The security alarm on my scooter sounds as soon as I turn the key. How do I reset it?
Sorry for not replying sooner.
Not sure how much help I can be other than relating my own experience of this.
I've "stored" my own Piaggio MP3 250 (1997 model) a few times for "extended periods" and never really had a problem ....
(except once when it didn't want to unlock the tilt mechanism and just beeped at me when I tried - after trying many many times it just did it and never failed again)
.... until the last time in July 2014 when I had your ALARM problem.
It had been parked on June 15th when I went on holiday and left for 25 days - I returned on July 10th.
When I turned the key and the ignition lights all came on so did the alarm, sounding loud and constantly.
Turned it off and back on - still the alarm.
Repeated several times - still the alarm.
Seem to remember trying to unlock the tilt mechanism - can't remember if it did or not but the alarm kept sounding.
Tried starting it and I think it took a while turning over (definitely not an immediate fire-up - but this was probably down to it standing for almost 4 weeks) before bursting into life but it did start.
I thought this was quite surprising given the alarm was still going off and IF it thought it was being stolen, or was an immobiliser issue, that this would be possible.
I then definitely unlocked the tilt mechanism and rode it a very short distance (20 feet) - the alarm was still sounding.
Stopped, turned off the ignition and back on again.
Think the alarm went off again and I started it again.
Not absolutely sure but either the alarm just stopped sounding as the bike was ticking over, or it did after I turned it off/on and started it another once or twice.
Once it was "silent" it never went off again.
Stopped, started, drove, parked, left overnight, left 3 or 4 days, never had the same problem again in the 8 weeks since.
Strangely enough another fault got "fixed" whilst it was parked for these 25 days.
The remote control key unlocking of the seat catch had stopped working and hadn't worked for several weeks at least (possibly months) despite attempts to fix it (reprogramming?) as per a few suggestions I'd found on the Internet.
Sadly despite working for about 7 weeks since July 10th this failed a few days ago and I can no longer open the seat using the key.
The little green LED flashes on the key but there is just no click from the actuating solenoid. I need to look into this further - even change the battery in the key - just a thought !
Hope this helps
Aug 03, 2014 |
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