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Bypassing the Control Box on a Razor Electric Scooter: A Step-by-Step Guide

Razor electric scooters are a fun and efficient way to get around town or explore your surroundings. However, a faulty or malfunctioning control box can quickly put a damper on your scooter adventures. Luckily, there is a way to bypass the control box and keep your scooter running smoothly.


Before attempting this DIY project, it's essential to note that tampering with the scooter's internal components can void its warranty and potentially lead to dangerous situations. By following this guide, you agree to proceed at your own risk and understand the potential ramifications.


Tools You'll Need:



  • Screwdriver

  • Wire cutter/stripper

  • Electrical tape or heat shrink tubing

  • 12V DC Relay Switch


Step 1: Remove the Control Box
Using the screwdriver, remove the screws securing the control box cover. Carefully lift the cover and set it aside.


Step 2: Identify and Disconnect Wires
Locate the thick red and black wires connected to the speed control. Use the wire cutter to disconnect them, leaving some length to work with.


Step 3: Strip the Wires
Using the wire stripper, remove about a half-inch of insulation from the ends of the red and black wires.


Step 4: Install the 12V DC Relay Switch
Connect the red wire from the battery to the relay's positive terminal (usually marked NO, for Normally Open) and the red wire from the motor to the other positive terminal. Connect the black wires to the corresponding negative terminals.


Step 5: Secure Connections
If using electrical tape, wrap each connection securely. Alternatively, if using heat shrink tubing, slide it over the exposed connections and gently heat it until tight.


Step 6: Test
With the wires connected and secured, test your scooter to ensure the motor is running without the control box. If all goes well, you've successfully bypassed the control box on your razor electric scooter.


In conclusion, bypassing the control box on a razor electric scooter In conclusion, bypassing the control box on a razor electric scooter can be a relatively straightforward process if you possess basic electrical knowledge and handle the components with caution. This solution may allow you to continue enjoying your scooter despite control box issues. However, it's always recommended to consult a professional or reach out to Razor for assistance if you're not confident in your DIY abilities.


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