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2010 California Won't turn over

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by jatkinson, Dec 27, 2023.

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  1. jatkinson

    jatkinson Rookie

    Nov 28, 2023
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    California
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    Jeffery Lane Atkinson
    Just drove my car two days ago with no issues, but now it won't even try to turn over. I turn the key, go through the system check, and when I hit the start I just get a click. Battery is brand new (Nov 2023) and tested at 12.6V. Checked fuses on battery and all checked out ok. Thinking it might be a starter???
     
  2. Willl

    Willl Karting

    Oct 8, 2022
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    Vancouver, WA
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    Most likely your battery, how long since it has been on a tender?
     
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  3. jatkinson

    jatkinson Rookie

    Nov 28, 2023
    12
    California
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    Jeffery Lane Atkinson
    Battery is brand new Nov 2023, and it was on a tender the two days that I didn't drive it for.
     
  4. Willl

    Willl Karting

    Oct 8, 2022
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    Vancouver, WA
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    Will
    If your tender can bring your battery to full charge then the next step would be to have the battery load tested then move on to trouble shooting the rest of the Starting Circuit

    Having a dead/bad battery after one month of ownership is not uncommon, bad battery from the factory or a vehicles with high parasitic draw

    A side note, on another post you made, you added a new Head Unit etc. in the car, this might or might not be adding to your parasitic draw, you could look this up online, will probable be listed in milliamps.
     
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  5. Gabmar

    Gabmar Rookie

    May 11, 2014
    10
    Ontario
    I am not a mechanic, but check to make sure battery terminals are still on tight.
     
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  6. Klas

    Klas Formula Junior

    Mar 17, 2014
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    Klas Nilsson
    Is your tender ok? The Ferrari original is crap
     
  7. jatkinson

    jatkinson Rookie

    Nov 28, 2023
    12
    California
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    Jeffery Lane Atkinson
    I just tried a 1250amp boost to try and start the car and still got nothing. Checked the fuses and relays for the starter and they all look good. I will say that the brake pedal before had a little bit of give to it when trying to start and now it seems stiff all the time.
     
  8. jatkinson

    jatkinson Rookie

    Nov 28, 2023
    12
    California
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    Jeffery Lane Atkinson
    I read this thread before, and that's why I got the booster for the battery, yet it didn't do anything. I still think it could be the brake sensor, or maybe I need to buy a new battery even though I did that a month ago.
     
  9. Willl

    Willl Karting

    Oct 8, 2022
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    Vancouver, WA
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    Will
    Your brake booster is out of boost/air
    You will need to press a little harder on the brake pedal to activate the brake pedal safety switch to start the car
     
  10. jatkinson

    jatkinson Rookie

    Nov 28, 2023
    12
    California
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    Jeffery Lane Atkinson
    Dealer said try a new battery so I did that, and still no turn over. Tried extra pressure on the brake pedal and still nothing. Even tried pumping the brakes and a little harder pressure and still nothing. Do you happen to know where this safety switch is located?
     
  11. Willl

    Willl Karting

    Oct 8, 2022
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    Vancouver, WA
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    Will
    Having never stuck my head up the pedal box of my California I looked it up in the California Shop Manual, roughly starting on page 618, section D3.09
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/wsm-workshop-manual-ferrari-california.624481/page-4

    From what I can see in the Manual it looks like the safety switch and brake light switch are one in the same
    The switch in question appears to be at the top of the brake pedal

    Ferrari says to disconnect the battery and remove the dash to to adjust or replace the brake light switch
     
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  12. Willl

    Willl Karting

    Oct 8, 2022
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    If can get your brake lights to light up while hitting the Start Button, you can more than likely rule out the brake light switch as a problem
     
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  13. jatkinson

    jatkinson Rookie

    Nov 28, 2023
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    California
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    Jeffery Lane Atkinson
    The brake lights do come on when I press the brake pedal and try to start, and if I don't press the brake pedal I get the warning on the dash to press the brake pedal. Not sure it's a bad brake switch.
     
  14. Willl

    Willl Karting

    Oct 8, 2022
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    Vancouver, WA
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    Sounds like your brake switch is working as it should

    Check Fuses (the Cal. T has 8 fuses associated in the Ignition System)
    Check Battery/Starter connections
    Check Starter Switch
    OBD II scan

    That's it for the easy stuff I can think of
     
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  15. jatkinson

    jatkinson Rookie

    Nov 28, 2023
    12
    California
    Full Name:
    Jeffery Lane Atkinson
    I finally got my car into a dealer, and it turned out to be a loose connection at the starter motor. Thankfully the dealer only charged me for the diagnostic fee ($400).
     
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  16. robmike

    robmike Rookie

    Mar 22, 2011
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    This whole thread, from the helpful-nonjudgmental advice, to the dealer doing the right thing, restored my faith in chat groups.


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