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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance how-to tutorials for the 2nd generation 2008 to 2014 Smart ForTwo city car.

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2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Key Fob Battery Change

1. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the key fob remote control for the keyless entry system of a second generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Smart Fortwo compact city car can become weak or stop working entirely.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the battery change procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or the thumbnail image.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

2. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your Smart Fortwo hasn't been working as well recently or the vents smell a bit musty or moldy, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

To view my DIY instructions for replacing the filter, including the compatible replacement part number, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Front Side Marker Bulb

3. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Front Side Marker Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out side marker light bulb located in the front quarter panel of your Smart Fortwo, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

4. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having trouble seeing out of the front windshield window of your 2nd generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Smart Fortwo during a rain or snow storm, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the OEM blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or picture.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade Change

5. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the back window of your Smart Fortwo during a rain storm, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo High Mount 3rd Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide
3rd Brake Light Bulb

6. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo High Mount 3rd Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out high mount third brake light bulb on the rear of your Smart Fortwo, check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Dome & Map Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Dome / Map Light Bulb

7. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Dome / Map Light Bulb Replacement Guide

The Smart Fortwo is equipped with a single overhead dome (also known as the "map") light in a translucent plastic housing attached to the headliner.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the dome / map bulb change procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

8. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out license plate light bulb in the tailgate of your Smart Fortwo (or upgrade them both to brighter LED bulbs), check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

9. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Electrical Fuses Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Smart Fortwo is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in the electrical panel.

Take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link above this paragraph or the thumbnail picture located on the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

10. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a second generation (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) Smart Fortwo contain the brake, rear turn signal and reverse light bulbs.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

11. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a Smart Fortwo contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and front side marker light bulbs.

If you need to change a burnt out light bulb, take a look at my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide
12V Car Battery Change

12. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Smart Fortwo on a cold morning and the OEM 12V car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out my DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM group size and compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

13. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo 3B21 1.0L Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element for the Mitsubishi 3B21 3.0 liter inline three cylinder motor in a Smart Fortwo should be cleaned at every oil change and replaced every 2 to 3 years or 30,000 to 45,000 miles.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Engine Oil Change Guide
Engine Oil Change

14. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Mitsubishi 3B21 1.0L Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your Smart Fortwo running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Mitsubishi 3B21 DOHC 1.0 liter three cylinder engine.

To view my DIY instructions for the oil change procedure (with the compatible replacement filter part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Front Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

15. 2008-2014 Smart Fortwo Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squealing, screeching or grinding noise coming from the front end of your Smart Fortwo when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front brake pads.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

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