How-To

DIY tips for inside, outside, and under the hood.

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Model Year 2016 & Newer

Learn how to operate and maintain your smart fortwo with these helpful videos.

interior

Overview: Operating The Media System (5:27)

Hop in for a quick tour of the multifaceted multi media system of the smart fortwo. Steering wheel controls, touch screen, and convenient nobs help you navigate the radio, mobile phone calls, GPS, and other vehicle settings.

Overview: Operating The Automatic Climate Control (1:56)

Too hot. Too cold. Just right. Find your perfect temp in the smart fortwo with its easy-to-use automatic climate control. Comfortably switch from auto mode to manual, depending on how much control you desire.

Overview: Operating The Audio System (3:41)

Get down tonight with the smart fortwo's full feature audio system. The smart comes fully equipped with all your audio needs: radio, bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, AUX and USB ports, and audio streaming.

Bluetooth Pairing (0:59)

For vehicles without a smart media system, see how to pair your phone via Bluetooth so you can make calls, stream music, and more.

Bluetooth Pairing with smart Media System (1:30)

For vehicles with a smart media system, syncing your phone via Bluetooth is simple using the intuitive touch screen.

Operating Cabrio Top (2:10)

The cabrio's canvas top can be adjusted to several different levels of open-air driving, while the two roof crossbars can be removed and stored for the full convertible experience.

Saving Radio Presets (1:15)

See how to operate the smart audio system, plug in external devices, and save your favorite stations.

Smart Media Interface (0:48)

Get a quick introduction to the smart media system, a touchscreen display which can be used to control music, navigation, vehicle settings and more.

Steering Wheel Controls (1:47)

The smart fortwo is equipped with several steering wheel controls. You can set and adjust cruise control, manage the audio system, issue voice commands and more, all with both hands on the wheel.

Use of Automatic Climate Control (2:02)

Learn how to adjust the settings of your climate control including the temperature, fan speed, and air distribution.

Use of Multimedia (1:21)

With the smart media system, you can access your radio presets and easily connect to a device through Bluetooth, USB, SD, or an Auxiliary cord.

Use of Navigation (1:53)

The smart fortwo's navigation lets you enter a destination or search for a point-of-interest using the smart media system or voice control.

Use of smart Cross Connect (1:55)

Learn how to install the smartphone bracket and use the free Cross Connect app to stream music, view vehicle data, find parking spaces, and more.

Vehicle Settings (0:41)

Using the smart media system, you can adjust vehicle settings for features like automatic door lock and rear camera display.

Shift & Adjust Driving Modes (1:08)

Whether you have a manual or automatic transmission, you can drive more efficiently by selecting different driving modes (E for efficiency and comfort, or S for sporty, dynamic driving).

Heat Your Seats (0:19)

Learn how to activate your seat heaters during those cold, winter months.

Use Automatic Lock (0:16)

The automatic locking function can be easily activated to ensure that the doors are locked as soon as you begin to drive.

Operate The Audio System (0:53)

From presetting your radio, to plugging in with the aux or USB port, to pairing your phone via Bluetooth, there's many ways to rock out in your smart.

Install & Remove Your Subwoofer (0:14)

Your smart comes equipped with a JBL subwoofer behind the driver's seat. Learn how to remove it for extra space and put it back for extra bass.

Personalize Your Settings (0:43)

The smart computer system lets you adjust your display, view your average speed and fuel economy, and check your coolant temp or service messages. You can also adjust the time, language, or ambient lighting.

exterior

Remove The Hood (0:43)

To add windshield washer fluid or check the engine coolant, remove the front service hood using your key.

engine & parts

Access The Tire Mobility Kit (0:25)

Your smart fortwo comes with a TireFit kit, which includes a sealant and compressor if you're ever in need of tire repair. It's located in a storage compartment under the passenger seat foot area.

Check Your Engine (0:36)

The smart fortwo's turbocharged engine is located in the rear. Learn how to remove the engine compartment cover to change the oil or perform other engine maintenance.

Model Year 2008- 2015

The PDFs below provide step-by-step instructions for maintaining your smart fortwo.