Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,866
Riviera- The 575Ms originally had only a Zivan optional (~$900) charger and never came with a CTEK, which was not introduced as a Ferrari standard until late 2007. On my CTEK, I just use the alligator clips on the battery positive terminal and a good ground. Mine has not been on the car for about 4 years, since she is driven every week and left alone at max about 10 days. So far no problems with the battery.
I doubt the original Zivan connector will work with the CTEK charger and there was not much advantage to using it since the connector was down near the radiator on the starboard side and no more convenient than the alligator clips.
My database is just for technical details so I can match up when cars were updated. Matthias and Carbon McCoy keep track of those details and Carbon notes owners, too, which I never do. I do file photos of the 575Ms on my hard drive if I have them.
As an example, your car has the straight center pipes introduced at AN 51797 and the steering position sensor package and 50 amp F1 pump relay introduced at AN 52556.
Here is the optional 575M battery charger connector that can be purchased, but I do not think it will work with the CTEK. You might be able to adapt a 612, F430, or 599 CTEK connector, since all of them became standard in Fall 07.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
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Last edited by tazandjan; 01-28-2014 at 01:03 PM.