Help! Continuous beep!
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Piaggio MP3 500ie
Joined: 23 Feb 2020
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Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:11 am quote
Hi gang, I have a MP3 500ie and have enjoyed it for 2 years now. I was about to take off with my daughter when I got a continuous beep and it wouldn't let me start up the engine. I have searched forums and videos and all the alarm codes, but none describes a continuous beep. I've charged the battery, topped up the tilt lock reservoir... tried every other way to troubleshoot. Can anybody advise me what this means and how to fix it? I'd appreciate ANY direction, even if the direction was "go here to find the answer" etc...
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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
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Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:54 am quote
low voltage
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Piaggio MP3 500ie
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Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:06 pm quote
Thank you Maksor for the input but that ain't it! The battery is strong and charged...
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2015 MP3 500 ie Business
Joined: 29 Oct 2019
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Location: Belgium
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:52 pm quote
Sounds like the roll lock motor is not disengaging causing the continuous alarm sound to come on.

With the bike on the center stand, disconnect electrical plug going to roll lock motor and apply external 12 Volt source directly to the motor. Should do the trick.

Also make sure your switch for the tilt lock and the red master switch are in good working order.
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Gilera Fuoco 500ie
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Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:23 am quote
mosstlikely due to a low voltage
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Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:18 pm quote
smanuel wrote:
Thank you Maksor for the input but that ain't it! The battery is strong and charged...
just because you had it on a charger does not mean the battery is good. a dead cell causes alot of issues even though you might have 12v static. load test it.

how old is the battery? if more than 3 years old replace it of deal with the headaches of a spotty battery at best.
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