I have a Prodigy 150 with a GY6 engine. I have an issue where if the light switch is off the battery is charging fine,but when I turn the switch on my battery drains rapidly. I have had it in 3 shops and spent over 300.00 just to have the original problem return. First mechanic replaced the battery,the second replaced the voltage regulator(because it was blowing the bulbs),third mechanic replaced the stater and fly wheel. Why am I still having these problems? Is there something being over looked that I can fix? This is my only means of transportation. Can someone help me please?
Post by scooterfred on Aug 2, 2011 10:13:44 GMT -5
The battery only charges when the light switch is turned off. As soon as I turn on the light switch the voltage meter goes to zero and the tail light only gets brighter the higher the RPM same for other lights. Rear brake switch also causes it to drop. Basically anything to do with the lighting causes it to drop.
OK then this tells me that the headlights are wired to DC power from the battery. I think someone has messed with the wiring at some time...they could be DC powered headlights but you would have to get someone with the same scooter to verify this...
Post by scooterfred on Aug 2, 2011 12:14:05 GMT -5
Ok, Did my trouble shoot and low and behold I found the problem. The second mechanic I took the scooter to that replaced the voltage regulator put the wrong one in !! He put a 5 wire regulator in and I looked at the old one to find it was supposed to be a 6 wire. None of the wires matched up color wise. Thank god I kept the old one and come to find out nothing was wrong with it anyway it was the stater that originally caused the problems. Thanks guys !!! Back on the road scooting
Post by scooterfred on Aug 2, 2011 12:20:52 GMT -5
Simple but drove me nuts for 2 weeks and totally baffled the 3rd mechanic but he didn't think to check the regulator. Wow feel so much better now Going to share the news with the 3rd mechanic just in case he has another one come in with same problems. Anyone need a 5 wire regulator the 2nd mechanic wont refund money on it even though it was his fault for not comparing prior to hooking up. 140.00 of headaches
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