my first girlfriend. Finding it, I mean.
The desiccant cartridge's T90 hole's center is 60cm (27in) inwards from the car's left side (LHD) and 16cm (6in) forwards from the big U-shaped cross tube that is under the motor. In essence, it is in the rear
center under the car.
I'm happy to report that the 453 desiccant cartridge / air dryer is the exact same part number as the 451. It's just in a slightly different location in the battery pack (right under the driver - left hand drive, of course) Smart Part# A 789 340 33 00 is right on the bottom of it. I don't know why this is so hidden and not accessible in the parts catalog.
Since I have a lease, I have to purchase a new one and show the receipt that it was replaced. I guess they are easy to refill with desiccant beads. Now off to find one for cheap! (Hope less than $50 ATM)