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Discussion in '456/550/575' started by 500tr, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. 500tr

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  2. Gizzi

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    Superformance, or comb eBay.
     
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  4. paulchua

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    I need a couple of these
    Rimcambia - OOS
    Superperformance OOS
    Eurospakres - OOS
    ebay - Nada

    can't find em anywhere, anybody has a cross-reference?

    thanks in advance
     
  5. tantumaude

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    Scuderiaparts?
     
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    out of stock
    :(

    Thanks
     
  7. tazandjan

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    NLA from Maranello Classic Parts, and they were Ferrari's repository for many of the older Ferrari parts.
     
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  9. tazandjan

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    Sticky RX may be able to repair it for you. Give Dave a call and see.
     
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    Drivers or Passenger?
     
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  11. 500tr

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    Both. But if you have one...
     
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    I'll see if anything can be found.
     
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  13. paulchua

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    Thanks taznandjan

    Thanks Killer58! Unfortunately, no dice.

    Thanks again taznandjan, I will do this and told him you sent me if I can't find one.

    Both, thanks Continental AutoSports

    ditto!

    thank you!
     
  14. asgor

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    One last thought: certainly that seat switch wasn't designed and molded specifically for the 456. If it looks anything like the one in the picture (I found it randomly on the internet using "Ferrari 456 seat switch") it seems pretty generic and I am sure it was shared across other models/makes at the time.

    Try spending some time on Google Images using various keywords and with some luck you'll find an equivalent item used in, say, a Maserati or Alfa Romeo model from the same era.
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  15. Continental AutoSports

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    I am hitting dead-ends with each phone call...
     
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  16. 500tr

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    Thank you.
    Just to make clear: I need the two plastic knobs which are fitted on the switch. Switches itself work fine.
    Maybe 3D print!? Any ideas?
     
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  17. paulchua

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    This is a great idea!! Will try this!
     
  18. paulchua

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    just wanted to give an update. I tried the above suggestion - but nothing came up. I plan to take the switch to a local electronics expert and see what they have to say, I will report my findings here
     
  19. paulchua

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    Just an update on the community. I managed to take them both out and they just had loose wiring. I just rewired them and re-sealed them with electrical rubber. Works fine now. However, like @500tr I'm now looking for the plastic knob/switches that attach to the stump. If anybody knows a alternative part that will work - much appreciated!
     
  20. 500tr

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    I’m in contact with a company to rebuild the knob. Will let you know.
     
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  21. F456M

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    If it is the same as 550, they are the same as Maserati 3200 GT and 4200/Coupe. Audi A8 also have them, but without the white seat contour. You might find what you need on a junk yard for 1 dollar. Or just buy one and send it to you mail box.
     
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  23. 500tr

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  24. paulchua

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    Thanks @500tr if they do a group buy, you can count on me for 2. I'm thinking though there's probably a switch out there that fits.

    Also, while asking around I always tell them it's not the whole unit we need, but just the plastic button that connects to the unit.

    Cheers and best wishes.
     
  25. paulchua

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    Thanks @F456M - agreed, especially since we don't even need the full unit, just the plastic switch only! I'll keep searching!
     
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