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Acronyms In The Smart World

SAM, TIK, OBD. What the hell does it all mean?

Modification Details

This isn't anywhere near finished, if you have any to add, let me know.
I'll give better explanations and alphabetical order eventually.


SAM - Signal Acquisition & Actuation Module - Footwell fusebox in newer smarts.
ZEE - Zentrale Einschub Elektrik (Central Electric Module) fusebox in older smarts.
AMT - Automatic Manual Transmission.
SE Drive - Sequential Drive - The gear stick module.
TAN - Transaction Number, a code for activating extras on the smart like paddleshift and auto.
TIK - Turbo Induction Kit - Pipe between the air filter and the turbo.
OBD - On Board Diagnostics - A sockets connected to the ECU.
ECU - Electronic Control Unit - The smart's brain.
MAF - Mass Air Flow - Sensor that measures the air volume entering the engine.
MAS - Mass Air Sensor - Sensor that measures the air mass entering the engine.
HSA - Hill Start Assist - Brakes hold for a fraction of a second to stop you rolling.
EBD - Electronic Brake Distribution - Brakes selective wheels to improve stopping.
ESP - Electronic Stabilty Protection - Limits power if the car slides.
BCS - Boost Control Solenoid - Controls the bypass wastegate.
MAP - Mass (or Manifold) Absolute Pressure - Measures the air pressure.
EGR - Exhaust Gas Recirculator - Feeds hot exhaust air into the engine.
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number - Unique number stamped on all cars.
ABS - Antilock Braking System - Stops you skidding.
Trust - The oldest version of ESP.
Trust+ - An update to Trust.
MHD - Micro Hybrid Drive - Stop/start on the 451.
DPF - Diesel Particulate Filter - Emissions reducing device on Euro 5 diesel 451.


ESKULAB - Elektronische Kulanzabfrage - A fair trade query.
WIS - Werkstatt (Workshop) Information System - Merc workshop manual.
EPC - Electronic Parts Catalogue - parts catalogue on CD.
MEG1.0 - It's what smart call the ECU in a 600cc smart.
MEG1.1 - It's what smart call the ECU in a 700cc smart.
ME-SFI - It's what smart call the ECU in a 999cc smart.


ICE - In Car Entertainment, stereo, dvd, lcd screens etc.
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display, flat screens.
DVD - Digital Versatile Disc.
TIK - Turbo Induction Kit - Pipe between the air filter and the turbo.
DV - Dump Valve, a valve that opens to purge excess boost.


450 - Generation 1 smart fortwo, mk1 to mk7. 1998 - 2006.
451 - Generation 2 smart fortwo. 2007 - 2015.
C453 - Generation 3 smart fortwo. 2016 onwards.
452 - Roadster. 2003 - 2007.
454 - Forfour. 2004 - 2006.
W453 - Generation 2 forfour. 2016 onwards.


Nearside - The left side of the car as you sit in it facing forward.
Offside - The right side of the car as you sit in it facing forward.
Left - <---- That way.
Right - This way ---->.


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