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suspension warning light on 355

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by lotusk, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. lotusk

    lotusk Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
    1,840
    London UK
    recently the orange suspension warning light comes on in my 1995 355. It happens when i come to a stand still in traffic, etc. On shutting down the motor and starting up again all is fine until the next time i come to a dead stop. I am told that this often happens and i should ignore it but it's frustrating. Anyone have any ideas on this? It's only started happening recently.
     
  2. rexrcr

    rexrcr Formula 3

    Nov 27, 2002
    1,572
    Kalamazoo, MI
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    Rob Schermerhorn
    Download the error code. Could be a poor electrical connection or failed actuator or sensor. You lose the adjustability of the system otherwise, and it has a very wide range of adjustability. You may notice it most at high speed or at a track day.

    HTH,

    Rob Schermerhorn
     
  3. Ferrari_tech

    Ferrari_tech Formula 3

    Jul 28, 2003
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    Malcolm W
    As suggested you really need to download the error, this should give an exact location of the fault , however one of the most common causes is the wiring connector that comes from the top of the actuator, where it plugs into the main harness - the terminals are prone to corroding, unfortunately you will need to check all four.

    MW
     
  4. lotusk

    lotusk Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
    1,840
    London UK
    How do i download the error code?
     
  5. Ferrari_tech

    Ferrari_tech Formula 3

    Jul 28, 2003
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    Malcolm W
    The car has to be "hooked up" to a Ferrari tester called an SD2, your official Ferrari dealer will have one, they will be able to give you a print of where the fault is - if it's something simple it would be worth your while letting them fix it there and then.

    MW
     
  6. lotusk

    lotusk Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
    1,840
    London UK
    thanks for your help
     

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