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Posts: 4Registered: Jun 2007
Phillip
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Sunday, June 17, 2007 11:53 AM

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Hi, I have been away a week and or return my 355F1 will not start. The remote wouldn't open the door. I opened the door with the kay and the alarm did not sound. There is no flashing light on the console and when I insert the key into the ignition nothing happens. I thought that the battery must be flat and attached the trickle charger to see what would happen. The car maid a loud noise in protest so I quickly disconnected it. At present it seems as dead as a dodo! Any ideas as what I should do next?:

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Phillip McKee


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Posts: 10Registered: Jun 2007
Saint Bastage
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Monday, June 18, 2007 8:34 PM

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I'm a novice so take this with a grain of salt. Try disconnecting the battery from the car. There is probably enough voltage remaing in it to keep all the systems armed but not squalking. disconnecting it and charging it seperately should allows the systems to reset naturally. Even if they don't reset, a fully charged battery should allow you to deal with the protesting in a more controlled fashion.

SB




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Posts: 4Registered: Jun 2007
Phillip
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Monday, June 18, 2007 9:27 PM

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Hi Thanks for your help. It has helped solve the problem. The car is now back to normal. The worst problem was accessing the battery! Phillip

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Posts: 22Registered: Sep 2003
cavallino1977
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:08 AM

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You might find it a good idea to invest in a battery maintainer, such as "Battery Tender" or a Schumacher Battery Maintainer. They deliver just enough power to offset the "standing loads" cause by security systems, body computers, ECUs, clocks, and all the other techno goodies that slowly suck the power out of a stationary car.

We added a quick disconnect and cover to the "jump-points" under the cover on the rear right side of the engine bay, so it could be connected and disconnected easily.

Had the same problem returning to our 355 after a long Thanksgiving Holiday two years ago. Since we been using the maintainer - no issues ever. She's always ready to go.

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Steve Jochums
1977 308 GTB


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