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Two Dumb 360 Spider Questions

Hey Fellas,

I have two dumb questions and can't find reliable answers elsewhere on the internet (I know, go figure, right?!?!)

1. Xenon / HID Headlamps: I have seen later-model 360 Spider's equipped with these. Were these headlamps a standard feature from day 1 on the Spiders? I'm assuming it was standard equipment from day 1.

2. Cruise Control: Does the 360 Spider have this feature? Was it phased in? Or, is it absent all together? I have read that the car does NOT have this feature.

Thanks for helping me out. God I must sound dumb.

Raj

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-17-2012, 12:26 PM
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Raj, there are never dump questions, only answers I think I can answer you on question 2 as I never heard of a Cruise Control system on the 360/430. This has been introduced only since the Italia but as an option.
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Thanks. Anyone on the headlights?
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Raj- The parts catalog shows the same headlights for the 360, Spider and CS and it looks like they all have normal halogen bulbs. The 575M was the first Ferrari with HID lights, as far as I know. You can look it up in the Spider WSM and it shows conventional halogen high and low beams.

Can think of no reason why the Spider would have different headlights from the coupe or Stradale.

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Right you are Taz, my 04 Spider has halogen bulbs.

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My 02 Spider has halogen lamps specified as an option, so I think that answers your question
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In the UK, HID lights were a cost option. Both my early 360's (2000 & 2001) had HID's but I've seen plenty of examples with the normal bulbs.
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Boo! I've seen a number of these cars for sale with Xenon / HID headlamps. These must have been fitted after-market. Whatever, it doesn't matter much because I don't have much call to drive at night time.
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I don't think that means they are an aftermarket addition, as it was a factory specified option at build time so would have been supplied new with warranted Ferrari HIDs.Some chose it, others didn't - I'm pleased mine has them - damn sight more useful than shields.
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That option did not make it on this list from Maranello Concessionaires for the 2004 360 or on this Danish list from 2004, but there are always options not on those lists.

Does anybody have a list showing the HID headlights as an option?
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I dunno V8, I've driven my Spider at night maybe three times in two years. I look at the shields every time I drive it. Sometimes even when I dont!

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The Xenon lights in my car were from the factory. Please see the last entry on the left side on my Moroney sticker
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Hmmmmmm.....
Maybe not as dumb of a question as I first imagined.
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NM- That closes that issue. Probably started coming out about the time they introduced the 575M in 2001 with standard HID lamps. Looks like they were standard on the late models, at least in the US, and that explains why they were not on any option list. Wonder if they show up in the CS WSM, which I do not have?

Raj- See, you made us learn something.

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+1, it was a very good question !
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Hey Fellas,

I have two dumb questions and can't find reliable answers elsewhere on the internet (I know, go figure, right?!?!)

1. Xenon / HID Headlamps: I have seen later-model 360 Spider's equipped with these. Were these headlamps a standard feature from day 1 on the Spiders? I'm assuming it was standard equipment from day 1.

2. Cruise Control: Does the 360 Spider have this feature? Was it phased in? Or, is it absent all together? I have read that the car does NOT have this feature.

Thanks for helping me out. God I must sound dumb.

Raj

Xenon / HID Headlamps were an option on 360's in the U.S. I have them on my 2001 360 as a factory option.

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I havent seen a 360 in the US that didnt have them...
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I just met a fellow who picked up an 04 spider and it does not have HID / Xenon hedlights. Maybe its a euro car?
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It was not uncommon for Ferrari to have options early in production that became standard in later production. On the 575M, for example, a chrome grille was an option when the car was introduced in late 01/early 02, but became standard during CY 03.

Looks like the 360 was Ferrari's leader on the HIDs, and they then became standard on the 575M and at least US 360s sometime during production.

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