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Ferrari 360 Self-learning Cycle


The Bosch M7 system, which is installed on the Ferrari 360 performs a "self-learning" cycle when the car is powered up after a battery shut off. This self-learning cycle calibrates all sorts of things that affect the operation of the car. 

Here's what works for me:

Self-learning of the Motronic ECUs works correctly when the intake air temperature is higher than 5°C (41°F).

ECU Reset

  1. Turn battery switch to off.

  2. Wait 5 minutes or overnight for a comprehensive reset.

  3. Turn battery switch to on.

  4. ECU has been reset.

ECU Relearning - Basic

  1. Turn ignition to position II and wait for the “Check OK” message to be displayed. 

  2. Wait 10 seconds and start engine.

  3. Let engine idle for at least 5 minutes.

Window ECU Relearning

Perform for each window:

  1. Open the window all the way, keeping window down button depressed for at least 2 seconds after fully down. 

  2. Close the window in one motion, keeping the up button depressed for another 2 seconds. 

ECU Relearning - Comprehensive

After completing basic relearning process:

  1. Drive conservatively in 3rd or 4th gear with RPM range of 2,000 to 2,500 for 3.5 miles.

  2. Shift to 4th gear and increase RPM to 4,500 and hold for 30 seconds. 

  3. Decrease RPM to 2,000 without changing gear or braking.

  4. Gently stop the car without changing gear, shifting into neutral when required.

  5. Idle for 5 minutes without touching the throttle or any controls.

  6. Switch the engine off and remove the key. 

  7. Keep the engine off for at least 30 seconds.

  8. Restart the engine and drive normally for 10 minutes 

  9. Gently stop the car without changing gear, shifting into neutral when required.

  10. Check for ECU error codes.


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