Introduction

The Smart Roadster front bonnet can misbehave and not close completely when lowering it, having to apply a lot of force to completely close it. In this simple guide I will show you how to adjust the closing mechanism so that it will close completely with minimal force applied.

Tools

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: The 13mm screw used to adjust the closing mechanism of the bonnet. This is the one that probably needs adjustment
  • Open the bonnet from the inside of the car (use the lever in the glove-box) and raise the bonnet completely open.

  • The 13mm screw used to adjust the closing mechanism of the bonnet. This is the one that probably needs adjustment

  • Screws which secure the mechanism to the bonnet

  • Spring which raises the bonnet slightly so that it can be further opened by hand

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Image 1/1: The missing black paint on the screw indicates how much this bonnet closing mechanism needed adjustment
  • Use the 13mm Wrench to screw/unscrew the bonnet closing mechanism so that it gets adjusted. Usually it needs unscrewing a little so that it reaches the closing mechanism on the car.

  • The missing black paint on the screw indicates how much this bonnet closing mechanism needed adjustment

  • After adjusting, if unscrewing was needed and the closing mechanism screw shows unpainted parts it would be wise to spray-paint the area to protect from corrosion/rust in the future.

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Conclusion

After adjustment the front bonnet should fully close easily when lowering.

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