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488 RFID Tape sticker on right headlight on my 488 Pista

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  1. Testarossa13

    Testarossa13 Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2007
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    Just noticed on my right headlight a piece of tape.Looks like some kind of radio frequency identification. Do I need to keep it on or can it be removed. I posted this in the tech section but no response.


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  3. Testarossa13

    Testarossa13 Formula Junior

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  4. Testarossa13

    Testarossa13 Formula Junior

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    This is the tape I’m referring to.


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  5. junc

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    Did you purchase this car used?That appears to be a gate transponder or a toll road transponder.
     
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    If you were not asked permission to have it put on your car, you may absolutely remove it!

    there’s numerous explanations from what it was used for, you may ask your selling dealer, it may have just been simplified inventory control.

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  8. Testarossa13

    Testarossa13 Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2007
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    I will ask dealer to address it.I bought it with 2600 miles on it.One previous owner.Thank you for giving me piece of mind.I thought it might be connected to the information system of the car.


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  10. JAM1

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    I’ve got them on some of our cars. They’re rfid gate transponders. Be exceedingly careful removing them as they tend to damage the finish on headlights (sans glass). Heavy handed attempts to remove them can peel laminate or guys will try razors and destroy the headlight lens. They really should be put on windshields - then time the gates that way. Good luck with it!
     

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