Indicators Flash 9x
When you click unlock on the keyfob, does your indicators flash 9 times very quickly?
Fortwo 450 and Roadster Information ONLY
If the indicators flash 9 times it means there is a fault with the key.
It can be 1 of 2 faults, 1 is OK, the other isn't good.
The OK Fault
If you press unlock on the key and the indicators flash 9 times, the doors open and you can
start the car then the battery in the keyfob is running low and should be replaced straight away.
The Bad Fault
If you press unlock on the key and the indicators flash 9 times but the doors don't unlock
then you have problems. Even if you get in through the boot and open the doors, the
immobiliser will not be disabled so the car won't start.
The only way to fix this fault is to start the car with your spare key and take the car to a smart dealer or a smart specialist. They will either recode the car to the old key or code a new one.
What If I Only Have 1 Key?
Then you are an idiot for not getting a second key. The smart system can have
4 keys coded to it and the car comes from the factory with 2 keys as standard.
My Spare Key Does The Same That's Why I Used The Other One!
Then you only have yourself to blame, you waiting too long. Now you'll
have to trailer your car to your nearest smart dealer and have it sorted.
What If I Live Hundreds Of Miles Away From A Dealer?
You'll have to have it trailered hundreds of miles, simple.
What If I Don't Have A Smart Dealer In My Country?
You'd better find someone with a TAN code calculator and an MB-Star machine or
your car isn't moving. Shouldn't have bought a car in a country with no dealer backup.
Is There Any Way To Disable The Immobiliser?
I wouldn't put it here even if you could but anyway, it can't be done.
Is There A Sequence Of Button Presses I Can Do?
No there isn't.
Can I Recode the Old Key?
Sometimes you can use the old key, sometimes not, it depends on why it failed.