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post #1 of 18 Old 06-02-2013, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Replacing Battery 550 and 575

I can't find a thread about replacing the battery in a 550 or 575. It looks like the antifreeze container must come out. Do all the hoses need to be removed? Anything else need to come out?


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Phil- Just disconnect the tank and move it to the side with the hoses still attached. Easy job after that. Make sure to disarm the alarm just before removing the battery to make sure the alarm does not think you are trying to steal the car.

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As Taz said, pretty straightforward job....although I'd turn off the master kill switch (circular knob near battery) before you get started. When completed, let the car go through the self-learn process and then reset the radio code. You do have the radio code; yes?

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Taz,

On 1.3 of the owner’s manual (550) it says “Read carefully the brochure supplied with the car, for a correct utilization of the alarm system”. I don’t have that brochure so, not surprisingly, the alarm system has always been a bit of a mystery to me. Can you refer me to a copy of that brochure?

I turned the battery switch “off” but did not disable the alarm system. What kind of trouble am I in?

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Dave, Taz,

I’m replacing the batteries on a 1998 550 and 2004 575. I moved the battery switch on both cars to the OFF position. I’ve been wondering what kinds of problems I’m going to have when I put in the new batteries and turn the switch back ON. I know that there is a learning sequence and I was going to look around FerrariLife, ect to try to find threads that deal with this. Any links would be greatly appreciated. I’ll look to see if I have the radio codes. Both cars need that? I won’t be actually replacing the batteries until next week.

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Phil,

The learning sequence is pretty simple. Install your freshly charged battery, kill switch on, ignition key on, wait for the OK and start the car. Let her run for 10 minutes...and you're done. I'll take a look-see around here, as I'm pretty sure I have a PDF of the alarm document. Then again, I probably got it from Taz, as he is the "document king."

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Philip- I sent the alarm manual to Ben Deetman for ferraridatabase.com, so you can download it for free if it is too big to post here.

Nope, small enough.

To Dave's run cycle, I would add a couple of things. Make sure you turn off the radio and air conditioning. Turn the ignition on for 30 seconds and then turn it off for 30 seconds. Turn on again and the rest like Dave said. A gentle drive after that, turning on the AC and reentering the code for the radio, will have everything back to normal.

Incidentally, if you do nothing, the system will eventually bring everything back to normal, but you might have to cycle the AC a few times before it starts working.
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Thank you Taz and Dave!


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Hi all. I had a similar issue with my 550. After a four months stop, I tried to start the engine, but I got nothing except the alarm screaming or a strange. 'Trtrtrtrtrtr' sound with the alarm red light flashing madly. Moving the key into the different positions obtained a few red icons, including the battery. Engine was dead along with windows, lights, etc. Note that I used the Ferrari tool to keep the battery charged, connected through the lighter. I have already tried to recharge the battery, with a proper charger, for 12 hours, but with no effect. Is the battery dead? Thank you! Ciao Mauro

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Mauro- Affirmative, sure sounds like it. She likely sulphated out on you and killed at least one cell. A new Bosch or FIAMM should fix you up.

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Thank you Taz! I will look for one tomorrow.
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Thank you Taz! I will look for one tomorrow.
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Ciao Mauro, come stai?
Nella mia 550 la batteria si scaricava dopo 3 settimane in garage senza usarla, aveva un assorbimento elevato che non sono mai riuscito a trovarne la causa, allora giravo su off lo stacca batteria tutte le volte quando la mettevo in garage per più di una settimana.
Invece nella 575 che ho adesso, anche dopo 3 settimane di non utilizzo la batteria è perfettamente ancora efficiente, io la 575 la uso almeno una volta ogni 3 settimane anche in inverno, se non piove !!
Mi dispiace che non ci siamo visti alla visita agli stabilimenti Ferrari, spero di vederti in una altra occasione, magari quest'anno riesci a partecipare alla festa del cavallino a Lugo ....
Saluti dalla Romagna.
In my old 550 the battery is discharged after 3 weeks in the garage without using it, it had a high absorption that I never managed to find the cause, then I turned off the battery switches every time when I put her in the garage for more than a week.
Instead, in the 575 I have now, even after 3 weeks of not use, the battery is yet fully effective, I use 575 at least once every 3 weeks in the winter, if it does not rain!
I'm sorry that we have not seen the visit to the Ferrari factory, I hope to see you in one other occasion, maybe this year you can join the festa del cavallino a Lugo ....
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Mauro- Affirmative, sure sounds like it. She likely sulphated out on you and killed at least one cell. A new Bosch or FIAMM should fix you up.
Hi Taz, I have just replaced the old battery with a Fiamm. The 550 started at the first try without any problem.
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Ciao Mauro, come stai?
Nella mia 550 la batteria si scaricava dopo 3 settimane in garage senza usarla, aveva un assorbimento elevato che non sono mai riuscito a trovarne la causa, allora giravo su off lo stacca batteria tutte le volte quando la mettevo in garage per più di una settimana.
Invece nella 575 che ho adesso, anche dopo 3 settimane di non utilizzo la batteria è perfettamente ancora efficiente, io la 575 la uso almeno una volta ogni 3 settimane anche in inverno, se non piove !!
Mi dispiace che non ci siamo visti alla visita agli stabilimenti Ferrari, spero di vederti in una altra occasione, magari quest'anno riesci a partecipare alla festa del cavallino a Lugo ....
Saluti dalla Romagna.
In my old 550 the battery is discharged after 3 weeks in the garage without using it, it had a high absorption that I never managed to find the cause, then I turned off the battery switches every time when I put her in the garage for more than a week.
Instead, in the 575 I have now, even after 3 weeks of not use, the battery is yet fully effective, I use 575 at least once every 3 weeks in the winter, if it does not rain!
I'm sorry that we have not seen the visit to the Ferrari factory, I hope to see you in one other occasion, maybe this year you can join the festa del cavallino a Lugo ....
Greetings from Romagna.
Ciao! I am well, thanks! I hope you are fine too. Yes it was a pity we didn't meet in Maranello with the Club, but I hope we will meet during the next factory tour. About the 550 battery, my car drains the battery in 20-30 days too, if not used. For that readon I bought the Ferrari battery tender, which worked fine so far. But this time the battery died and I just replaced it with a brand new Fiamm.
Ciao e a presto!
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Mauro- I love a happy ending. Good to hear from you again.

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Hi

After three years of using, the battery would no load. So I ordered a new one - Stk Varta Blue Dynamic E11 74Ah Autobatterie - and followed your instructions. Went really well.

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Phil- Just disconnect the tank and move it to the side with the hoses still attached. Easy job after that. Make sure to disarm the alarm just before removing the battery to make sure the alarm does not think you are trying to steal the car.

Hi, how you do disarm the alarm system on a 2003 575? if i cutoff battery (turning knob) and the remove battery the alarm goes off....

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Hit the fob button and listen for 2 beeps.

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