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Keys

Started Feb 11 0 Replies

  Not really wanting to spend 300 bucks for a key to leave in the switch when I am in Toad Mode,can anyone tell me if I can just purchase the base key without the transmitter that would allow the…Continue

Towing and Tail Lights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wallace Rumbarger Jan 22. 1 Reply

  There seems to be several ways to ensure that the brake, turn signal and tail lights all work from the tow vehicle. I guess the question would be what is the best way? I have everything I need to…Continue

Smart Towing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Stump Jan 9. 3 Replies

  It seems this topic has been bought up before several years ago.Believing all the information provided in this and other forums, I am in process of installing a tow system for my 08.I went with the…Continue

 

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Fred Stump posted a discussion

Keys

  Not really wanting to spend 300 bucks for a key to leave in the switch when I am in Toad Mode,can anyone tell me if I can just purchase the base key without the transmitter that would allow the switch to be turned to the just off position and left there while towing?The car can not be started without the transmitter but, there must be a way not to leave a non transmitter key in the switch.Thanks in advance.FredSee More
Feb 11
Wallace Rumbarger replied to Fred Stump's discussion Towing and Tail Lights
"There was a thread on either this forum or www.smartcarofamerica.com where a member posted about using REMOTE & WIRELESS taillights that screwed into the rear tow-bolt holes on the smart? Can't seem to find it at the moment,…"
Jan 22
Fred Stump replied to Jeff Smith's discussion Who works on Smarts other than dealers?
"  If you find on let me know. I'm in VaBch and also had to go to Tysinger an hour away without HRBT traffic. Fred"
Jan 22
Fred Stump posted a discussion

Towing and Tail Lights

  There seems to be several ways to ensure that the brake, turn signal and tail lights all work from the tow vehicle. I guess the question would be what is the best way? I have everything I need to connect to the existing wiring including diodes to prevent sending voltage back in the wiring to things that don't work well when that happens. But, here's the issue, everything kit available is based on standard 14awg wiring.  The Smart Car is no where near 14, it seems to be somewhere around 20awg…See More
Jan 22
Fred Stump replied to Fred Stump's discussion Smart Towing
"  Thank you for your response. I appreciate you taking your time to get the answer. Fred"
Jan 9
Eric Angeloro - smart USA replied to Fred Stump's discussion Smart Towing
"Hi Fred - I confirmed with Engineering the key has to stay in due the need to have the key in place to get in and out of park. It's a safety concern. Sorry it's not the answer you were hoping for, but glad you asked._ Eric"
Jan 9
Eric Angeloro - smart USA replied to Fred Stump's discussion Smart Towing
"Hi Fred - According to the manual on page 202, the key must stay in the ignition. I will ask Engineering to see if there is any way around this, but it may not be recommended.  Eric"
Jan 9
Fred Stump posted a discussion

Smart Towing

  It seems this topic has been bought up before several years ago.Believing all the information provided in this and other forums, I am in process of installing a tow system for my 08.I went with the Smart Tow system. www.smart-tow.com  as the system does not require drilling or welding of any of the frame parts as the others do. The SMI brake system mentioned can be purchased online in the states.The system is light weight (18Kg = 39 lbs. for…See More
Jan 6
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