So you have a Lime Scooter, but how do you charge it? In this article, we will show you how to hotwire your Lime scooter and get charging.
If you have your Lime scooter charged up and ready to ride, but want to take it for a spin without having to worry about finding an outlet or waiting for the battery to recharge, then you can hotwire it.
How To Hotwire A Lime Scooter? To hotwire your Lime scooter, all you need is some wire cutters and some patience. First, find the locking mechanism on your scooter. This usually looks like a small padlock or has a bolt that needs to be unscrewed in order to access the battery.
Once you have located this lock, use the wire cutters to remove the lock and open up the battery compartment. Next, use the wire cutters again to strip away about an inch of insulation from one end of the cord that comes out of the battery.
Make sure that both ends of this newly created cord are clean and free from any dirt or debris. Finally, reattach one end of this newly created cord onto the positive terminal on your battery and attach the other end of this cord to the ground terminal on your scooter.
Supplies That You Need to Hotwire A Lime Scooter:
- Power Drill
- Interchangeable Screwdriver
- Drill Bit Suitable For Aluminum
- Wire Cutters
- Wire Strippers
- Heat Shrink Or Electrical Tape
- Soldering Supplies
Remove the Seat:
Remove the seat from your Lime scooter by gently pushing down on the two clips that hold it in place. Once the seat is out of the way, use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the four screws that hold the plastic frame of the scooter together.
Gently pull off the plastic frame of your Lime scooter, and set it aside. Now you’ll need to remove the handlebar assembly from your scooter. First, use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the two screws that secure it in place. Then, carefully lift up on the handlebar assembly and pop it off of the bike.
Finally, use a drill bit suitable for aluminum to remove the two screws that hold on the front wheel to the frame of your scooter. Once these screws are removed, you can easily take off the wheel and set it aside.
Unscrew the Handlebar:
Start by removing the 3 screws that secure handlebar to frame of bike. Handlebar can now be easily lifted off of Scooter.
If desired, you can cut away any extra insulation around screw holes on handlebar before removing it from bike.
Remove Impact Plates:
Impact plates are metal plates that are inserted into the frame of a Scooter to reduce the impact of crashes. To remove impact plates, first remove the screws that secure them to the Scooter frame.
Then, they can be easily removed. Finally, connect new wires and insert the wires into the screws in order to re-attach the impact plates.
Remove Oval Controller Cover:
Oval controller covers are used to protect the controllers and buttons on a Scooter. To remove an oval controller cover, first remove the screws that secure it to the bike’s frame.
Then, it can be easily removed. Finally, connect new wires and insert the wires into the screws in order to re-attach the oval controller cover.
The battery is located on the back of a lime scooter. To remove the battery, first remove the screws that secure it to the bike’s frame. Then, it can be easily removed. Finally, disconnect the wires from the battery and insert them into new screw holes in order to re-attach the battery.
Start by removing one end of cord with wire cutters so that you have a short length of wire attached to one end and a clean end free from any debris or dirt.
Using drill bit suitable for aluminum, drill a small hole near one end of battery so that you can reach inside and disconnect wires connected to battery terminals (red & green).
Remove Controller And Cut The Controller Cables:
To remove the controller, first cut the controller cables. Then, remove the controller from the bike. Finally, disconnect the wires from the controller and insert them into new screw holes in order to re-attach it to the bike.
Connect the Wire End to the Battery Pack:
Now that the controller and battery are removed, it is time to connect the wire end to the battery pack. First, insert the wire end into one of the screw holes on the battery pack.
Then, twist the wire end around several times in order to secure it. Finally, insert the screw into the hole on the battery pack and tighten it using a wrench.
Attach Controller to The Scooter:
Now that everything is connected, it is time to attach the controller to the bike. First, attach one of the screws that secure the controller to the bike’s frame. Then, attach one of the screws that secure the cable to the controller. Finally, adjust and tighten both screws using a wrench in order to ensure that they are properly attached.
Now It’s Time To Hotwire The Scooter:
Disconnect the negative battery cable by removing the screw that secures it to the battery terminal.
Take the wires that came off of the battery and connect them together in a new location, as shown in the photo below. Reconnect the negative battery cable by screwing it back on to its original location.
Reconnect any other wires you disconnected in step 1, and re-attach any accessories you removed in step 2. Affix the newly installed components to your bike by re-securing screws, using either a new set of screws or electrical tape
Find The Right Charger:
Now that the controller and battery are attached, it is time to find the right charger. There are a few options available, but the most important thing is to make sure that the charger can handle the power that the scooter will be using.
If you only have access to a lime scooter, then you should consider getting a razor charger. Both chargers will work with your lime scooter, but each one has its own specific features.
Connect The Adapter To Your Car’s DC Port:
Now that you have the charger, it is time to connect the adapter to your car’s DC port. There are a few different ways to do this, but the most important thing is to make sure that you connect the adapter in the correct way.
And finally, if you’re using a gotrax charger, then connect the adapter to the outlet on your car.
Plug In The Adapter And Turn On Your Car:
Next, make sure that the lime scooter is parallel to the ground. Finally, connect the charger to the lime scooter’s controller or battery. The LED light on the charger will turn green when everything is connected properly.
Once Your Car Is Running, Start Charging:
Once you’ve plugged in your lime scooter and it’s connected to your car, the next step is to start charging.
To do this, simply plug the gotrax charger into the outlet on your car and wait for the LED light to turn green. Your scooter should now be fully charged, so enjoy your ride.
When You’re Done Charging, Unplug The Adapter From Your Car And Return It To Its Place:
When you’re done charging, it’s time to unplug the adapter from your car. To do this, simply hold down the button on the adapter until it starts beeping.
Once the beeping stops, release the button and the adapter will automatically return to its place on your car.
Reattach The Battery:
When you’re done using your scooter, be sure to reattach the battery. To do this, simply remove the screws on either side of the battery and gently pull it back into place.
Reattach The Impact Plates:
When you’re done using your lime scooter, be sure to reattach the impact plates. To do this, simply remove the screws on either side of the impact plates and gently pull them back into place.
Reattach Oval Controller Cover:
When you’re done using your lime scooter, be sure to reattach the oval controller cover. To do this, simply remove the screws on either side of the controller cover and gently pull them back into place.
That’s It! You Are Now A Scooter Hotwiring Expert!
Now that you know how to hotwire a lime scooter, be sure to take advantage of this convenient and fun mode of transportation. By following these easy instructions, you can charge your scooter quickly and easily, and ride off with newfound confidence.
How Would You Hotwire (Rewire) Or Just Bypass The Modem Board All Together On A Lime S Scooter To Just Work As A Normal Electric Scooter?
If you would like to hotwire (rewire) your lime scooter without the need of a modem board, you can do so by following these steps:
- 1. Disconnect the battery cable.
- 2. Remove the four screws that hold the handlebar in place.
- 3. Loosen the handlebar clamping screw and remove the handlebar.
- 4. Align the new wires with those that were removed in step 2 and replace the handlebar clamping screw. Tighten it securely.
- 5. reconnect the battery cable and replace the screws that held the handlebar in place.
Conclusion: How To Hotwire A Lime Scooter?
Hotwiring a Lime scooter is a relatively simple process that can be done in a matter of minutes. With a few basic tools and some knowledge of where to find the right wires, anyone can hotwire a Lime scooter.
In this article, we will be discussing the different ways you can hotwire (rewire) or just bypass the modem board all together on a lime scooter to just work as a normal electric scooter.
How Do I Unlock Lime Scooter For Free?
If you find that your lime scooter is locked, there are a few different ways that you can unlock it. You can try calling the company that made the scooter, or you can use a code that is usually printed on the underside of the scooter. If none of these work, you can try using a keypad to unlock the scooter.
Can You Hack A Lime Scooter?
There is no way to hack a lime scooter. Even if you could, the modems that are used on these scooters are very secure, and there is no way to get past them without the correct key.
Can I Use A Lime Scooter As A Bicycles?
You cannot use a lime scooter as a bicycle. The width of the tires is too small for it to be ridden safely on a regular basis.