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This morning I went to my 550 to go to work. Since it was in the garage, it was not locked. Just as I normally do, I got into the car and pushed the button on the key fob.

WOW!

The alarm went off and I could not turn it off. At this time of the morning, some of my neighbors were asleep. The operated word is were. I tried everything but to no avail. The sound could not be stopped. Immediately I called Ferrari of Orange.

Guess what? The 550 has a feature I did not know about. If the battery dies, the alarm thinks someone is trying to steal the car. The alarm goes off using the battery inside the alarm. Rats. It did die after about 10 minutes.

I also found out my car does not like a jump. I used good jumpers with a strong battery but all I got was click, click, and click.


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I don't know Bart, the slow down and check engine light came on during your last trip and now the battery is dead. Sounds like your beast needs a little appointment with the Ferrari Doctor.
 

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My man forgot to call the tow truck guy to pick up my car. Rats. It has sat outside for two nights. Nuts. Oh, well. Now he will fixed the beast. I will not have a car this weekend. My 550 is my only car. Gee, you cannot drive it as a daily car. Bull. Why have a 550 and not drive it?

My wife is upset because the air conditioning does not work. Since I am going to Las Vegas with her, she demands that it works on the trip. Larry must fix it. Heck, I do not care if it is ever fixed. Only wussies use air conditioning.

He has to be nice because shortly he will be doing my next major (60,000 miles). Maybe if I am lucky I will hit 100,000 miles on the beast. Now that will be a day of celebration. I feel so sorry for those who have a Ferrari and do not drive it.



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Or did they go to the doctor, suffering tinnitus? :green:
This CAN happen, and unfortunately DID happen to my wife.

Many years ago her Mazda 121 rice-bubble had its alarm go off inside a very small garage. She knew that she could shut it off via a key on the alarm unit & popped the bonnet to do that. The noise was so loud that it gave her hearing a real bashing. She could tell that something had been hurt as she had ringing ears for a long time afterward.

It got a bit better over time but even now she has times when the ringing is distressing for her.

Lesson => DON'T underestimate the damage that a car alarm can do in a confined space!
 
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