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From what I have read (Evilution Site) the large Digital Speed display was a feature on later model 453's and could be used using the up-down selection buttons on the steering wheel. It added a 9th bar to the 8th already on the display. See picture from Evilution site. The site (I'm a subscriber) has instrutions for adding it to the older 453 models, using a C4 mux. and Vediamo software.

Have any of you done this, or had it added on afterwards?
Is it currently available on your Smart For2 ? What VIN?
Any suggestions for having it added short of investing in a clone MB-Star mux and software hdd? Will dealers do this post-facto?

Thanks, Bill
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You might get lucky if you know someone with a working STAR machine. I'd volunteer mine, but mine is so old that doesn't even know that the 453 exists!

Otherwise, sadly, you're stuck finding a dealership. And if your vehicle never had that feature a dealership might just tell you that they can't do anything.
 
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Thanks...I'll check with our dealership here is San Antonio. If they can't/won't, I may invest in a STAR. With two SMARTs and a few friends with them, I might get some use out of it. Would be interested in anyone who has bought one for recommendations. Seems like there are quite a few out there. I also looked at the recommendations on Evilution's site.
 

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This is interesting as I have a hard time seeing my speed as mine on the 2016 passion has the digital speed and mileage combined on one bar and it makes it tiny....so hard for older eyes to keep up with.
Will not go to the MB around here but will check with the place I trust and see if they can do something.
 

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This is interesting as I have a hard time seeing my speed as mine on the 2016 passion has the digital speed and mileage combined on one bar and it makes it tiny....so hard for older eyes to keep up with.
Will not go to the MB around here but will check with the place I trust and see if they can do something.
Let me know if you are able to get it modified. Evlilution's site has step by step instructions using Vediamo software, however it requires a subscription to access the detailed steps.
 

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Is the 9th bar like the knob that goes to 11?
No, it is just another page that is controlled with the up and down buttons to change pages.

Interestingly, I have this big digital speedo display and sometimes when you start the car it reverts to the next page, IE, mileage display and you have to move it back to the big digital display. Maybe 1 in 50 startups, no idea why. But this is not a fault, as its quite common for it to do that,
its just one of the electronic quirky things that the 453 does :D

In UK early 453 models that do not have the big digtal speedo display, and the owners want it, go to the Smart dealerships and they code it in, but it costs to do that.
 

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Let me know if you are able to get it modified. Evlilution's site has step by step instructions using Vediamo software, however it requires a subscription to access the detailed steps.
I emailed Christian Brothers Automotive(place I go to for my Smart) and they will get back to me I hope by Monday. They are 50 miles away so just dropping by is not going to happen just to ask a question...I will call them next week if I do not hear from them right away.
 
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