Remove the front panels. Click Remove the front frame. Click Remove the AC radiator. Click Remove the coolant radiator. Click You can now remove the fan surround.
451 Coupe & Cabrio Replacing the lights on the new smart is a whole lot easier and quicker than before. Open the boot and look to each side, you will see a flap on each side. The offside flap (shown below) hinges forwards when the clips are pushed in (circled...
Rear panel removal helps when fitting a replacement exhaust etc.
It's fairly common for the rear hatch to fill with water and this dribbles into the car when you open the hatch
Water Marks On The Inside Of The Boot Glass This used to drive me mad, I'd clean the windows all around but when I got in the car there were drip marks. After many trips back and forth to try and clean these marks off I realised that they were inside the car. Once I...
You can remove the lights for tinting etc, saves masking it all.
When I first got my 451 cabrio, I had the top down and reversed very slowly into a cross pole. The view out the back with the roof down is terrible and so is the sound of crunching plastic. Remove the rear panels from the car (yes, it's a fair bit of work just to...
Just incase you need to add any extra lights like fog or reverse.
There seems to be no reason to remove these but they could rattle.
This guide is working off of the back of this guide here. If you already have an American 451, you are good to go. I'll be fitting these speaker pods for 10cm speakers. You can get larger pods but it's overkill for rear speakers. They turned up quickly but in my usual...
The 451 coupe suffers a lot from a disconnected squirter pipe to the rear window
Flip open the cover to reveal... ...the squirter head and the 13mm nut. With a pair of pliers, carefully grip the tip, give it a wiggle and a pull... ...and the squirter tip will come out. Use a 13mm socket and remove the nut. Now you'll need a wiper puller of some...
This guide is for a right hand drive UK car. LHD cars will probably be the mirror opposite. For future reference, PAS = Power Assisted Steering. This guide now has 2 options on removing the rack. You Will Need A power steering controller. Part numbers below. A power...
Temporary additional space
A few jobs require the roof trim being removed, it is a fairly simple task.
SAM Unit 451 connections
Gain access to the cabin air inlet and the window squirting nozzle hosing
You will need to remove this cover if you want to remove the gear stick assembly, change the immobiliser chip detector or rescue a cabrio roof switch that has fallen through.
E = Earth
C4/8 = Connection plug 4, pin 8
Fuse* or F* = Direct connection fuse number
Black Yellow = Wire colour
Modules are labeled in the picture.
There are times when you just do not need to wear a seat belt to drive your car.