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Premium Mod 453 Seat Belt Reminder Disable453 Fortwo/Forfour

Disable The Seat Belt Alarm - 453 I'm sure none of you are stupid enough not to drive with the seatbelt on, However, there are times when you know you don't need it and don't want the speedo making noises and complaining. When I'm driving through the car park at work,...

Premium Mod 453 Seat Belt Removal453 Fortwo/Forfour

Slide the seat forwards and remove the bolt that holds the belt to the car body using a 16mm socket. Pull the boot side panel off to reveal the seat belt guide. Remove the bolt with a 16mm socket. Move down to the seat belt reel. Remove the bolt using a 16mm socket....

Normal Mod 453 Seat Removal453 Fortwo/Forfour

There are literally some reasons to remove the seats. My reason will become clear later. Here are the horrible standard seats. Why the fuck would you make white fabric seats! How long will they stay white? Slide the seats all the way back to reveal the front Torx E12...

Normal Mod 453 Service Reset453 Fortwo/Forfour

Service Reset Method Colour Display Using the up or down arrow on the left side of the steering wheel, cycle through the information on the multi coloured display until you reach the service screen. It'll show either 1 or 2 spanners/wrenches and how long left until...

Normal Mod 453 Service Schedule453 Fortwo/Forfour

453 Service Schedule - Fortwo, Forfour with turbo and non turbo engine. A Service (1 Spanner) Replace cabin filter Replace engine air filter (Turbo model only) Change oil and oil filter Check and correct all tyre pressures Check all exterior lights for proper...

Normal Mod 453 Side Window Removal453 Fortwo/Forfour

This only covers the 453 fortwo because the door panel is plastic and can be removed. Look at the bottom of the glass, front and back. See the arrowed areas below. Simply remove the Torx screws from both clips. The black plastic cover will flip down. Make sure you are...

Premium Mod 453 Single DIN Stereo Adapter453 Fortwo/Forfour

The problem with the 453 is the design of the standard stereos. They are a single DIN body with a double DIN face. That's an incredibly rare layout which seriously limits the aftermarket stereos you can fit. Currently you are limited to 3 original fitment aftermarket...

Normal Mod 453 Space Saver Wheel453 Fortwo/Forfour

The 453 has a far more common fitment of PCD 100mm with a centre bore of 60.1mm That means you are just limited to smart 453 wheels to use for a spare. There are a lot of cars that have actual proper space saver spare wheels available. Go onto eBay and find a 15" or...

Premium Mod 453 Spark Plug Change453 Fortwo/Forfour

This page covers both turbo and non turbo models. Spark Plug Numbers Smart Part Numbers: Non turbo - A 281 159 01 00 Turbo - A 281 59 00 03 Aftermarket Numbers: Non turbo - Champion REA8MX Non turbo - Champion OE130/T10 Non turbo - Denso XE20HRU9 Non turbo - NGK...

Premium Mod 453 Speedo Disassembly453 Fortwo/Forfour

Remove the speedo. There are 6 of these clips around the outside of the speedo. They are very easy to unclip using a screwdriver. 2 clips on the top on each side... ...and 2 clips on the bottom. Pull the rear plastic cover from the speedo. Turn the speedo with the...

Normal Mod 453 Speedo LED Change453 Fortwo/Forfour

The LEDs in the 453 speedo are very common. You have 2 types. The main type being the PLCC-2 in various colours. I have used a red sharpie to highlight the notch in the package. This tells you which way around the replacement LED has to be soldered in. As you probably...

Normal Mod 453 Speedo Removal453 Fortwo/Forfour

Pull off the decorative dashboard trim either side of the speedo. Either side of the speedo cowl are Torx 20 screws, remove them... ...and the Torx screw on the top. Lift the cowl upwards... ...to reveal another 2 screws, 1 on each side. Again, Torx 20. Then the...

Normal Mod 453 Steering Wheel Removal453 Fortwo/Forfour

Disconnect the battery negative terminal and remove the airbag. Pull the wires to one side and you'll see a Torx 50 bolt. Depending on your country, 2 or 3 connections will be nestled into the steering wheel. Pull them out or disconnect them... ...so they are all...

Normal Mod 453 Stereo – Pioneer EVO6XDAB453 Fortwo/Forfour

Pioneer have now released 2 stereos that will fit using these instructions. SPH-EVO62DAB and SPH-EVO64DAB. The EVO64DAB is the replacement update unit to the previous model. It's very similar but the EVO64DAB has wireless Apple CarPlay and non physical buttons....

Normal Mod 453 Stereo Removal453 Fortwo/Forfour

Smart Audio System This is the basic stereo found in the 453. Take a plastic spudger and jam it in between the black cowel and silver band. Work all the way around from 1 side, underneath and to the other side to disconnect all of the clips. Lift the bottom to...

Normal Mod 453 Stereo Time Problems453 Fortwo/Forfour

Incorrect Time On 453 Media Nav If you are seeing --:-- instead of the time, update the software to sort the Week Number Roll Over issue. I Have Updated But The Time Is Still Wrong More and more people are saying they are having this issue. I don't personally have...

Premium Mod 453 Stiff Manual Gear Change453 Fortwo/Forfour

You might not know by looking at the price but the 453 is a cheaply made car. There are a lot of "that'll do" engineering, especially since it's a rehashed Renault. Manual gear shifters can feel good or shit. Being cheap, the 453 manual gearshift feels shit. However,...

Premium Mod 453 Stop Start Disable453 Fortwo/Forfour

Why Disable Stop Start On The 453? Unlike the 451 MHD, the stop start system isn't a weak point that'll break and kill the engine. However, there are a lot of people who just don't like the stop start system. Me being one of them. Sure, you can disable it by pressing...

Normal Mod 453 Stop/Start Fault453 Fortwo/Forfour

Not Just Stop/Start The 453 models have an electrical issue. Well, they have several electrical issues. I know what you're thinking. "It's a Renault, what did you expect". However, almost all of the electrical quirks found on the 453 fortwo and 453 forfour can be...

Normal Mod 453 Suspension Removal Front453 Fortwo/Forfour

Loosen the wheel bolts, jack the car up, remove the wheel bolts fully and... ...remove the wheel. Spray all of the fixings in penetrating lubricant and go have a cup of Bovril. On the top of the knuckle is a Torx 30 screw, remove it. Pull the brake hose grommet from...