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post #1 of 10 Old 11-19-2015, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am not the most computer-literate person, but I know how to perform a search. I am coming up with very little useful information on what it takes to get a new/replacement key for my California in today's world. Before I head out to the dealership is there anything I need to know or do? I have read the forum and have been told the process has changed several times in recent years.

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-19-2015, 06:14 AM
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Proof of ownership and a check for more than you would expect is usually sufficient...

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-19-2015, 06:19 AM
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For me to get a new key and PIN retrieval, I had to provide a copy of the title and my drivers license. The address of both had to match. The key for my 355 cost me $325.00
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-19-2015, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks David and Dave. I understand they do not want some Joe Schmo walking in there and gettting a key for a car that does not belong to them. I do not have my Virginia tags yet, but once I get them I will pay a visit to Ferrari of Washington to try to get a second key.

I also got the "unfortunately, we cannot allow you to join the Ferrari Owners' Community" email detailing how exclusive the group is. I need to fax, yet again, my registration in order to complete the secret handshake.

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Thanks David and Dave. I understand they do not want some Joe Schmo walking in there and gettting a key for a car that does not belong to them. I do not have my Virginia tags yet, but once I get them I will pay a visit to Ferrari of Washington to try to get a second key.

I also got the "unfortunately, we cannot allow you to join the Ferrari Owners' Community" email detailing how exclusive the group is. I need to fax, yet again, my registration in order to complete the secret handshake.

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You don't need your tags, just your title and the address must match your driver's license. I also did this for the Ferrari owner's baloney - don't waste your time - it's worthless
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The newer Ferraris like the California have a completely different lithium battery key/fob system compared to the earlier ones. Virtually nothing is common with the older systems.

You can have up to 7 keys programmed into your California's alarm system. You need to bring all the keys you already have when you go to the dealer because they zero out the system and then program the system to accept all the keys at once.

Call the dealer to see what ID requirements they have for selling you a new key/fob for around $800. Probably no more than your driver's license and registration with your name on it. If ownership is complicated, work it out with them in advance.

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-21-2015, 09:41 PM
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just a confirmation of the procedure for adding or replacing programmable / chip controlled keys... ALL keys MUST be present during the procedure ... new key codes are issued for the entire batch... any keys omitted will no longer be recognized or work... it is a universal procedure among the car manufacturers...
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just a confirmation of the procedure for adding or replacing programmable / chip controlled keys... ALL keys MUST be present during the procedure ... new key codes are issued for the entire batch... any keys omitted will no longer be recognized or work... it is a universal procedure among the car manufacturers...
Sounds like I need to make an appointment to get this done?

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I had to order an extra key for my 430 (being traded on a Cali this week!) a few months back.

Ferrari of Seattle required that I provide my license and title - registration is explicitly not accepted. They state this is because it says "this is not proof of ownership" and they have to send the docs to Italy where they won't be accepted.

The key was $850-ish and there was another half hour of labor to program it, as I recall. Also, if you don't have the key card, they have to first order a new one at some additional 3-digit expense.

I was curious what people do that don't have a title (like if they have a loan) - I was told they have to get a letter from the bank allowing them to order a key!
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-07-2015, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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I was able to go to Ferrari of Washington and the parts department ordered me a new key. I have not made an appointment to have it programmed yet, but I am aware this will cost me a few hundred $.

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