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Please note, this guide only applies to a mk7 fortwo with softouch.

To add to your driving comfort, why not install cruise control? Now that average speed cameras are becoming ever more common, cruise control may be more a necessity than a luxury. This addition will require a TAN from your local smart dealer. The exact price of the TAN varies but expect to pay around £100. Depending on if your car is a coupé or cabrio you will need the following part:

  • Cruise control and wiper stalk SQ001 2539 V004 C96A 0 for coupés
  • Cruise control and wiper stalk SQ001 2540 V004 C96A 0 for cabrios

Physically, all you need to do is replace the existing wiper stalk with the cruise control one.

You will also need the following tools:

  • Torx Bit T10

Start off by slackening the 4x TX10 screws under the steering wheel that secure the dash.

The top and bottom section of the dash will pull apart.

Move the speedo back out of the way. You can disconnect it if it makes it any easier to work. To remove the wiper stalk from the car, push the retaining clip in - you will hear it click. Pull the stalk upwards until it is free. You may need to gently persuade it with a screwdriver.

Remove the wiring by squeezing the lever on the side and pulling.

Now that the old wiper stalk is free, look at the wiring and you will notice a small connector that is taped back to the loom. Unwrap the tape that is securing this and straighten out the wires.

Plug the wiper connector back into the cruise control stick.

Plug the small connector into the socket on the righthand side.

Push the cruise control stalk back into place.

Clip the two sections of the dash back together before securing.

Replace all 4 Torx screws.

For the finishing touch, you need to remove the end cap from the old wiper stalk. I recommend using a blade to prise it off as a screwdriver will chew up the edges.

Once removed, simply clip onto the end of the cruise control stalk to complete the installation. The wipers will work but flicking the cruise control function will do nothing until you get a TAN from smart.

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