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angie081604
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benton harbor
mi
USA

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Posted - 08/24/2009 :  16:03:14  Show Profile
i bought my son a little tykes h2 from a lady online.. she said it needed a new battery 50 bucks wasn't bad. well i put the battery in and it wouldn't run . so i took it apart to follow the wiring to make sure everything was clean and hooked up. i found one loose wire cleaned and reconnected it ... then i ordered a new switch for under the pedal cause claning and re- hooking the wire still wont make it go .. i did run direct power to the gear boxes and they turn the tires normally ... but i am confused why this thing wont move in any gear i claened all the connections all the wires look really good and i dont see anything wrong and have new parts on i am hoping there is an easy solution to fixing this i have spent a little over $120 and cant afford much more and my son is feeling bad cause he cant play on it yet casue mommy cant fix it any suggestions would be great thanks
angie

the gambler
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Jacksonville
Florida
USA



1437 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2009 :  16:53:20  Show Profile
Have you opened up the 2 switches on the shifter and cleaned them out?

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angie081604
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benton harbor
mi
USA

4 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2009 :  17:25:49  Show Profile
yes i went thru with terminal cleaner and a wire brush dissconnected and cleaned and reconnected all the terminals and wires thru the whole car
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gseric69
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Red Lion
PA
USA



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Posted - 08/24/2009 :  17:41:32  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
Try perusing through the Definitive Troubleshooting Guide to see if there is something in there you haven't tried yet.

Did you buy a new battery to use with it, or are you using the battery she said was bad? How much voltage is your battery reading? Is there an inline fuse and if so has it blown?

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rockjessemax
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mayfield
kentucky
USA



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Posted - 08/24/2009 :  17:48:41  Show Profile
Try hooking up another battery to the toy in place of the stock bat. You can use your car or lawnmower bat to do the checking with. Just don't allow the child to ride it that way. I'm sure you tried to charge the bat that came with it? But $$$ wise it sounds as tho you may have already bought a new one. If you have a new battery and as you say, the wires look good, the connectors are clean and the motors and gearboxes turn, the most obvious is as Gambler says(dirty switch) or the foot switch is bad. Don't give up! When it's all said and done, the smile you get from your child will worth all the effort and money spent.

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angie081604
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benton harbor
mi
USA

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Posted - 08/25/2009 :  10:31:52  Show Profile
it is a brand new battery i ordered it from gruber 12 volt 12ah and i went thru the troubleshooting guide that is where i learned to trace the wires and clean the connectors . i put a brand new pedal switch in it cause i figured that was where the problem was but i still have no power to the gears and when i hook direct power to the gears they work .... could the factory connector where you connect the battery to the car be bad i dont want to cut it off it that isnt it the wires look clean and tight but i didnt know if that could cause this problem... and i dont see an inline fuse anywhere in the wiring and i have all the wiring exposed right now
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gseric69
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Red Lion
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Posted - 08/25/2009 :  10:41:27  Show Profile  Visit gseric69's Homepage
If you're using an aftermarket battery such as the Gruber you have, you need to add an inline fuse. It could be there was something miswired or shorted which could have damaged a switch or something else along the wiring. A fuse would help to prevent that though, and also is needed to help keep your child safe while riding.
Do you have a voltmeter so you can test the battery to make sure it's good. Even new batteries can be bad.
A voltmeter is a very good tool to have and they don't cost too much. With it you can trace the voltage through the wiring and switches to find out where the problem is. If you have one that can also check continuity, that would be helpful too.

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angie081604
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benton harbor
mi
USA

4 Posts

Posted - 08/25/2009 :  10:45:29  Show Profile
my trickle or slow charger shows my battery has a full charge but i dont have a volt meter to test it ill have to get one i have heard this is common with the h2 and it cost more to fix then the car is worth new it may be worth me getting him a new one because he cant cram himself into his old 4x4 one seater much longer thanks for all the help i let you guys know if it works out
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