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I have a 2005 ForTwo Passion Cabrio; one of the U.S.G&K mods. Been looking around online for info without success. Can anyone point me to pictorials that instruct how to install a new pollen filter? The few I've seen are obviously for the wrong year/model. Even the guide that came with the new Mann filter is for another make and model of Smart. ?

Also, my air conditioning has stopped working YET AGAIN. My mechanic (the only one in the region...) isn't sure of what's really wrong; the last time I took it in he apparently fixed it by accident! Perhaps it's the compressor? I don't hear that on-and-off sound now that I hear when it's actually cooling—I've been told that's the compressor? The mechanic thought the coolant might have all leaked out and refilled it once, but that wasn't the issue either.

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Some are able to change the filter through the access hole on the passenger side. I always took the nose off.

The A/C in the 450s is crap. They leak and parts prematurely fail. I have wondered if it might be possible to upgrade to parts from a 451.
 

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Hi Huronlad,

Tried to look for the filter through that access hole, with a flashlight and flex mirror, but saw nothing. I had hoped I wouldn't have to take the entire front off... Maybe I'll just give up and have my mechanic do it.

Sorry to hear that 450s A/C typically sucks. I would have to depend on my mechanic for exploring the possibility of upgrading to 451 parts, but chances aren't good. I've actually had to teach HIM how to do a few things, and I have to source most parts from Canada and Germany myself—I'm in Los Angeles. *sigh*

Thank you!
 
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