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i purchased a micro brush and painted the marks on the paddle with white paint then i painted the grooves or notches in the bezel around the ignition switch.

It would be nice if the factory lighted a ring up around the key switch when you get in the car at night
 

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I usually have the inside light come on when I open the door, which allows enough light to see where the key goes (451 models) I would like to add some lights in the rear compartment as it is quite dark back there. I do miss my rear cargo net/ divider I had on my old 2009. I should have took it off before I sold the car, they are a little spendy. This car has rear speakers in the hatch covers and that's OK with me. I am not a big music person but the stereo is much nicer than my old stock one.


Maybe key light in the arm rest (if it has one) or attached to the brake handle?? Just a thought

Always wondered why they had the marks on the paddles that were the same color as the paddles so you couldn't see them. Same with the center covers on the Pure steel wheels, I painted mine, and the wheel covers, they turned out nice.
 

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On my aftermarket paddle shifters, I used a fine point Sharpie to blacken the "+" and "-" to add a little detail.
Nice. I'm glad the Denver Nationals happened before I could imagine I'd be involuntarily retired today, otherwise I wouldn't have those nifty shifters installed today. I do like them though.
 

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paddles are a nice touch. where did you get them. if rhey are metal aren't they hot when the car has been sitting in the sun
 

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Silver will reflect the sunlight and not absorb the heat. I believe they were sold by Smart Madness.
 

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Silver will reflect the sunlight and not absorb the heat. I believe they were sold by Smart Madness.
Right on both counts. But, in response to the question, I went looking on their website and couldn't find them. I vaguely seem to remember they would cease to offer them.

Or maybe my hunting skills are lacking.
 

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It may be possible they have them and they got misplaced during their move and opening of their second store. a simple Email or phone call would answer the question if they still carry them.
 

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They were made by Boeschebuilt and sold directly from his shop. I do not remember Smart Madness ever having them for sale. They were $150.00 and then a rebate of $55.00 when you returned your stock paddle shifters. I elected to keep my originals.

He also made armrests, and inside rearview mirrors for the smart. As far as I know, he has stopped making any accessories for smart cars.

I have found some Chinese made paddle shifters on E Bay that stick on the backside of the stock smart paddles. They come in a variety of colors, are made of plastic, and are under $30.00 if I remember correctly.
 

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I have talked to Matt Boesche on the phone a few times. I have his paddles and armrest, but would like to get the inside mirror. He does not have any left and has no plans to make more. He suggested to try E Bay and see if anyone may have one for sale. I have been looking for three years with no luck.
 

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Sadly there is probably some dealer that removed one and put a stock mirror in place and threw it out...:crying:
 
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