Retrofitting the regen paddles - ED3 - two spoke steering wheel

  • Hi Georg,


    you "just" have to replace the steering wheel with one that has got the pedals. Wires are already there. After that you need to enable them yourselfe, or ask mercedes to do that for you. Did that myself already, but had them enabled by a friend.

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    smart fortwo Coupé 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, 05/2018 - 05/2021; 109.000km

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  • Hi,


    Thanks for the info.

    This is good news.
    I had heard that the 451 ED3 without paddles could not be easily retro-fitted with a paddle steering wheel and then enabled.

    My 451 ED3 has a 2 spoke steering wheel (i.e. no paddles) which is why I am interested in changing to the 3 spoke steering wheel with paddles and enabling regen.


    George

  • Replacing th steering wheel isn't hard hat at. It's just unscrewing the old on, unplugging everything and placing the new one on it. Just be aware of the airbag. The Mercedes dealer should be able to unlock the extra functionality of it for you.


    Hard would be getting the cruise control working, if your steering wheel had it. For some reason Mercedes won't do that for you. At least they only offered me to just do the peddles. Crousie control had to be manually done by a friend of me.

    smart fortwo Coupé 451er ED 3,7kW-Lader, 05/2013; > 250.000km (bei 250.000 km 22 kW nachgerüstet)

    smart fortwo Coupé 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, 05/2018 - 05/2021; 109.000km

    smart fortwo Cabrio 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, EZ 04/2021; > 15.000 km


    "Aus Gaspedal wird Spaßpedal"

    - Smart

  • Hi,

    I own 2 x 451 CDI's which I have run for a few years but this is my first ED3. One of the 451 CDI's has the 3 spoke wheel with paddle shift which I imagine will be very similar to the ED3 version. I haven't considered cruise control on a 451 because I mainly drive on 'A' roads (two lane) in the UK and rarely on motorways.

    I'll get a 3 spoke wheel for the ED3 and get started.


    George

  • One of the 451 CDI's has the 3 spoke wheel with paddle shift which I imagine will be very similar to the ED3 version.

    Depending on the CDI, it's even the same. There seem to be two whiring versions. PreFacelift and Facelift. The ED3 needs the Facelift.


    Not sure how you would rewire it from prefacelift to facelift. But should be doable.

    smart fortwo Coupé 451er ED 3,7kW-Lader, 05/2013; > 250.000km (bei 250.000 km 22 kW nachgerüstet)

    smart fortwo Coupé 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, 05/2018 - 05/2021; 109.000km

    smart fortwo Cabrio 453er EQ 22kW-Lader, EZ 04/2021; > 15.000 km


    "Aus Gaspedal wird Spaßpedal"

    - Smart

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