Cut off power to reset the F355 alarm after a flat battery
Thanks. I've just been to the Ferrari dealer to get a new battery. Earlier today I've phoned them three times and they were really helpful, but without success.
The thing I did achieve was that after putting the (heavy duty) charger in position "3" (it has 4 increasing charging positions, all of which are for 12 Volt batteries) the alarm system finally reacted to the remote control, so luckily I was able to shut down the noisy alarm.
After that, I tried to start the engine. The starter motor did function very well (you could hear it cranking really fast enough), but the engine itself did not start.
As if there was no spark or no gas.
I've checked all the fuses, both in the bagage compartment in the front of the car, and the "hidden" fuses behind the feet rest of the passenger. One was blown (for the air blower near the exhaust system), but this couldn't be the reason why the engine wouldn't start. Of course I've replaced it anyway.
The Ferrari dealer suggested that the old battery might just be at the end of its lifetime. He told me that once those new environment-friendly batteries have been really flat, it's very hard to get them well recharged again. Furthermore there might have beem some damage in the battery itself (because of it being at the end of its lifetime) and this might account for this kind of strange unexplainable situations.
Anyway, I've just fitted the new battery (removed the right front wheel, opened the battery compartment etc etc).
No change what so ever.
One other thing: the radio doesn't work anymore, which worries me, because all other things work fine. Maybe the radio has a fuse of its own which is blown, but how would this have happened? By charging in position "3"? In that case I might as well have blown some (fuse of the) electronics of the motormanagement system.
Anyway I think I will just have the car picked up next week by the dealer to fix the problem, but any suggestions remain very very welcome.