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Door window when disconnecting battery

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by Thomas S., Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Thomas S.

    Thomas S. Karting

    Sep 11, 2017
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    Thomas Snay
    Dear all, short question regarding the procedure when disconnecting the battery, being a new owner of a 550 Maranello: When opening the door, normally the window moves down a few centimeters, so it doesn’t get stuck under the rubber on the top. Of course after disconnecting the battery, this doesn’t work anymore. I know that the door shouldn’t be closed when the window is completely up, so I would close it before disconnecting the battery. But can I open the door with the window up and the battery disconnected without damaging anything?

    The alternative would be to open the door (so the window moves down a bit) and the bonnet, then disconnect the battery and afterwards close the door. If I do so, the window will remain slightly open. Although I keep the car in a closed garage, I’m afraid that too much dust (and maybe some insects) will go into the interior if I leave it like that for a few weeks during bad weather periods (the garage is closed, but not the kind of completely isolated and super-clean environment which some members here have).

    Appreciate any advice.
     
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  3. AVIMAX

    AVIMAX Formula Junior

    Aug 5, 2014
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    I don't think opening the door once, or once in a while with the glass up will do any damage. For storage, you can leave the windows up, turn the battery off and leave the hood closed but not latched. When you are ready to turn the battery back on, you won't have to open the door to unlatch the hood from inside the car.
     
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  4. Thomas S.

    Thomas S. Karting

    Sep 11, 2017
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    Good idea as well, thanks. Will just have to try once if the alarm doesn't start when opening the hood. Still want to keep the doors locked, even if in the garage.
     
  5. AVIMAX

    AVIMAX Formula Junior

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    After you disconnect the battery, lock the doors with the key.
     
  6. LVP488

    LVP488 F1 Rookie

    Jan 21, 2017
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    I leave the window slightly open (by disconnecting the battery when the door is open, as mentioned) and use a car cover so that (hopefully) nothing will go into the car through the open window.
     
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  8. AVIMAX

    AVIMAX Formula Junior

    Aug 5, 2014
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    Why not just hook up a battery maintainer during extended periods of garage time? You can have a connector hang just inside the grill for an easy connection.
     
  9. Thomas S.

    Thomas S. Karting

    Sep 11, 2017
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    Thomas Snay
    I use the battery charger when I don't use the car over the winter, but just want to disconnect the battery whenever it's standing for around 2 weeks.
     
  10. BillN

    BillN Karting
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    Mar 25, 2008
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    Bill Nichols
    I lower the window about 1/2 inch and leave it that way. I also have a car cover on the car while stored in my garage.
     

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