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A forum member sent me this info which I found very interesting. As I mentioned in my thread about replacing the 12v battery (see sticky above), the OE battery is generally the most convenient battery to use as a replacement even though it may cost a buck or two extra. BTW - cost for the battery is $138. MSRP is $182.

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I bought the battery directly from Mercedes Benz’s own corporate parts website: Genuine OEM Mercedes-Benz Parts | Mercedes-Benz USA Parts

Funnily enough, it was the cheapest price I could find anywhere. The catch is that they won’t ship it because it’s a hazardous material (they do ship other parts though), so you have to arrange to pick it up at a dealership nearest you. I’m not sure all dealerships participate in the corporate parts website program, but you can see which ones do by entering your zip in the preferred dealers section.

At the very least, next time you need a battery, you can ask the dealership you bought from last time to match the corporate parts website price. I’m pretty sure they will oblige.

Here’s the link to the battery:

451-982-00-08 - Starter Battery Mercedes-Benz USA Parts
 

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Wow! $102.99 for me!
Wow! $12,600 for me! But I'm getting a "Genuine OEM Mercedes Benz Parts" battery, installed, with 2 year warranty.

So there, [sarcasm mode OFF].

ED3 is effectively an orphaned car dependent on scraps from salvage operations, get used to it, but you can call it a collector car if you like. 8^)
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Jeb - $102 for an OE battery from the dealer? If so, where? If not, what battery did you use and was the size identical to the OE one?

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Yeah, the webpage from Ct M/B of Fairfield (CT):

here: 453-982-00-08 - Battery 2017-2019 Smart | Mercedes-Benz USA Parts
$102.99
BUT it is for a 453-982-00-08 battery, which I believe is for the ICE smarts. Even though it has it listed as:
  • 453-982-00-08
  • Other Names:Starter Battery
  • Description: Conventional, with electric drive. (italics mine)
But my battery in my 2017 ED/EQ smart is:
12V - L2 EFB 60aH 510A
Enhanced Flooded Battery special technology
DC A 453-982-02-00
2440 5613R

(see my battery pics in "Just towed my new smart eq away")

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OK I just called the M/B parts dept. The online catalog listing p/n 453 982-00-08 as being for ED/EQ smarts is WRONG,
That battery listed is, in fact, for the 453 ICE smarts only. These online catalogs are to be questioned.

According to the parts dept guy, if I were to buy the correct (p/n 453-982-02-00) battery from M/B of Fairfield (CT),
It would cost $194.84 (tax included).
(Whoops, $102.99 is NOT for me!):mad:
 

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Just looked further in the online catalog:
  • Genuine:
     Parts
  • SKU:453-982-02-00
  • Other Names:Starter Battery
  • Description:
    Conventional, without electric drive. <----------!!!(italics mine)
  • Condition:New
  • Replaces:453-982-02-08
  • HazMat:This part contains hazardous materials. Extra shipping costs apply.
This is sold online for $137.99.


BUT page Also states

  • List Price:$182.00 (the price the parts guy gave me)
  • You Save:$44.01 (24.20% off)
  • Sale Price:$137.99
"This part does not fit your 2017 Smart Fortwo"
https://mbparts.mbusa.com/oem-parts/smart-battery-4539820008?c=YT1zbWFydCZvPWZvcnR3byZ5PTIwMTcmdD1lbGVjdHJpYy1kcml2ZSZlPWVsZWN0cmlj

So either the online catalog or the M/B dearlership parts guy is wrong! 🤷‍♂️
(pardon me but WTF?)
 

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Thanks for clarifying Jeb. I should have stated in my initial post that I was talking about the battery for the 2013 - 2016 electrics. The $137.99 price is the base price. Depending on where you pick it up, there maybe be sales tax and possibly a small shipping charge of under $5. Seems like all dealerships don't participate in that corporate website for some reason.

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Yup but all the parts guy did was ask for the last 8 digits of my vin, then read me the battery I needed. So his battery for the ED (453-982-02-00) was the online battery for the gas smart, and the online ED (453-982-00-08) was for what he sold for gas smarts. At least the online site for 451's, either gas or ED is the same battery (the 451-982-00-08). When I bought my car, carfax history showed the dealer (a NJ dealer) replaced the battery. I'm wondering if they put the wrong one in. Or maybe it just doesn't matter. A clue would be what other people with 453's have., in both gas and ED smarts.
 

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I put in a query on the online catalog webpage and finally got a reply:
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According to our parts catalog, battery P/N 453-982-00-08 is no longer a valid number. In reference to our catalog P/N 453-982-02-00 is the only battery the vehicle takes based on your VIN. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact our parts department. Thank you.

 
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