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Thanks I found the OBD my car has 22000 miles on it. The dash says I am 346 day past my service. I live 400 miles from a smart dealership how can I service my car? Do you know what if any software/app that will work with my car. Car works fine dealer wants $500 to turn off my dash warning lights and my car only goes 65 miles before needing a charge. Seems weird I can check my battery on my cell phone from home over the internet for free. I guess it is not a "smart" car. Thanks

It is just under the dash - a bit to the right of the steering column if I recall correctly. It covered by a little door that unsnaps and swings downward.

It is doubtful that the Veepeak will work with the Smart ED.
 

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dealer wants $500 to turn off my dash warning lights
Find another dealer.... Seriously, welcome to the world of Beta testing the smart EV. What year is your car, for starters? If it's a 2016 EV or earlier, there's a way to reset the service indicator. Don't think anyone has found a way to reset the 2017/18 EVs yet. :)
 

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It is just under the dash - a bit to the right of the steering column if I recall correctly. It covered by a little door that unsnaps and swings downward.

It is doubtful that the Veepeak will work with the Smart ED.
Not sure where to respond. my car is a 2014 fortwo
 

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You can use the OBD connection to get the info on your battery's health using the unit that my son built. Other than that, I'm not sure that the OBD connection does much else for the DIY guys.

Here is the reset method that works for me on both of my electric 2014's.

1. Turn key to position 1

2. While the cluster is still saying "Smart," double click the button
to bring up the maintenance indicator.

3. Release the button and turn the key off.

4. Quickly press and hold the button and turn the key back to position
1. This is while the cluster still has the maintenance reminder on.

5. Hold the button in until it resets to 10K.

6. Worked for me!!

Len
2014 EV Coupe 17,500 miles
2014 EV Cabriolet 9,500 miles
 

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Find another dealer.... Seriously, welcome to the world of Beta testing the smart EV. What year is your car, for starters? If it's a 2016 EV or earlier, there's a way to reset the service indicator. Don't think anyone has found a way to reset the 2017/18 EVs yet. :)
I found the OBD plug and pulled down the door then plunged in my friends "VEEPEAK" and the blue light comes on. Can't find any software to read or clear the codes. My friend uses "VEEPEAK" to get codes and clear codes on all kinds of cars. It works on his Toyota Prius and other cars.

I do not check my HV battery with my cell phone. I was saying that ATT or Samsung can test the battery and fix and update my phone over the internet so, I can't see why my "smart" car can't do the same thing.

I bought this car with 17000 miles on it soon after my dash warning went on it now says I am 370 days past my service time. The car has never been serviced. I was told it was "serviced" when I bought it but, then I was told by MB that it has never been serviced.
 

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The contact information for getting the battery pack health report downloader hardware is here:

https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f24/

The reason that the Smart vehicle homepage was discontinued was becasue the 2013-15 Smart communications module (integral with an (expensive) master electronic module called the "SAM") used 2G technology (in the US, AT&T or T-Mobile?) which has or will soon be discontinued, and also, it used used a vehicle homepage for each Smart owner residing on MB's server in Germany (rather than a stand-alone cellphone app) which they decided it was too expensive or impractical to continue.

Chalk it up to the rapid change in communication/computer technology, versus the long time it takes for a manufacturer to take a car design from initial sketches to the assembly line. They ended up being saddled with a technology that became obsolete with no practical way to upgrade it save for selling you a whole new car.
 

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NOT for the sunsetted 2G ED 451.

Anything NEW will be for the ED 453.
I would have "Liked-ed" your post except I don't. I like that you are keeping us informed but, I do not like that my car is not update-able. Why can't they sale us a better modem?
 

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Maybe it is my age. But I am overjoyed simply to own a car that is electric, environmentally responsible, handles like it is on rails, and the perfect size for the urban streets and narrow windy hilly suburban roads in my area. With the right tires it goes through snow like a Subaru Outback (or the old VW Beetle) too.

Except for the remote-pre-heat-while-on-shore-power feature, the electronic stuff in cars does not interest me much. In particular, I hate those "infotainment" touch-screens on cars that are ergonomic disasters - especially for the reading-distance vision of those of us over 50. You could not give me a Tesla Model 3 - although I'd gladly take a Chevy Bolt!

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Oh, as as far as maintenance, since your car is now off-warranty, I would not worry about it. Except for the items checked by the annual inspection that most states (presumably California), there really is no maintenance on a Smart ED (or other electric cars) except for a battery pack desiccant cartridge - easily DIY-replaced every other year, and the heater/ac air filter replacement - also an easy DIY. Of course, be alert to the usual things you do in any car - fluid leaks, brake, steering, or suspension noises and the like.

Check the sticky topic about the desiccant replacement in this forum for more info.
 

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Just ordered a device from fasttech.com


OVMS v3.1 Kit w/ SIM5360 3G Modem Module (US Edition)
OVMS v3.1 w/ SIM5360, US Edition / SKU: 9642829


can install my own 3g card and looks like I will be able to see car from app


Designed for technically experienced OVMS v2 users and v3 developers
Functionality is approximately equivalent to basic OVMS v2 firmware, but some advanced features (such as ACC, SMS control, etc) are not available yet.
Firmware is far in advance of v2 in other aspects (such as built in web server, metrics, console, tcp/ip support, diagnostics, geofencing, scripting, etc).
Firmware can be updated either Over The Air (OTA), by Micro SD card, or over USB interface.
Supports Kia Soul EV, Nissan Leaf, Renault Twizy, Tesla Roadster.
The antenna and vehicle connectors for OVMS v3 are the same as for OVMS v2, and existing cables/antennas can generally be re-used for OVMS v3. Note, however, that the frequency ranges supported by individual 3G networks may be different than 2G, so may benefit from an antenna specifically designed for the 3G frequency ranges used.
Includes 2G (GSM/GPRS) and 2.5G (EDGE) quad band
Processor: ESP32 WROVER (16MB flash, 4MB SPI RAM, 520KB SARM)
Processor core: Dual-core
Processor frequency: 160MHz/240MHz
CAN bus no. : 3
 

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Going on 2 years now, I get at least $20 per month, starting in June $20 bonus if I don't charge between 2pm and 6 pm
 

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Just an FYI - a 14 mm allen also works great to R&R the desiccant cartridge and is typically easier/cheaper to find, maybe already have on hand. Also the cartridge can easily be changed without jacking up the car at all. I like the idea of just replacing the beads. That's probably the route I'll go once mine are out of warranty.

Len
2014 EV Coupe 19,500 miles
2014 EV Cabriolet 15,000 miles
 
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