You have to select a gear and either roll down a hill or have the car pushed so the road wheels will
turn the engine fast enough for the clutch to engage and start the combustion cycle of the engine.
Fortwo 800cc diesel (451)
Turn ignition to position 1,
Hold the foot brake and push the gear lever right to select gear 1,
Push the gear lever forward again to select gear 2,
Press accelerator to the floor while still stationary,
Start rolling or get someone to push,
Once the car is moving the clutch will automatically engage and the engine will start.
then release the gear lever and accelerate as normal.
Forfour with manual gearbox.
Push in the clutch and hold it in,
Put the gearbox into 2nd gear,
3 possible reasons spring to mind,
The battery is dead,
The alternator is faulty,
the starter motor is siezed.
The battery is located in the passenger footwell under the foam block, test the
battery with a multimeter to determine the voltage. It should show over 12 volts.
Start the car up and place the multimeter on the battery terminals again, if the alternator
is working correctly you should be able to read a voltage of about 14.2 volts or higher.
If the starter motor is siezed, the engine won't turn over dispite the battery being fine.
Once the car has been push started it should drive normally and the battery light shouldn't
be illuminated at any time.