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Broken window switch? Sorry sir, not so easy.

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by TifosiConch, May 12, 2020.

  1. TifosiConch

    TifosiConch Karting

    Jan 15, 2020
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    The passenger side window switch broke off on my '15 Cali T. It's a plastic piece with two push lock tabs and one broke off. No big deal, I thought, I'll get it replaced at my annual service. I went to the parts department and asked for a replacement, they informed me that Ferrari changed the design and the switch is no longer made. They will have to replace the switch box itself on both sides and replace both switches to match. Before starting a frantic search on scuderiacarparts.com or exotic auto recycling, I remembered that my extended factory warranty expires in August. A quick walk to the service department confirmed that it will be covered under warranty. I'm happy to avoid the cost and glad my car will be upgraded to prevent future breakage, but isn't that a little overkill for a $50.00 switch?
     
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  3. Snewton94024

    Snewton94024 Formula Junior

    Apr 24, 2015
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    Mine has broken twice even though hardly used on the passenger side.
    It is a very fragile part, it seems.
    Has been replaced under warranty.
     
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  4. TifosiConch

    TifosiConch Karting

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    I guess that is why they redesigned it, tired of replacing them. Since they will be working so close, I'm having them change out my center dash plaque, radio surround and central bridge to carbon fiber to match my steering wheel and paddles.
     
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  5. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Now that's lemonade from lemons thinking!
    You guys still in lockdown @ the end of US-1?
    T
     
  6. TifosiConch

    TifosiConch Karting

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    Yes, the roadblock is still up, turning away the barbarian hordes lol. It's very relaxing to drive the streets without the imbeciles on scooters incessantly beeping their horns, and without the cruise ships the water is clearer. Wish it could stay this way, but eventually most of us will face a bleak future without tourists.
     
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  8. Nospinzone

    Nospinzone F1 Veteran

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  9. whatheheck

    whatheheck F1 Rookie
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    Looks like these window switches are weak indeed and prone to breakage.

    I just purchased a CPO 2016 Cali T and during CPO inspection they found one of the window switches broken.

    New part ordered and will be replaced before they ship the car to me next week.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Dan


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  10. DavidPutty

    DavidPutty Rookie

    Jan 19, 2020
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    My drivers window switch is loose. Was your car under the New Power Warranty?
     
  11. TifosiConch

    TifosiConch Karting

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    Yes, it was. I just renewed it until August 2021 for the very reasonable price of $4500 lol. They had to inspect the car and do a compression test to sell the warranty, of course they charged for that as well. It does cover the convertible top rams, which my service advisor said cost far more than the warranty to replace and may begin to fail. My plan is to sell the car with about 6 months of warranty remaining(in 2022) , just like when I bought it.
     
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  13. vjd3

    vjd3 Formula 3
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    Well, predictably, the drivers' side switch on my Cali T broke yesterday, or at least, one side of it did, it's loose now but still working. I was able to order a pair of switches for $18 a piece, which is fine, as I expect the passenger side switch will not be far behind. But does anyone know how to remove the existing switch to pop the new one in? That's missing from the workshop manual.
     
  14. DavidPutty

    DavidPutty Rookie

    Jan 19, 2020
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    There are two types of buttons - older pop in type and newer screw in. I tried ordering the buttons but old pop in style is unavailable. Only way to fix is replace both switches + wiring. Dealer replaced mine a few weeks ago. Not cheap.. Probably can do yourself but looks like it requires removing the console.
     
  15. TifosiConch

    TifosiConch Karting

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    It looked like mine just snapped into place. The Collection in Miami still had a couple of the old switches in stock, but then I discovered I was still under warranty. I also found some on Ebay.
     
  16. Akajak1

    Akajak1 Karting

    Jun 24, 2020
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    Off topic, but the potential issue with the top sounds worrying !!


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  17. SLViper1

    SLViper1 Formula Junior
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    #14 SLViper1, Aug 30, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2020
    There are a few of the original clip in buttons left on ebay.
    If you like Scuderiacarparts.com can send you the updated L & R switches with updated, screw on buttons for $668 + shipping.
     

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