On Page 289 of the owners manual it states that if you want to tow the Smart car to install a matching on and off switch on the battery, I have called the dealer in KC and they do not know of anything like this. I emailed the Smart USA and I got the same answer from them and they suggested I use this website as maybe someone knows where to get this item. If anyone has put an "On & Off" switch on the battery I would like to know what they used and where they obtained it.

 

Any information would be appreciated.

 

Thank You

Don Lucas

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I have looked and signed up for this website and I cannot find this information. Can you give me a little direction as to how to get to this answer once I am logged in?

Thanks for your reply

jwight said:

The link should take you directly to the thread; if not, you can go to the towing forum: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f77/  and then look for the thread from there.

I finally found the article, but no one has tried to install a battery disconnect like the manual refers to, but thanks for your input, I appreciate it.

 

Don

jwight said:

The link should take you directly to the thread; if not, you can go to the towing forum: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f77/  and then look for the thread from there.

I'm not an expert by any means but I think most of the towers have concluded the battery disconnect isn't really needed.  You could ask the question there and see what they say.

Don Lucas said:

I finally found the article, but no one has tried to install a battery disconnect like the manual refers to, but thanks for your input, I appreciate it.

 

Don

jwight said:

The link should take you directly to the thread; if not, you can go to the towing forum: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f77/ and then look for the thread from there.

Thanks for your response, I have an ElCamino that I have put a disconnect switch on it so when it sets for a few weeks all I have to do is turn the knob on the battery and it shuts off the battery and when I am ready to drive it all I have to do is turn the know back down and the battery is connected again, I was looking for the same type of thing for the Smart as I am leaving the State for three months and I wanted to just be able to shut it off and then turn it back on again when I get back. So far I have not been able to find this item for the Smart, even though the manual says to install one.

 

Thanks again

jwight said:

I'm not an expert by any means but I think most of the towers have concluded the battery disconnect isn't really needed.  You could ask the question there and see what they say.

Don Lucas said:

I finally found the article, but no one has tried to install a battery disconnect like the manual refers to, but thanks for your input, I appreciate it.

 

Don

jwight said:

The link should take you directly to the thread; if not, you can go to the towing forum: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f77/ and then look for the thread from there.

I dont know of any reason you could not use the same one that is used in a boat and mount it under the dash on your passenger side. I could be wrong of course but its just a thought..

Don Lucas said:

Thanks for your response, I have an ElCamino that I have put a disconnect switch on it so when it sets for a few weeks all I have to do is turn the knob on the battery and it shuts off the battery and when I am ready to drive it all I have to do is turn the know back down and the battery is connected again, I was looking for the same type of thing for the Smart as I am leaving the State for three months and I wanted to just be able to shut it off and then turn it back on again when I get back. So far I have not been able to find this item for the Smart, even though the manual says to install one.

 

Thanks again

jwight said:

I'm not an expert by any means but I think most of the towers have concluded the battery disconnect isn't really needed.  You could ask the question there and see what they say.

Don Lucas said:

I finally found the article, but no one has tried to install a battery disconnect like the manual refers to, but thanks for your input, I appreciate it.

 

Don

jwight said:

The link should take you directly to the thread; if not, you can go to the towing forum: http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f77/ and then look for the thread from there.

Most auto supply stores should carry what you are looking for.  They call it an isolation switch.  Fairly easy to install.  Good luck

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