Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,881
Seth- Ferrari recommends every 6 months for our fobs, which is overkill unless she is a real daily driver. Annually is fine. They need to be changed that often, even if not used frequently or at all, because the batteries can leak and cause damage to the contacts and circuitry.
The other problem, like the one I saw, is carrying the fob in your pocket and the small, heavy battery pushing apart the contacts. I will start checking that more frequently now, especially since there is a Phillips head screwdriver on my other keychain now.
Bought a plastic pill holder for taking pills to restaurants and they came as a set of two for $2.99, including shipping. Good old Amazon. Fob battery is a perfect fit. Bit of insulator on both ends to make sure the chrome on the plastic is non-conducting, and now I have a complete fob repair kit on my left pocket key chain. Right pocket keychain has the Ferrari and Mercedes fobs and keys and a couple of small Ferrari geegaws.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.
Last edited by tazandjan; 08-08-2014 at 11:57 AM.