2011 Smart ForTwo (451) Rear Indicator (Signal) Bulb Replacement :

This process can be applied to any bulb located in the rear cluster.

TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC-TIC

This noise coupled with an extremely fast flashing indicator normally means a blown bulb.

So on this occasion it was the rear nearside that had decided it had served its time.

This is a very easy repair and although not one that will save you an absolute fortune, it will save you the price of a good take out meal for you and the Mrs / Mr! Who would want to turn that down, eh?

The first and really only thing you will need is a replacement indicator (signal) bulb. Check the bulb before you buy, but I believe it is a BLB382A :

1. It is orange.
2. The pins are offset.

Try your local Motor Factors for the bulb first, this is how you will be saving the money! My local had one and it came in at a whopping £1.00, yep a single one pound coin. One of the ‘High Street’ Retailers was looking £9.99 and £6.99 to fit it.

This little process saved me… £15.98 – Better in my pocket, and supports our local Motor Factors.

The procedure itself is very simple and I will outline it in points.

1. Remove the cover from inside the boot corresponding the the side that needs the blub replaced.

 photo P1020818_zps63bc5a2a.jpg

2. Gently remove the sound proofing to allow you access to the rear light cluster panel.

 photo P1020824_zps6bbac9fb.jpg

3. Squeeze the clip highlighted, this will free the cluster unit. This is actually the hardest bit – Remove the cluster, to enable access to the bulbs. You will notice a cable running into the cluster I disconnected this for the purposes of taking the photos. If you have enough room to work without removing this there is no necessity to do so.

 photo P1020825b_zps3cea31e7.jpg

4. Replace the blown bulb.

 photo P1020827_zpsb6abdcea.jpg

5. Reseat the cluster unit – listening for the click from the clip.

6. Adjust the soundproofing.

7. Re-attach the access panel.

8. Safely dispose of the blown bulb.

9. Enjoy the safety of a full set of indicators.

Advertisements
About

This blog covers three things (mainly - I'll post other interesting things too) - motorcycling, technology and photography. The photography is mainly linked to the other two. So sit back, get a Coke and a smile, read and enjoy! Comments are welcome, so if you want to say something - please, feel free! Check me out on : Twitter : @TomBoyNI Instagram : BMWR1200GSA2010

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in How To, Motoring

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities
Upcoming Road Racing Events
  • Skerries 100 June 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm Skerries Roads close at 14:00 hrs.
  • Skerries 100 July 1, 2017 at 8:00 am – 5:30 pm Skerries Roads close at 09:00 hrs.
  • Armoy Bike Run, Barbeque and Church Service July 23, 2017 at 9:00 am – 2:00 pm ArmoynBallymoney, Northern Ireland The launch of the Armoy Race Week will commence with the, 'Armoy Ride Out'. Riders meet at 10.00am at the Armoy club office (Main Street, Armoy) to 'sign on'. This year, the route will head off to Ballymoney passing the Dunlop Memorial Gardens on the way to Limavady via Aghadowey and Ringsend. The ride will…
  • Armoy Road Races Family Entertainment July 24, 2017 at 11:00 pm – 9:00 pm ArmoynBallymoney, Northern Ireland An evening of family entertainment including competitions, bike safety event and car boot sale.
  • Armoy Classic Car Display July 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm ArmoynBallymoney, Northern Ireland Ballymoney Old Vehicle Club will be visiting Armoy at 7.00pm. This regular spectacle attracts all types of classic, rare & collectable cars and trucks and a huge number of enthusiasts turn out in the village to admire the scene and enjoy the craic as they watch the vehicles head off on their tour of the…
Subscribe to the TBNI Road Racing iCal Calendar

Subscribe to the TBNI Road Racing Calendar here to stay up to date with all the timing and info for the Racing Season Ahead... ***Click Here*** TBNI Road Racing iCal Calendar*** Click Here*** - keep all the latest dates, times and info update to date on your iPhone, iPad, Mac & iCal compatible devices!

iCal

iCal

This is TBNI

This is TBNI

TBNI Babe of the Moment!
Follow me on Twitter
TBNI.blog Official Motorcycle Instagram
The Mountain Road - its like Where's Wally but where is #BigYellow #Snaefell #IsleOfMan #TT course #2017 #TTRaces #bmw #gs #r1200 #r1200gs #r1200gsa #adventure #gsa #motorrad #motorcycle #motorbike #motorcycling #travel #touring #adventure #abr #adventurebike #adventurebikerider #rider #overland One of the most famous pubs in the racing world at #cregnybaa #Snaefell #IsleOfMan #TT course #2017 #TTRaces #bmw #gs #r1200 #r1200gs #r1200gsa #adventure #gsa #motorrad #motorcycle #motorbike #motorcycling #travel #touring #adventure #abr #adventurebike #adventurebikerider #rider #overland When it's #oneway you know it's going to be a good way! #WindyCorner #Snaefell #IsleOfMan #TT course #2017 #TTRaces #bmw #gs #r1200 #r1200gs #r1200gsa #adventure #gsa #motorrad #motorcycle #motorbike #motorcycling #travel #touring #adventure #abr #adventurebike #adventurebikerider #rider #overland
Archives
2017 Isle of Man TT Festival
2017 Isle of Man TT : Race Festival BeginsMay 27th, 2017
27th - 9th June 2017 - The Isle of Man TT Race Festival! See you there!

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 491 other followers

Follow TBNI – The Official TBNI World Blog on WordPress.com
TBNI Bike / Paddock Girl of the Moment :
Blog Stats
  • 138,641 hits
%d bloggers like this: