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    Angry 355 F1 wont select any gears

    Well it had to happen! Stopped for some fuel today after a short drive of 2 miles ish. Got back in the car and it started up normally but would not select any gears. 1st or reverse. F1 light flashing on the dash. Just sitting in N.

    Spent half an hour trying including 2 ECU re-sets but no joy so called out recovery.

    Car home now, I have checked the F1 fluid and its half way up the dip stick. No visible leaks.

    Battery seems in reasonable condition so I assume that's not the issue.

    I am suspecting either F1 relay or perhaps footbrake sensor?

    Is there any kind of tests I can run at home or does it need the Ferrari software?

    Anyone got any other suggestions?

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    Are you sure that doors, boot and bonnet all properly closed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwedge View Post
    Are you sure that doors, boot and bonnet all properly closed?
    good point

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    And the fuel cap etc ???

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    I tried the front and rear lids a few times whilst I was waiting for recovery.

    Did not try the fuel cap.

    The only thing it did which was proper strange was it had auto locked. The Mrs came out in her car with the towing eye and I sat in there for an hour whilst we waited and when the recovery guy came I went over to the car and it was locked.

    I assumed I had pressed the fob in my pocket by accident or something but thinking back now I had left the key on the dash whilst we sat there. I did not know it had auto lock function (or not?!) and that might be a clue?

    I wonder if it could be the alarm?

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    Default 355 F1 wont select any gears

    It isnít the fuel flap.....that plays no part in the F1 system.

    I suspect like others it is probably a simple interlock. Doors, front and rear lids.
    For the 360 there is a block diagram in the WSM showing all of the inputs. Iíd just work through them all if you have similar.
    The 360 auto-locks if you open it on the fob then donít open a door for a few minutes.
    Once youíve opened a door it disables it.
    Itís taught me not to leave my key in the ignition!
    Why not try opening on the fob....let it auto-lock then try each door to see if it disables. It it doesnít then that door could be your problem.
    Only problem is the F1 should disable if it sees a door open, not closed but it could be a faulty door contact....

    Where abouts are you? If near me you could try my software to see if it will read the TCU codes. Otherwise see if a local specialist will do a home visit.

    Good luck.....


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    Hi Mike I am just off the M60 J17.

    I was going to look over it tonight but bouncing down now, don't have space in the garage to do a proper look over so will have to be done when its dry on the drive.

    I have a relay and a couple of fuses now just in case. Meant to be dry tomorrow so will try and bottom it tomorrow night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_SLR View Post
    Hi Mike I am just off the M60 J17.

    I was going to look over it tonight but bouncing down now, don't have space in the garage to do a proper look over so will have to be done when its dry on the drive.

    I have a relay and a couple of fuses now just in case. Meant to be dry tomorrow so will try and bottom it tomorrow night.
    Trafford centre area? Im about 40 mins away.....

    Iím in Sweden then France until the 20th but happy to come across and give it a try when back if still struggling.
    I take it the 355 F1 has an OBDII port?
    The software I have has very limited 355 coverage and Iíll have a look when at home if it covers the gearbox TCU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike01606 View Post
    Trafford centre area? Im about 40 mins away.....

    Iím in Sweden then France until the 20th but happy to come across and give it a try when back if still struggling.
    I take it the 355 F1 has an OBDII port?
    The software I have has very limited 355 coverage and Iíll have a look when at home if it covers the gearbox TCU.

    Mike IIRC it has 9 pin serial connections into each ECU, no std OBD II port

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    Thanks for the kind offer and info chaps, will see what I can see tonight to get it sorted and report back

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