Vespa Primavera 150
My seat will not open when the button on the front is pressed. There's normally a sound which is associated with power which releases the lock just before the lock releases. There's now no such sound and no "click" feeling- the button is just soft when pressed so I'm sure no power is getting there There's a manual release in the glove box so I am able to release the seat.
The Vespa is starting as normal so I guess the battery is not dead.
Although it did completely lose all power instantaneously whilst driving the other day in the middle of the road which was very weird. I left it for a minute and then it restarted reasonably OK.
I'm also sure I'm getting mild electric shocks from the metal part of the handlebars immediately next to the left brake handle
All very strange and I'm not sure if they're all connected. The bike is reasonably maintained and only a few years old.
Any advice welcome
2016 Sprint S 150, 2016 Sprint 150, 2006 GTS 250, 2006 GTS 250, 2012 GTS 300, 1974 Vespa 150 Super
Joined: 21 Oct 2016
Did you check fuse? If good, then I'm thinking a wire came off the switch or the switch went bad. I think you need to remove leg shield to access back of switch. You can then verify if wires still attached. Then test for voltage across wires. If good, then test for continuity across switch.
If all ok, then need to test solenoid that operates to open seat
2015 Vespa Primavera 50, 2021 Vespa Sprint 150
Joined: 05 May 2021
Location: Naples Florida USA
On this model there's a separate black button in the front only to open the seat.
Te key goes in a separate button to open the glove box. There's a latch inside the glove box to open the seat, if power is lost.
So I'm OK opening the seat but not in the proper way - but something is wrong somewhere
Xevo 250 ie
Joined: 12 Jun 2008
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia
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