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I left my headlights on by mistake for a few days and the battery was completely dead.

I jump started my 07 QP GTS Automatica but now it says "system not programmed," "electrical system failure," "airbag syatem failure" and "caution limited cruise range." Drove it around for about an hour to charge the battery. Shut it off and back on with no problem but all the faults will not reset.

Also, the lights in the cabin won't turn on in the front, but turn on in the back and my glove box will not open. I am worried that I might have damaged a major component by jump starting it and it will not be covered under warranty. I hope this is not the case.

I heard that I should have slow charged it after removing the cables to the battery but I did not. Please help.

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You should of charged the battery up slowly, but the dead has been done. Electrical problems are always a disaster to deal with I think you should take the battery off again for a good 4h and try starting her back up, kind of like rebooting your home computer see if that works before you start panicing good luck
 

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I had a similar situation based upon a dead battery due to a bad emergency brake switch.

I think you just have to go to the dealer and have him clear the codes.

I bought a code scanner and haven't been able to clear any codes that come up. That's the Italian way.

I wouldn't worry too much.
 

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An other thing you want to check is all of the fuses. If these cars are jumpstarted, they sometimes like to blow fuses. I'd check every fuse and do as Markcq suggested. If that does not resolve it, then you may need to go to the dealer. Let Masertati pick up the tab an the car. Use the warranty and leave the headaches to them. Have a great weekend.
 

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Honestly the dealer should be able to set everything straight.... Sometimes when this happens you can clear the OBDII codes and all is well. Some of the time, you have to go to the dealer to get the factory codes reset as well, it just depends on how long the battery was disconnected.

Often a good dealer will fix this free of charge or for a very small service charge. With that said, the dealers are sometimes very helpful and other times not so much. As with everything Maserati there is a bit of quickyness and inconsistancy.

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You may actually get a new battery when you bring it in. I got one under warranty. I hadn't let the battery run down, but nonetheless, I got one. Same year car, so maybe you'll get one too.
 

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I've had this happen twice. The fix is easy.

1) Disconnect the negative terminal from your battery (no tools required - there's a lever on it).

2) If your battery is still low, charge it with an external charger while the negative terminal is disconnected.

3) After at least 10-15 minutes (I let mine sit for 30), reconnect the negative terminal.

4) Start the car and enter your four-digit stereo unlock code (call your dealer and have them give this to you if you don't already know it).

5) If you are in a country that uses MPH instead of KPH, go into the nav settings to change the units to imperial so that your digital speedo operates correctly.

6) Set your clock.

7) Go drive!
 

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Did it reset error codes?

I've had this happen twice. The fix is easy.

1) Disconnect the negative terminal from your battery (no tools required - there's a lever on it).

2) If your battery is still low, charge it with an external charger while the negative terminal is disconnected.

3) After at least 10-15 minutes (I let mine sit for 30), reconnect the negative terminal.

4) Start the car and enter your four-digit stereo unlock code (call your dealer and have them give this to you if you don't already know it).

5) If you are in a country that uses MPH instead of KPH, go into the nav settings to change the units to imperial so that your digital speedo operates correctly.

6) Set your clock.

7) Go drive!

I just took car out of storage with a dead battery (trickle charger issue). If I do as you suggest, do you think the error codes will disappear? I don't want to try if risk of causing more issues!
 

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It worked!

I've had this happen twice. The fix is easy.

1) Disconnect the negative terminal from your battery (no tools required - there's a lever on it).

2) If your battery is still low, charge it with an external charger while the negative terminal is disconnected.

3) After at least 10-15 minutes (I let mine sit for 30), reconnect the negative terminal.

4) Start the car and enter your four-digit stereo unlock code (call your dealer and have them give this to you if you don't already know it).

5) If you are in a country that uses MPH instead of KPH, go into the nav settings to change the units to imperial so that your digital speedo operates correctly.

6) Set your clock.

7) Go drive!
Thanks so much for the very easy quick fix! When I called my dealer this AM he told me I had to bring it to shop to reset with SD3 which would have been a real drag.
 

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thread revival: I have exactly the same problem, but cant figure out how exactly to unplug the battery (unfortunately the manual is stuck in the glove box which wont open!)

I cant spot any lever on the battery..
 

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By the way, if you can't open the glovebox because of your dead electric, you can still open it manually. Feel your hand along the bottom of the hinge of the glovebox. You will find a long red (or was it yellow) string/rope. Pull on it and the glovebox will open.

I found this when I was ripping the interior out. Yet another fine Italian secret.... Good luck!

By the way, I had a lot more error codes than you when I pulled the interior out and put everything back together. I am talking light error, rain sensor error, window error, check engine light, airbag failure, mps failure, abs sensor error, you name it all the errors are there. But after I put everything back together, one by one the error went away except for the check engine light. But even that was deleted by my obd2 sensor.
 

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Yep, but I think most people are like me and never read them....it's hard enough trying to decipher the radio controls.... :2thumbsup:
It's interesting to me that so many do so much pre-purchase investigating but when they acquire the car, don't read the manual.
That's not a criticism, just an observation.
 

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