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Short from pedal to battery

I charged our gator for the full amount of time and it worked for a few minutes but then it just stopped. There is no connection from the pedal to the battery. When I take the battery out and put in another power wheels it worked just fine. Is this a fixable problem?

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    Our battery is fully charged and works with other battery powered ride-on toys, however there must be a short from the pedal to the battery??? Can someone fix this?

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    pedal shorts out when climbing small hills.

  • Kristie steiger May 11, 2010

    Have you tried to take apart the switch under the foot pedal. Has it ever been stored outside? 


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I would replace the foot pedal switch like the one here
if it goes in any speed then it is a problem with the switches in the shifter.
You also want to make sure the wires are secure on the foot switch and the motors because the can come loose when the children are riding them.
I would also contact J&L
These guys know a lot about these peg perego gators and will make sure they help you.

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