Dashboard. This might only work on a 700cc manufactured before May 2005 as it seems as though smart updated the ESP controller. I checked the brake lights and they are both working so its not that. The 450 smart fortwo - (1998 - 2007) ESP Turn Off. SMART models: My ABS and Traction Control light come on and stay on when I start my Smart car. There is now an increased risk of skidding. So, bottom line, unless the Smart ESP is advanced enough and doesn't gut the power at the first loss of tire traction in every instance then the driver should be able to disable it as needed since there will be cases that the sudden loss of power could be dangerous. Even on the slipperiest surface, you cannot spin out in this Smart by applying too much power, because the ESP is standing guard. Then if light stays on to go to dealer for check. This means the ESP has malfunctioned and is no longer able to stabilise the vehicle. A good thing, mostly, with a car this short, no matter how good a driver you are. able in a variety of colors. Just my .02 . I have heard this is a cheap and easy fix, I really could do with the help and walk through of the repair, Pictures would be great. Contrary to most vehicles, you cannot turn the ESP off on a Fortwo. Today when I used the car the esp light wasn't on, but after parking up and then 3 hours later coming home the flipping light is on again. The owners manual says that if the ESP light comes on, to turn the engine off and restart. Year of production: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Every driver should have the option to turn it off as needed. ESP control unit: 25: 15: Charge air fan motor Air conditioning compressor, only with air conditioning system Plus: 15: 16: Electric fuel pump: 10: 17: Rear window wiper (fortwo coupe) 15: 18: ESP control unit, restraint systems control unit: 7.5: 19: Outside mirror adjustment, only with electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors: 7.5: 20 To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Originally it was just used as it was from the Roadster. The ESP warning light (Electronic Stability Program) on the Smart Fortwo illuminates for the following reasons: Yellow ESP warning light, may include the message ‘System Inoperative’ depending on your model of Fortwo. With the Roadster cancelled it made more sense to have a cheaper cut down unit for the fortwo only. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Smart Fortwo (451; 2007 – 2015) – fuse box diagram. Page 10 The smart fortwo is avail- legroom and sufficient trunk capacity. So they expect that in some cases light will go away after just one restart. In our case it went away on second restart after letting car sit. Re: ESP warning light on Flippin car. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. smart smart fortwo conversion off-road tuning video click to load Disqus comments for this story This enables Disqus, Inc. to process some of your data.