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post #1 of 13 Old 04-21-2010, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Small triangle symbol in the instruments (California & Italia)

What the heck is the small triangle symbol in the display where the gear is displayed? (Photo from the California by me.)

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-21-2010, 08:38 PM
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I would have to bet that a few minutes in the owner's manual would so indicate!
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Now now Greg this isn't slamChat.


Don't know and searching for the Manual on line didn't help: But, thinking it means you are in PARK [triangle 'may' mean the parking brake is engaged..don't know] as like this shows it being in NEUTRAL. guessing.

And don't take this wrong, but you do need to thumb through the owner's manual.
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Thanks for your input, but it's not the parking brake, it has a traditional light of its own, and when the parking brake switch is pulled while the engine is running the car will go into HOLD, and if the engine is turned off in HOLD the car will automatically put on the parking brake. When the car is started again it will release the parking brake and re-engage HOLD. Very clever and smooth operation altogether.

In addition, I have seen pictures where the triangle symbol is lit when the car is in gear and moving.
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And all this time I thought it meant to insert another quarter!!!
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Thanks for your input, but it's not the parking brake, it has a traditional light of its own, and when the parking brake switch is pulled while the engine is running the car will go into HOLD, and if the engine is turned off in HOLD the car will automatically put on the parking brake. When the car is started again it will release the parking brake and re-engage HOLD. Very clever and smooth operation altogether.

In addition, I have seen pictures where the triangle symbol is lit when the car is in gear and moving.

Oh, MY God: Does anyone ever drive cars anymore. These things are getting so complex and automated, we'll not be able to sort minor issues. I've got NUMEROUS reports on CAs having tons of electrical problems and now I know.

Don't take that as dissin' your CA. I like your car, and think it'll be a lot of fun: VERY Versatile. However, it's the wave of the future and Ferrari has stated such will be the norm, like no more sticks [thought they have back out of that totally for now].

Usually, the triangle, on my cars meant the auto-suspension was broken or having issues, and would lock the suspension into HARD mode until fixed. But I'm not up on CAs. As the Col. here, as he just got a 430 and thinking that model may have some similarities.


YET, here is another rash of guesses: AUTO, means to me you are in auto-shift mode, and the "1" there means first gear, where the AUTO-P means PARK under auto mode, AND I'm guessing either the HOLD means [don't remember if CA has it, doubt it] LAUNCH MODE or, PARKING brake on.

When you go to manual paddle shifting, do the displays change yet again.

But, gotta say in now Like Greg said: Owner's Manual.

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Well how unique!

Isn't that what I said?????
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Well how unique!

Isn't that what I said?????

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Remember, RTFM!!!!
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Good god, the high tech is way over my head. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Ok folks, I did find out what it is. It is Auto Easy Exit mode; if you shut the car down in Manual, the car will be in this mode after starting it again, and in this mode if you make one shift with the paddles Auto will disengage.

If you have shut the car down in Auto the only way to get into Manual is by pressing the button in the center console.
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Ok then that alone proves why it pays to RTFM!!!!
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Ok folks, I did find out what it is. It is Auto Easy Exit mode; if you shut the car down in Manual, the car will be in this mode after starting it again, and in this mode if you make one shift with the paddles Auto will disengage.

If you have shut the car down in Auto the only way to get into Manual is by pressing the button in the center console.
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