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Replaced car battery, now won't start... ideas?

Hi, I'd appreciate your help.

Replaced dead car battery on my 360. But now not able to start the vehicle since my remote won't deactivate the alarm system. I tried all 3 key fobs I have. I even replaced the batteries in all of the fobs just in case. All the key fobs show light when pressed but doesn't lock/unlock vehicle nor deactivate alarm. Dash LED is not on. Alarm doesn't sound but assume is engaged since vehicle doesn't start.

Any ideas what I can do to troubleshoot and/or resolve? Or even what I can do as a temporary bypass so I can get the car started & to the dealer?

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Do you have dash lights?

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Do you have dash lights?
I'm guessing David is asking this to see if your new battery is charged / connected properly.

I'd check the new battery to see if it has a charge.
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Hi, thanks.

Yes, I should have mentioned. I have dash lights, stereo, AC, windows operational, etc etc.
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Does it crank? do you have the PIN code to start the car ?
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Nope, doesn't crank at all bc alarm not deactivated. And unfortunately I do not have PIN code as previous owner did not have it.

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Nope, doesn't crank at all bc alarm not deactivated. And unfortunately I do not have PIN code as previous owner did not have it.

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It doesn't work that way...A 360 cranks just fine with the alarm enabled. If this is an F1 car, are you in neutral?

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For the 355, Ferrari changed the immobilizer function around 97. Earlier cars cut power to the starter while later cars did not. My 98 F1 will crank and crank but won;t start until the immobilizer has been disarmed. David makes a good point about being in N.
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Hi, mine is 2003 manual 360 spider. Car is immobilized until alarm system is disengaged with key fob. Even if use key to unlock door, car cannot be started until fob disengages the kill function. All worked fine til I swapped out my car battery this weekend and hasn't worked since. It baffles me.....
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Hi, mine is 2003 manual 360 spider. Car is immobilized until alarm system is disengaged with key fob. Even if use key to unlock door, car cannot be started until fob disengages the kill function. All worked fine til I swapped out my car battery this weekend and hasn't worked since. It baffles me.....
So, does it crank over?

Is the armed LED to the lower left of the steering wheel flashing?
If so, you're still armed.

Presuming it does crank over, check Fuse 74 for the immobilizer. If that's good, try turning the battery off for a few moments, then repeating the disarm sequence.

If that doesn't work, it starts to get interesting...

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Thanks!

No crank whatsoever. Typical before fob disarms system. Dash led not illuminated nor flashing. Adds to the mystery......

I've turned battery on and off in trunk couple of times without luck too.
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I hate to ask the obvious, but are you 100% sure that the battery has sufficient charge?
Do the headlights turn on? Bright?

Check that immobilizer fuse, as well.

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Battery strength seems great. Bright lights, strong fan, etc.

I'll check that fuse too.....
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Just throwing this out there....

Are your FOB's originals or are they clones? If they are a clone(s), you might need to click them XXX times so allow the rolling codes to sync...
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Cool, I'll give that a try. Primary is original fob. The other 2 are clones.
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Thanks again. Is the fuse box for fuse 74 behind the driver's seat (left hand driver car)? Manual says behind passenger seat but looks like driver's seat in the image. Just want to check before I get myself into a mess taking things apart. Also, I assume I should turn the battery knob to off position before accessing the fuse?

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Always safe to turn off battery when messing with electronics
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@HoustonCarNut ,

I hope you've found a fix? Please let us all know what it turned out to be. Good luck!

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I asked the service managers here and one of them asked a question that is probably something you already tried - jump the car to see if it turns over with a donor car powering it. He thinks if it turns over but won't start there may not be enough cranking amps in the new battery. And even is the battery is "new" it may not be holding a proper charge for whatever reason.

Next, he says that you should make sure the battery has the correct amperage if you got it from autozone, pep boys, or another chain store - especially like a KMart or Walmart. The book they have on display is not always right in their suggestions.

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