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2005 Smart Passion (gray market car) I have a single blinking wrench with a mileage display on startup. I think it means I am due an oil change. How do I turn it off?
 

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Try evilution website

2005 Smart Passion (gray market car) I have a single blinking wrench with a mileage display on startup. I think it means I am due an oil change. How do I turn it off?
Try the Evilution website for resetting the maintenance warning light. http://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?page=modpage&id128&men=servicing
Per Kane the author of the website, be sure to change the oil even if you turn off the warning:D:D
For some reason, I've had trouble making this work. Good luck!

You might check out the 450 section of this forum for more info on pre2007 smarts.
 

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Keep trying. Kane's right

Took me about a six tries before I figured it out. As the Evilution site says, don't complain that the process doesn't work, because it always does. Just takes some practice to make it work. Don't give up.
Ron
 

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Thanks, Ron, for the encouragement. Wasn't sure if it was smartie or me. Guess it's me. Will try again, again, again...:)
 

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I just got the blinking wrench for the first time at just over 6000 miles, I started it up this morning, and it said -1 in the total milage, shortly after the 30 second whir noise stopped it cleared and showed my normal mileage and everything seemed normal again. So does this mean I'm due for an oil change even though its not quite 10,000 or a year?

I thought to myself hey my car is aging backwards like benjamin button with -1 mile on it!
 

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I believe that the blinking wrench is tied to not only the mileage, but also the elapsed time. Therefore, if it takes a good deal of time to reach the 10,000 mile mark, the wrench will show up anyway. On these cars that sat for a while prior to being sold, the wrench would blink even with only 2 miles on the car... that's how we figured out the time element factor.

Ron Gaus, aSmartCar.com, St. Louis
 

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I realize that the OP is talking about a 450, but for the sake of future searchers:

I'm on day 4 of the blinking wrench on my 451. It does keep counting up each day. Took it into the smart center today. The service guy told me it is indeed a time function as well as mileage. And if I had it serviced, it would be flashing again in 365 days, or 10,000 miles, whichever comes first.

With 5,000 miles on the clock, and having changed the oil once already, I'm not interested in a $150 10,000 mile service just yet.

I've tried the instructions on evilutions site a half dozen times with no success yet. I was one of the first round of deliveries last January, so I suspect this is going to be a hot topic in the coming weeks, as the lower mileage cars start blinking on a time basis.
 

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No, it's the kind of service required. From the technical service manual:
Meaning of wrench symbols:
• 1 wrench means Oil Service Plus
• 2 wrenches mean maintenance service
 

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I've had my blinking wrenches for some time. Read 2 different ways to try to reset it, neither worked. I've learned to just live with it, car still functions fine with the blinking wrenches on startup......and no....I'm not mentally or physically handicapped so I am actually capable of reading and following directions even though it's fun to try something first without directions just to see how things turn out. What's the worst that can happen? :) (JUST KIDDING!)
 

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FWIW, on like the 25th try, it finally worked for me (on a 451). It _is_ an exercise in frustration until you get it though.

I thought programming a chipped key in a Mazda was a lot of push this, hit the turn signal, spin 3 times clockwise under a full moon until the service light in a smart.
 

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Maybe we're supposed to go to the stealership and for $149.00 they can wave their magic wand and it will dissappear before our very eyes.:rolleyes:
 

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wrenches = maintenance

Below is what I found a couple years ago when I first got my 2005 fortwo [aka 450]. As I understand it, one wrench means "A" service is required and two wrenches mean "B" service is required. The system uses time and mileage to calculate which is required. Any independent Mercedes garage w/ "Star" computer system should be able to reset, that's how I have had mine reset. If you are in Los Angeles area I recommend Stepke Imports independent Mercedes service in Mar Vista. Stepke Imports, your Mercedes Benz Repair Specialists!


Intervals
1st service A at 9,000 miles or 1 year (which ever sooner)
2nd service B at 18,000 miles or 2 years (which ever sooner)
3rd service A at 27,000 miles or 3 years (which ever sooner)
4th service C at 36,000 miles or 4 years (which ever sooner)

Service intervals
A, B, A ,C, A, B, A ,C, A, B, A ,C

Service Inspection 'A'
Checks and inspections:
Read ECU for faults
Conduct a visual inspection of the brake lines
Test smart on dynamometer
Check:
Lights and indicators
All electrical additions
Wipers
Seat belts and buckles
Expire date on tire seal (if available)
Battery fluid level
Condition of tires and wheels
Tire pressures
Windscreen washer fluid
Brake fluid level
Underside of smart for signs of damage
Engine for leaks
Exhaust does not leak and isn't loose
Transmission oil and look for leaks
Condition and tension of V-belt
Coolant level
Antifreeze concentration in coolant
Axle shaft collars for damage
Rubber bearings and joints for damage
Amount of travel in handbrake
Brake pads for wear
Brake discs
Wheel mounted brake cylinders on front axle
Steering mechanicals
Work carried out:
Oil change
Oil filter change
Oil hinges and locks
Tighten wheels to correct torque
Check tire pressures
Top up fluids:
Battery
Windscreen washer
Brake fluid
Coolant/antifreeze

Service inspection 'B'
Checks and inspections:
Read ECU for faults
Conduct a visual inspection of the brake lines
Test smart on dynamometer

Check:
Lights and indicators
All electrical additions
Wipers
Seat belts and buckles
Expire date on tire seal (if available)
Battery fluid level
Condition of tires and wheels
Tire pressures
Windscreen washer fluid
Brake fluid level
Underside of smart for signs of damage
Engine for leaks
Intercooler
Exhaust does not leak and isn't loose
Transmission oil and look for leaks
Condition and tension of V-belt
Coolant level
Antifreeze concentration in coolant
Axle shaft collars for damage
Rubber bearings and joints for damage
Amount of travel in handbrake
Brake pads for wear
Brake discs
Wheel mounted brake cylinders on front axle
Steering mechanicals

Work carried out:
Oil change
Oil filter change
Oil hinges and locks
Replace air filter
Replace spark plugs (petrol only)
Replace key batteries
Tighten wheels to correct torque
Check tire pressures
Top up fluids:
Battery
Windscreen washer
Brake fluid
Coolant/antifreeze
Every 2 years or 20,000 miles (charged separately)
Replace brake fluid
Check body for paint damage and rust

Service inspection 'C'
Checks and inspections:
Read ECU for faults
Conduct a visual inspection of the brake lines
Test smart on dynamometer
Check:
Lights and indicators
All electrical additions
Wipers
Seat belts and buckles
Expire date on tire seal (if available)
Battery fluid level
Condition of tires and wheels
Tire pressures
Windscreen washer fluid
Brake fluid level
Underside of smart for signs of damage
Engine for leaks
Intercooler
Exhaust does not leak and isn't loose
Transmission oil and look for leaks
Condition and tension of V-belt
Coolant level
Antifreeze concentration in coolant
Axle shaft collars for damage
Rubber bearings and joints for damage
Amount of travel in handbrake
Brake pads for wear
Brake discs
Brake drums
Wheel mounted brake cylinders on front axle
Steering mechanicals
Work carried out:
Oil change
Oil filter change
Oil hinges and locks
Replace air filter
Replace fuel filter
Replace spark plugs (petrol only)
Replace key batteries
Tighten wheels to correct torque
Check tire pressures
Top up fluids:
Battery
Windscreen washer
Brake fluid
Coolant/antifreeze
Every 2 years or 20,000 miles (charged separately)
Replace brake fluid
Check body for paint damage and rust
 

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I called Universal Smart today and told them what was going on, the service girl asked how many miles I had, and she said that was way to low. So I said, well can I come in and have you guys reset that? And she said yeah, but its New Years blah blah blah.. She ended up setting me up for an early appointment on NYE. She also said another customer came in with the same thing at 5000, she said the technician didn't feel she needed the "service" so early. So I guess he just reset it and sent her on her way.
 

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FWIW, on like the 25th try, it finally worked for me (on a 451). It _is_ an exercise in frustration until you get it though.
Been there; done that ;) After you've done it a few times, it only takes one try and less than 15 seconds to do the reset.
 

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Been there; done that ;) After you've done it a few times, it only takes one try and less than 15 seconds to do the reset.
I finally gave up. I tried both methods listed in the UK website countless times, but neither would work.
It has been one year since I've had the car, but it has only 5000 miles, so I guess I have to put up with the blinking wrench for another 5000 more miles when I bring it in for the first oil change. Oh well.
 
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