Applies to Pride Mobility GoGo Scooters only
The electrical connector between the front and back halves of a GoGo scooter connect the motor and magnetic brake to the controller. These connectors are generally maintenance-free and need no attention especially if the front and back halves of the scooter are left fastened together all the time.
Care should be taken when reassembling the front and back halves of the scooter because in unlikely situations if force is used, it's possible to bend the pins of the connector on the rear portion of the scooter. Since these pins are permanently connected to the motor and magnetic brake, a pin that's broken or can't be straightened will require the replacement of the motor and/or magnetic brake- very costly repairs.
If the rear drive unit is left separated from the front half it's possible to get dust and grime in the connector leading to malfunction. Each connector half can be brushed with a stiff brush or blown out with a source of compressed air.
Disassembling the connector on the rear portion of the scooter
Should you have to disassemble the connector on the rear portion of the scooter such as to straighten a bent pin:
- Remove the two black screws that fasten the connector to the chassis.
- Note that there are two bolts and nuts that run through the connector housing. The plastic connector pivots from one end and is spring loaded from the other end. Remove the two nuts and bolts taking care that you keep track of the spring so that it can be replaced.
- The black plastic connector will now be free from the aluminum housing. You'll see two Philips head screws on the back of the plastic connector. Remove those screws to release the pins from the plastic connector body.
- Once the pins are released, you can often hold a pin with a pair of pliers and then straighten it with another pair of pliers.
- Repeat the above steps in reverse to reassemble the connector and reinstall it on the scooter. Take extreme care to reinstall the pins/wires into their proper holes and orient the plastic connector back in the aluminum housing with spring so that it all goes back together as shown in the picture.