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550 Owners Manual and Key Remotes

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by bkdale, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. bkdale

    bkdale Rookie

    Nov 10, 2003
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    My recently acquired 2000 550 is missing the Books and pouch. I am also in need of duplicate remotes. I only have one. Anyone know of sources for these items? Thanks, Bill
     
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  3. msgsobe

    msgsobe Formula 3

    Aug 10, 2006
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    Mark Gold
    check out ************.com for owners manuals, but beware, I am still waitng for items purchased over a month ago.
     
  4. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

    Dec 8, 2004
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    I may know of a set of books for a 97 US 550 if thats any help

    The owners manual can be downloaded in PDF from the owners site
     
  5. bkdale

    bkdale Rookie

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Jimmie: Let me know. I have the manual on CD but wanted the leather folder and at least (some books)
     
  6. Bobert

    Bobert Formula Junior

    Jan 17, 2004
    277
    Oak Hill VA
    Unless you have the codes to the car...you will end up getting all new stuff to get the remotes to work. You have to get remotes that are programmed to the car.....it will cost you big bucks.....ask the dealer that Sold me mine...it cost them. Hopefully you have the codes...or the original dealer that sold the car has them. Some dealers are now keeping the numbers in a log in the folder when they sell the car originally.

    The Bobert
     
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  8. Neal K.

    Neal K. Karting

    May 9, 2005
    161
    Clarence, N.Y.
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    Neal
    From experience with my 456M GT, don't let
    your only key-remote, or wireless control, get
    moist, let alone wet.

    My Ferrari came with one red master and two
    black slaves. When I was down to one
    remaining, which was the red master, I
    quickly ordered a new set from Ferrari
    of Ontario, and the set arrived from Maranello
    a month later.

    I was a little nervous in the interim, knowing
    that if something happened to the master,
    I was then incapable of starting my car.

    I think the modern-day expression is S.O.L.,
    though an S.O.S. would have gone out to
    the dealer to come get the 456M GT and tow
    it back across the border to Toronto and
    program the new set.

    By the way, the new set cost over $ 2,500.
     
  9. Ricambi America

    Ricambi America F1 World Champ
    Sponsor Owner

    ^^ What he said. The red remote is unbelievably important. Don't carry it with you. Use it occasionally to ensure the battery is still fresh.
     
  10. bayareaferrari

    bayareaferrari Formula Junior
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    Dec 19, 2004
    669
    California
    Have a look on ebay for the manual and books. The remotes must be ordered from the dealer. I had to do this on my 1st 550 as the remote that came with(only 1) had been slightly cracked but still works. This bothered me so I went to the dealership thinking it would not be a big deal(pretty stupid of me)

    Net, net, ordered 2 more fobs from the factory at a cost of $300 per remote. You must have your registration and DL with you to do this. Then when the remotes show up the dealership will program them and you can throw out your old one..

    As we all say on the this board---all keys, remotes, and books are a must. It is expensive and frustrating to hunt for them.

    Also order an extra key as this will need to be cut by the dealer also..
     
  11. mpatrizio

    mpatrizio Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2004
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    Miami, Fl
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    Mike P.
    I have 2 black remotes for my 550. You're telling me that it originally came with 3? A red and 2 black ones? If that's the case, I probably need to make a trip to the dealer to get a red one.
     
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  13. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 14, 2003
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    Get ready for a big surprise.....
     
  14. Jsuit

    Jsuit Formula 3

    Jul 12, 2005
    1,157
    East Coast
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    John
    Yes, it should have a red one.

    My first 550 only came with the 2 black ones also. I made sure when I bought this one that it had everything.

    John
     
  15. mpatrizio

    mpatrizio Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2004
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    Miami, Fl
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    Mike P.
    How much is the red one going to set me back??? What's so special about it?
     
  16. mpatrizio

    mpatrizio Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2004
    776
    Miami, Fl
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    Mike P.
    Well, now that you've all given me an attack....

    After checking with two of my sources, I'm ordering the 3 remotes and brain for $500 or so. Apparently the red remote issue used to be a huge deal... IE: a $5k issue. Not anymore, thank goodness.
     
  17. flyfisher

    flyfisher Karting

    Mar 29, 2006
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    Orange County, CA
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    Tom
    Michael,
    Where are you getting the 3 remotes for $500? I'm looking into getting a replacement set as well.
    TIA.
    Tom
     
  18. mpatrizio

    mpatrizio Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2004
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    Mike P.
    PM sent!
     
  19. oss117

    oss117 F1 Rookie

    Jan 26, 2006
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    Plantation, Florida
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    Alfredo
    Michael,
    I am also interested in the remotes and I need the red and the black.
    Tks,
    Saluti,
     
  20. mpatrizio

    mpatrizio Formula Junior

    Dec 29, 2004
    776
    Miami, Fl
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    Mike P.
    Long story short and all that I PM'ed him is that the dealer that sold me me car is trying to make it right.

    I don't have any "connections" in getting these. Sorry! :D
     
  21. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

    Dec 8, 2004
    11,168
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    Jimmie
    Following on from this can anyone clarify whether the 2000 or 1997 550 document sets came in the pouch with the torch such as Ebay 270064350960 or in something else - thanks
     
  22. synchro

    synchro F1 Veteran

    Feb 14, 2005
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    Scott
    There are no document sets or torch with that eBay auction, just the pouch
    and it is a pouch for a 360 not a 550.
     

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