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post #1 of 11 Old 03-09-2014, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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612 Low battery - Can't open doors!

After the wintertime I want to open my Scaglietti, but I have forgotten to charge the battery.
Can anemone help my,?
I can't open the Dorris with the key, because the sidewindow don't open ....
I need your help ....
Greetings from Austria
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-09-2014, 05:39 AM
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After the wintertime I want to open my Scaglietti, but I have forgotten to charge the battery.
Can anemone help my,?
I can't open the Dorris with the key, because the sidewindow don't open ....
I need your help ....
Greetings from Austria
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Grab a drink or three if you haven't already - then the iphone and ask Siri to call a road side assistance company.

It happens!
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A bit of a long shot, but there may be an emergency bonnet release to open it from the outside it the cable release breaks. If there is (see manual or ask other 612 owners, or better still ask Terry, who knows EVERYTHING), then you can get at the battery to charge it up (if the battery is under the bonnet in a 612; if not there will be somewhere under the bonnet where you can apply a charger).

Good luck!

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Shiva- Unable to access my hard drive, but you can download a 612 owners manual at ferraridatabase.com. Should show you how to get in and access the battery. Turn off the battery disconnect switch before charging or removing.

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Thanks for all the answers.
@ Terry: I have already download the 612 owners manual on my ipad, but there is no solution to get into the car (or bonnet) from outside. The only descreption is: Carefully open the doors ... :-(
I should call my local dealer to ask him ...
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Thanks for all the answers.
@ Terry: I have already download the 612 owners manual on my ipad, but there is no solution to get into the car (or bonnet) from outside. The only descreption is: Carefully open the doors ... :-(
I should call my local dealer to ask him ...
Correct.

My 612 did not like a low battery. Have them meter / check the Ma.

Make sure the gas cap is tight - hopefully you have the later 612 or one that has a battery tender hook up in the trunk.

There is an entire reset process - I forgot it but Terry knows the drill by heart.
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If I understand right, the issue is that the window won't automatically pop down (10mm or so) because the battery is dead. He has the door unlocked via the key, but can't pull the door open because the window is still up.

I can't speak for the 612 because I've never even sat in one (so checking with the dealer is best), but a lot of cars have frame-less doors and potentially face this issue. My two current sports cars are both in that boat, and for both of them you have to carefully work the door open past the window seal while supporting the glass as best as possible as it makes its way past.
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Shiva- Bret is correct. You should be able to carefully pull the door open and can then get to the emergency cables and primary openers for the panels.

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If I understand right, the issue is that the window won't automatically pop down (10mm or so) because the battery is dead. He has the door unlocked via the key, but can't pull the door open because the window is still up.

I can't speak for the 612 because I've never even sat in one (so checking with the dealer is best), but a lot of cars have frame-less doors and potentially face this issue. My two current sports cars are both in that boat, and for both of them you have to carefully work the door open past the window seal while supporting the glass as best as possible as it makes its way past.




Best not to close them until battery issue is resolved.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-10-2014, 01:57 PM
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Hi Shiva, I had the same problem a couple of years ago. The doors will open, just be very, very gentle and hold your breath... they do seem to flex a bit.

then you need to get into the boot, so go through the rear seats central arm rest and they'll be a flap to open where you'll feel a piece of string which you need to pull and the boot will open so you can access the battery on the right hand side. Seems to recall some bracing bars which will need to come out. Then buy the best battery available and hopefully your car will be fitted with the connector for a trickle charger..
good luck.
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post #11 of 11 Old 03-13-2014, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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So... I talk to my local dealer and they give me the same advice. Itīs no way to open the bonnet from outside.
Yesterday afternoon I carefully open the door without breaking the window!!!!
Thanks for your help!!!!!
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