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Hi everyone,

I just bought an 2013 ED3 Smart with a brand new batterypack installed.
No idea why the battery was broken but I'm happy with the new one!
We love to ride cabrio's. This is a coupe model. We still love it but....

I was wondering how difficult it is to swap the batterypack between these cars.
Maybe I come along a 451 cabriolet version with a broken batterypack for little money and then I could consider swapping them.....
 

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The mechanical part of swapping over a pack is not that difficult.

BUT...You are dealing with a pack that weighs around 600 lbs and carries 300+volts!?!?!

I would suggest finding a local electric car club.
Start with EAA

https://eaa-1967.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?sl=1479248823


I know the club I belong to in the US has "tech sessions" where we work on members cars, doing upgrades and battery swaps.
 

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For sure you would need to teach (software) the smart to accept the battery. The batter got the VIN of the car coded in, at least as far as I know.
 
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