Most Pride Mobility scooters that disassemble have one or two plug-style connectors that deliver power from the controller to the drive train while also allowing the scooter to disassemble for convenient transport in cars. One of these connectors looks like this:
These pins plug into corresponding sockets on the front section of the scooter when the scooter is assembled. The pins are sturdy and will not bend or break, although do require just a moderate amount of care when assembling disassembling the scooter. Should any resistance be encountered, especially when assembling the front and back halves of the scooter, it is important not to force them to come together.
Should one of these pins become bent, they may be able to be straightened using a pair of needle-nosed pliers and a screwdriver.
A broken pin cannot be replaced by itself. They connect directly to the motor via heavy-duty wires. To ensure reliable operation even in damp environments, the manufacturer provides no additional connectors between the pin and the motor. In the case of a broken pin, the manufacturer's recommendation is to replace the entire motor, a costly affair.
Some servicers, if they have access to a defective motor, have had good results cutting a pin along with a short length of the wire from a defective motor. Then splicing it onto the motor wire and sealing the splice with heat-shrink tubing as a less costly fix. But not every shop has defective motors on hand.
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