Itasca Mark
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Headlamps Burning Out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Ricewasser Nov 12, 2013. 21 Replies


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Itasca Mark commented on Carolyn's group Chicago Area Smart Car Enthusiasts
"I'm up for a meet if the date works out. "
Sep 8
Itasca Mark commented on Jagzoo's group Smart Cabrio
"Cheryl, Dana is correct. I'm on year five driving my smart and last year was the first with snow Blizzak snow tires. Driving with common sense I never had issues. However, with the snow tires I was zipping around like it was the middle of…"
Oct 30, 2014
Itasca Mark commented on Carolyn's group Chicago Area Smart Car Enthusiasts
"For sale: KLEEN WHEELS BRAKE DUST SHIELDS number 1019.  I bought them years ago but never took them out of the bag. I ended up needed brakes and opted for the more expensive non-dusting type.  I found the description below online: KLEEN…"
Sep 1, 2014
Itasca Mark commented on Carolyn's group Chicago Area Smart Car Enthusiasts
"Can't make it on Sunday. Have fun everyone."
Jul 12, 2014
Itasca Mark commented on Carolyn's group Chicago Area Smart Car Enthusiasts
"Welcome to the group Jwight. clicker is right, it's been more than slow for a while. Maybe with the long winter coming to an end folks will come out of hibernation and maybe we'll have some meets next this spring and summer.  "
Apr 8, 2014
Itasca Mark commented on Carolyn's group Chicago Area Smart Car Enthusiasts
"Happy Snow Year to all... Thought I'd let everyone know I bought a set of four Blizzak snow tires and installed them on the stock rims. I drove them through four snow events including New Years Eve and NY Day.  This is the 5th winter…"
Jan 1, 2014
Robert Ricewasser replied to Itasca Mark's discussion Headlamps Burning Out
"There is a headlamp resister kit that you can acquire at your smart Center parts dept. The p/n is: A 451 540 23 06.  This is what smart recommends you install to prevent frequent headlamp bulb replacement. "
Nov 12, 2013
Brad Garbus replied to Itasca Mark's discussion Headlamps Burning Out
"This car loves bulbs..  Strange part is the right one I replace about once a year, the left one I replace every 4-6 months.   I purchased a case of OEM OSRAM bulbs on ebay for about $3 a bulb, well worth the investment.  "
Nov 12, 2013

Profile Information

I've been a smart owner since
February 9, 2009
I've been a smart reservation holder since
April 1, 2008
Itasca Illinois
My favorite things about smart
It's efficient, recyclable and you can park two to a standard parking spot...However, I love it because it's like going to work in an amusement park ride everyday. It's simply a hoot to drive!
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My (red light) FAQ's

Posted on April 18, 2010 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

Now that spring has sprung, car windows will be open and convertible tops dropped, it is once again the busy season for questions about our smarts.

With that thought in mind I thought I'd share a handout that I give to folks who ask questions about my smart. If you are on this site you probably own one and I'm sure you have experienced the myriad of questions as well. Instead of simply answering a couple of questions and moving on I thought it would be more fun (and…


smart T-shirt

Posted on January 23, 2010 at 2:53pm 4 Comments

I have come up with a few ideas for smart related T-shirts. Does anyone know the best way to get them from idea to T-shirt? One uses the smart logo so there may be copyright issues. Thoughts on who best to talk to about use of the logo?

Thanks in advance for your input.

Random Thoughts

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 10:55am 11 Comments

Is it just me or do other smart owners grin when driving alongside a hummer? ;-)

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At 4:12pm on March 6, 2011, Scott Fitzer said…
Yeah, it would be fun to see all of the Smarts in one place.
At 9:58pm on September 11, 2010, Forest said…
I just needed to sneak back in after I got the boot the other day.
At 3:18pm on June 18, 2009, Jan Waddell said…
Regarding the grin and hummer comment; I grin ALL THE TIME WHEN I'M DRIVING MY CAR! Of course, I've only had it since the 13th and owned it since the 15th, but hey, it's a FUN car.
At 10:44am on January 25, 2009, Itasca Mark said…
Hi all,

Configured the Smart three weeks ago. Was excited at the time; like a kid in a candy shop. Now the excitement is ebbing and the impatience is growing. My wife thinks I'm nutzz.

She's right!

By the time I get my Cabriolet, I'll have been waiting 16 to 18 months. Arrrrrg-another 8 -10 months, I mean yeah!-only 8 -10 months left, Arrrrrg-another 8 -10 months...

Yeah, she's right alright.

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