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...
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...
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.
Did you know that smart actually sell official seat covers? Well, they do. Smart part number A 451 970 00 88. They are good quality but (as you can expect), not cheap. However, they appear on eBay sometimes. That's where I got mine and they cost me about £30...
Have you noticed how the 451 seat belts don't retract very well?
It's not the belt, it's the angle of the guide causing friction.
How often does a smart fortwo 451 need to be serviced?
The sides of the dash should be removed to allow removal of the upper and lower dash, also handy for running wires.
This is the indicator (side repeater) on the 451 fortwo. Removing it from the wing panel isn't as easy as some other sites make out. Some sites believe that they can be pushed backwards slightly and pulled out from the front edge. That doesn't work on the 451...
The new smart side skirts need to be removed to gain access to the fixings to remove the front and rear panels.
Fit an S-mann rear spoiler.
Why put up with the Brabus skirts which are just painted standard skirts, lets fit something better.