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i was reading a post where some was adjusting their actuator because of the worn clutches and there was a statement made that i dont understand. it was stated that by using the paddles clutch wear would be less compared to allowing the computer to control clutch engagement.

the button used to adjust the dash illumination does not work. i followed the directions....parking lites on and key in position 1. in the process of doing that i changed the hour from 6 to 7 and cannot get the time adjusted either. any idea on what i can do?

any noticeable effect any draining the tranny and putting in some Amsoil lube other than peace of mind knowing you have less wear.

i have ordered two speakers cause the cheap factory ones are blown. i want to get the positive and negative wires on the proper terminals. are the pos and neg terminals located in the same place on each speaker? which one is which when looking at the terminals from the back

has anyone made a security cover? if so could you provide details please

without using Alldata....

where can i find a wiring schematic

get directions on how to adjust valves and where do i get the cups beside the dealer (any chance some motorcycles use the same ones?)
 

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I don't have all the answers, but see if these help...

i was reading a post where some was adjusting their actuator because of the worn clutches and there was a statement made that i dont understand. it was stated that by using the paddles clutch wear would be less compared to allowing the computer to control clutch engagement.
The computer sure does like to shift a lot. I'm guessing that may be why that statement was made.

i have ordered two speakers cause the cheap factory ones are blown. i want to get the positive and negative wires on the proper terminals. are the pos and neg terminals located in the same place on each speaker? which one is which when looking at the terminals from the back
In practice it should not make any difference, so long as both speakers are wired in the same phase... ie both speaker cones move out together in unison. However, if I remember my stuff from the days of HiFi (predates WiFi by many years):) The positive terminal on the speaker should be the one which, when a positive voltage is applied, causes the cone to move outward (from the basket or frame). Simply hook a D-cell battery to the speaker terminals and see which way the cone moves... when it moves out the positive terminal of the battery is hooked to the positive terminal of the speaker.

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i was reading a post where some was adjusting their actuator because of the worn clutches and there was a statement made that i dont understand. it was stated that by using the paddles clutch wear would be less compared to allowing the computer to control clutch engagement.
One example: Say you're driving in a congested flat stretch of traffic alternating between 22 to 33 mph. Auto-transmission mode will keep shifting gears up and down between 3rd and 4th and back to 3rd etc. However, a driver using paddles probably would keep the transmission in 3rd gear during that same stretch.
 

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some questions

I don't use AllData. I use smarttekinfo.com. You are able to enter your VIN for VIN specific info, including wiring diagrams and valve specs, including part numbers for special tools. EPC access is also included, but it's $60/day. It takes a little getting used to, unless you are familiar with the system from Mercedes or Sprinter (I'm guessing), because I don't have experience with Sprinter, but they are all under the Mercedes umbrella.


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they sell security covers, either Smart Madness, or you can get it from a dealer, or find a used one on ebay, new they list at $100, i'm assuming you have a pre-2016 smart. pretty handy if you have a little junk in back, prying eyes don't see the slob that you are, i wish they had a cover for the passenger seat area :rofl:
 

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they sell security covers, either Smart Madness, or you can get it from a dealer, or find a used one on ebay, new they list at $100, i'm assuming you have a pre-2016 smart. pretty handy if you have a little junk in back, prying eyes don't see the slob that you are, i wish they had a cover for the passenger seat area :rofl:


So that is what is meant by security cover. I thought it was a car cover of sorts with a lock, but since I wasn't sure, I just kept my fingers from typing....


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So that is what is meant by security cover. I thought it was a car cover of sorts with a lock, but since I wasn't sure, I just kept my fingers from typing....
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i mean some of us are anal retentive and have spotless cars, then there's the rest of us!
 

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security cover is to secure from prying eyes whatever you have in the cargo area. with all the handy people on this web i thought for sure someone would have made one
 

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Security cover is available from several vendors including dealership. Bought mine at dealership a week after ownership. Works great because it doesn't just cover the cargo area. It also comes down behind the seats and attaches via Velcro to the carpet and keeps all my crap from rolling under the seat. Also has 2 mesh pockets for added storage behind the seats.





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What do you call an anal retentive owner, but has a dirty car?
a. Person spends too much time on SCoA
b. Person has too much to take care of to keep car clean
c. All of the above

Correct answer: "c"

mrbadexample, bet you two wheels my car's outside is dirtier than yours! Won't bet about the inside though, from what you describe! Yikes!!!!

Got it, regarding security cover! Thanks!!!

Smart calls them two different things, I guess they wanted to be smart and flex their vocabulary power:

Protective Divider Plus (A4518600174) coupe (A4518600274) cabrio
which has a mesh that goes up to the top of the interior
and
Luggage Cover (A4518100009)
which looks like the pics Johannesl kindly posted


and available versions of both types it seems that NCC1701 kindly posted.



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What do you call an anal retentive owner, but has a dirty car?
mrbadexample, bet you two wheels my car's outside is dirtier than yours! Won't bet about the inside though, from what you describe! Yikes!!!!
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depends on the time of year, i don't have a garage, if it rains or snows, it's clean, if it rains or snows a lot it's muddy or coated with road salt >:D
 

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I added the divider and cover to my 2009, made it look like a cop car with the cage in back. The cover was nice for keeping things hidden on trips, and keeping stuff from sliding under the front seats.

 

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On EBay the back covers only cover up to model 2008-2012 and 2016. I have a 2014 Passion and do not see any covers listed. Question, will the early back covers work on the 2014 model? Different prices based on year model.

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2016 (in the US) is the new 453. The 451s were the same from 2008 to 2015 so those covers should work in your 2014. :)
 

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funnnnnyyy jzchen that sounds like me.......it's called life (too much too quick too soon and not enough time. oh, almost forgot, we want it NOW)
 
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