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orangecabo125

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Engine start button has a mind of it's own - 2014 lance cabo
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:20:13 PM »
My start button just sometimes does nothing. I have to make like 10 attempts to start the scooter and finally it will work.  Then it can go for days without giving any issues. Then all of a sudden it will refuse to do anything, i.e nothing happens when I push it.

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Re: Engine start button has a mind of it's own - 2014 lance cabo
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 11:31:20 PM »
Loose battery cable?  A bit of corrosion on the button?
Do you park this outside in the weather a lot?
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Re: Engine start button has a mind of it's own - 2014 lance cabo
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 11:40:04 PM »
Wonky shut off switch?

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Re: Engine start button has a mind of it's own - 2014 lance cabo
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 08:55:23 AM »
Yes, I do park it outside all the time and it has gone through several US winters ( chicago and now NY ).. So maybe it's button corrosion. Is it straightforward to take the assembly apart? I'd hate to open it  and have springs fly out of it!

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Re: Engine start button has a mind of it's own - 2014 lance cabo
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 09:16:47 AM »
I'd see if there's a way to spray some contact cleaner (or WD works with caveats in a pinch if you don't have any contact cleaner) in there.
On my B650 there's a convenient hole in the bottom, probably to drain water, that neatly fits a straw for that purpose.  I also sneak it in under the switch itself and give it a squirt then work it a bit..

Bear in mind you could also have loose and corroded battery terminals contributing to this.  Those two items are pretty much the low hanging fruit IMHO.

Yes, I do park it outside all the time and it has gone through several US winters ( chicago and now NY ).. So maybe it's button corrosion. Is it straightforward to take the assembly apart? I'd hate to open it  and have springs fly out of it!
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Re: Engine start button has a mind of it's own - 2014 lance cabo
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 05:55:48 AM »
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Yes, I do park it outside all the time and it has gone through several US winters ( chicago and now NY )..

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