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Posted - 10/28/2006 :  12:27:44  Show Profile  Visit chopper's Homepage  Click to see chopper's MSN Messenger address
This FAQ only applies to PW type vehicles that have 4 wires going to the battery compartment of the vehicle. If you have only two wires, then you can just buy a single 12volt battery and hook it up. It may require you change the connection, but you will not have to do any rewiring(see video on for how to put new connectors on).

For those with two batteries and four wires up front, you will have to make a decision here. Either lose low speed and just connect a battery up front to the right wires, or rewire the entire electrical system(esstially reversing it with the motors). The easiest way obviously, is to eliminate the low speed selection. We've found that most kids really don't use low speed ever anyway, and quite honestly, low speed isn't really that useful.

There are two ways of doing this. The easiest way, is to take one positive/negative set of wires (out of the 4 going to the battery compartment). Hook them up to a single 12 volt battery (hook up the negative, then just touch the positive to the terminal and make sure it doesn't spark, if it sparks you've got the wrong wires). If it doesn't spark, go ahead and connect it. Try it out and see if it works. If not, try the other set of wires using the same procedure as before.

If you can't get it to work by just using one set of wires, you can eliminate the speed selector switch altogether. Pull out both switches (hi-low, forward/reverse). On the back of the speed selector switch, cut the wires about 2inches from the back of the switch. Now, on the back of the forward/reverse switch, there are 6 connections. The middle two are the ones going to the motors(don not cut these). There will only be two other wires going into the switch, they will be on opposite corners (there will be jumper wires on the other corners). Find the two wires you have coming from your battery, and connect them to the wires on the opposite corners of the switch. It doesnt matter which wire you connect them to as the switch only reverses polarity. Make test connections first and verify that it works before you crimp everything down. You should have full speed forward and reverse now.

Edited by - swhenrik on 02/12/2008 09:23:17



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Posted - 08/27/2007 :  07:09:05  Show Profile  Visit swhenrik's Homepage
I talk about the conversion some, with wiring diagrams, here:

Edited by - swhenrik on 02/15/2008 09:15:10
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