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post #1 of 6 Old 01-18-2012, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Problems with the remote/alarm system

I have an '03 360 spider. For the last 2 days I have not been able to start the car. The remote fails to de-activate the alarm system to allow me to start the engine. I've tried both of my remotes and also changed the battery in the remote, but no luck.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-19-2012, 04:47 AM
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Did you look in the manual for instructions? The F430 had something to do with activation codes.

2003 360 Spider Manual (US):
http://www.ferraridatabase.com/The_D...02003%20US.pdf
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-21-2012, 10:45 AM
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If you have your PIN number, you can go through the no-remote starting procedure. Do you have your PIN number? - Jeff
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-21-2012, 10:54 AM
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Arash- Here is a document showing how to start the car with the Alarm PIN and key alone. On the remotes, you may need to squeeze the contacts together, and I hold the contacts on the battery with one hand and spin the battery with the other to ensure good contact. I also apply a drop of battery terminal treatment to the contacts with a toothpick to prevent corrosion.

Will the remotes lock and unlock the doors?
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-22-2012, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Guys, thanks for your quick and helpful replies.

FYI -- It was actually nothing short of an embarrassing (make that stupid) mistake. I was charging the battery at the time using my trickle charger. I quickly realized that was the problem -- that is the alarm does not allow you to start the engine when the hood is open.

Unfortunately, I don't have the PIN number since I'm not the original owner. Anyone know if you can get the PIN thru Ferrari?
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-22-2012, 09:34 PM
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Arash- Affirmative. Last time I heard, they were charging about $500 for your original PIN.

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