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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by petromega, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. petromega

    petromega Rookie

    Oct 28, 2010
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    Hey All,
    Where is the charger on the 458. I thought it was in one of the bags under the hood, but it is not there.
    Thanks
    Ray
     
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  3. jm2

    jm2 F1 World Champ
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    that's where it's supposed to be.....ask the dealer where it went
     
  4. Clutch5150

    Clutch5150 Karting

    Jul 27, 2013
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    Actually mine was in a bag in side of the bag holding the car cover. Check there as well.
     
  5. Noblesse Oblige

    Noblesse Oblige F1 Veteran

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    Yes.
     
  6. abz

    abz Formula 3

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    Mine was there also.
     
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  8. Surfah

    Surfah F1 Rookie

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    +1. Secured to a cardboard backing.
     
  9. gilly6993

    gilly6993 Formula 3

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    Is your car new or used?
     
  10. forgeahead

    forgeahead F1 Rookie
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    If you find it, don't use it. Use an aftermarket one (about $80). The Ferrari ones are notorious for not being effective.
     
  11. abz

    abz Formula 3

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    Guess I should consider myself lucky. They have all worked well for the
    3 Ferrari's I have owned including my current 458.
     
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  13. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie

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    +458
     
  14. 458dreamer

    458dreamer Formula Junior

    Jul 3, 2012
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    I have never used my trickle charger. After I found it in the trunk, i put it in the cupboard along with car cover where it has sat since. I just drive the car often enough which keeps the car charged. I don't travel for more than 7-10 days at a time, no problems starting car so far.
     
  15. Noblesse Oblige

    Noblesse Oblige F1 Veteran

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    They do have a bad reputation. The one that came with my 458 failed early on but its replacement under warranty has been fine for 2 1/2 years. The one that came with our '07 F430 is original and still works fine.

    The OP should find his and try it out to make sure it is OK.
     
  16. RBK

    RBK F1 Rookie

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    You could not prove that by me after almost two years of constant use. Best
     
  17. Rcktrod

    Rcktrod F1 Rookie

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    Me as well. Over 2 yrs of constant use and it works great.
     
  18. Webraider

    Webraider Karting

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    Same here.

    Judging by it's outer appearance I'd say they are OEMed by C-Tek (from Sweden ?), the same OEM of the Porsche-chargers among others. I use a C-Tek-charger for my oldtimer, too, as it isn't driven most of the year.

    C-Teks have a good reputation as far as reliability and function are concerned.

    Happy New Year y'all, btw. ;)

    Best,
    Ulli
     
  19. LouB

    LouB Formula 3

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    Really, I have always used mine when I switch Fcars to drive. Has always worked perfectly.

    Also on my 430.
     
  20. petromega

    petromega Rookie

    Oct 28, 2010
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    many thanks, found it in car cover bag
     
  21. PhilNotHill

    PhilNotHill Two Time F1 World Champ
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    my OE charger has a special plug to fit the outlet under the passenger side dashboard. Can you get an aftermarket charger with this plug? If not, how do you attach to the car to charge?

    Mine works fine. cycles the battery.

    Best
     

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