Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,859
F430 keys/fobs are not the same as earlier Ferraris. The F430 and all later Ferraris use a modern, lithium battery powered fob/key programmed into the alarm system. The alarm system can accept up to 7 different keys/fobs. You can buy new ones (very expensive) from a Ferrari dealer with an SD3. He will then flush the entire alarm memory and reprogram it to accept the old fob and the new fob. Much easier to use system than the old two key, three separate fob system on the 360 (7.3) and 5.2 and early 7.1.1 Ferraris. If you make a deal on this F430, I would make them providing two keys, or splitting the cost, as part of the deal. One fob is just too chancey.
If you do not have an F430 owners manual yet, download one for free at ferraridatabase.com. They have a US 2006 OM posted for download. They also have other tech data, including an early, incomplete workshop manual for the F430.
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