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Green and red battery lights blink--wont run

When I push the start button the status lights (green and red) blink alternately and the gaucho wont run.

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  • grantdg_98 Mar 01, 2009

    I have the alternating red and green lights blinking as well. I've checked all the wires and they all look to be in good condition. I've also checked to see if master electric board is getting voltage. It is. When I push the red start button I hear a click on the master electric board. It comes from the connector which goes to the accelerator housing. It has to red cables going from it to the accelerator housing. Does anyone know if both red wires are suppose to have 24V on them? Only one side has voltage. Does anyone have a more detailed schematic than the one that is on the peg perego website?

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I have the same issue. Called their customer service and they said it was a defect in the charging system. They are sending a upgrade kit for free, but when it's installed you can't charge the battery using the rear port anymore. No big deal. I'll report back when the fix is complete. 5-7 days until it gets here.

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Is this item electric or gas driven . if it is electric check all the connections on the buttons / switches to make sure the are connected . if it is gas replace the gas with new gas. and check to see if the choke is still on

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