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I am now a Ferrari owner!

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by russellmcg, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Mighty Joe

    Mighty Joe Formula 3

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    Great looking car! Enjoy!
     
  2. JCap

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    Thanks! I think they’re all beautiful!!!


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  3. TifosiConch

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    Great looking car, love the interior! Enjoy it....
     
  4. russellmcg

    russellmcg Karting

    Aug 3, 2014
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    Thanks! I am taking it in on Monday to actually have a protective film put on it but will also give it a satin finish. Hopefully, it will look even better when I get it back!
     
  5. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Good plan. First owner of my Cali had front and mirrors wrapped. I added doors and quarter panels. Good peace of mind, then you can just drive it without worries...T
     
  6. 350HPMondial

    350HPMondial F1 Rookie

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    at any level,,
    we are a club.

    belissimo
     
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  7. Windy City Ferrari

    Jul 27, 2020
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    Hey Russell, I came from a Tesla as well and feel the exact same way. Can you confirm if this BT adapter worked for you?


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  8. russellmcg

    russellmcg Karting

    Aug 3, 2014
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    Houston
    I was having some bizarre issues with it, so I sent it back.

    What I ended up doing was actually buying this (Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter - White (MD823ZM/A)) and using an old iPhone that I had as my main point now. I have the 30 pin iPod connector stock in my glove box. I keep the phone in the glove box and have it connected to wifi. Now, whenever I am home, I can just update my playlist in iTunes, and it synchs. Not the best situation, but it works the best right now.

    I talked to my audio guy about upgrading the radio, and it seems like way more work than I would like.

    Are you still thinking about upgrading your radio?
     
  9. Windy City Ferrari

    Jul 27, 2020
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    Bummer, I’ve heard the BT adapters can be hit or miss. I was thinking going a similar route with the adapter and my wife’s old iPhone.

    I was heavily considering swapping out for a better unit with wireless CarPlay, but I am looking at about $4.5k for a new unit, amp, and some upgraded component speakers with most of that being labor. Not sure I am willing to go that crazy.

    Thanks for confirming!


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  10. russellmcg

    russellmcg Karting

    Aug 3, 2014
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    I say go the old iPhone route for a bit and see if it meets your needs. If not, upgrade at that point. That's what I am doing right now. I will run it this way for a few months and see if I can live with it.

    I did end up taking my car to a shop yesterday to get something fixed on my wrap and he had a Portofino next to mine. Seeing their head unit really made me want to upgrade mine. :-D
     
  11. Windy City Ferrari

    Jul 27, 2020
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    Agreed, that head unit and screen size is night and day. Anxiously awaiting my Apple adapter, I’ve had it with the radio lol.


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  12. Mohamed Haider

    Mar 21, 2020
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    I went the same route but got a lightning extension cable so my phone sits on my side of the center tunnel. I was able to tuck the wiring above the climate control switches so its' almost invisible.
     
  13. Mohamed Haider

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  14. Windy City Ferrari

    Jul 27, 2020
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    This is genius, can you please share a link to the cable and possibly even some pics sharing how you hid the wire or ran it from the glovebox? Thanks for the idea!


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  15. russellmcg

    russellmcg Karting

    Aug 3, 2014
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    Quick question on it. How does it work when you turn the car off? I had one before, not this one, that would stay on and keep my phone connected to it while in the house. Was also hard to connect back to it when I got in the car. Just acted really weird.
     
  16. Mohamed Haider

    Mar 21, 2020
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    My BMW would cut power to the bluetooth module to save the battery from draining so it automatically disconnected when I locked the car.
     
  17. Mohamed Haider

    Mar 21, 2020
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    So you need this type of cable https://www.amazon.com/EMATETEK-Extender-Connector-Charging-Extension/dp/B07PSFHZP8/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=lightning+extension+cable&qid=1596743267&refinements=p_85:2470955011,p_72:2661618011,p_n_srvg_2947266011:2569815011&rnid=2947266011&rps=1&sr=8-3
    as it will pass audio and charge,
    This is how I ran the wire - I pulled it out to show the path but I actually have it tucked in
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  18. Windy City Ferrari

    Jul 27, 2020
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    Thanks again for sharing. I am going to try both and return the one I like least.
     

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