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Lights flash 4 times on a hoveround mvp5

Went down a ramp at bottom chair started to swivel around to left and then lights flash 4 time

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According to manual. (
4 flashes: The right hand motor has a bad connection.

Other codes...
New VSI Controller 1 flash: The battery needs charging or there is a bad connection to the battery. Try charging the battery. 2 flashes: The left hand motor has a bad connection. 3 flashes: The left hand motor has a short circuit to a battery connection. 4 flashes: The right hand motor has a bad connection. 5 flashes: The right hand motor has a short circuit to a battery connection. 7 flashes: A joystick fault is indicted. Make sure that the joystick is in the center position before switching on the controller. 8 flashes: A controller fault is indicated. 9 flashes: Problem with the brake circuit. Check that the manual release levers are in the drive position. 10 flashes: An excessive voltage has been applied to the controller. This is usually caused by a poor battery connection. Speed Bar Cycling: Controller locked. Speed Gauge Cycling: Check if battery charger is still connected to controller or controller fault.

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SOURCE: My hoveround MPV5 will not operate. fully charged

You will need to take it in for repair. 8 bar flash usually means you have a bad joystick/controller. They can sometimes send it in to the manufacturer to have it repaired. Find a reputable dealer and relay this info to them.

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SOURCE: Led lights flash and Pride Go chair won't move.

Firstly disengage the drive levers and then "flick "them in fash.
Second pull out the large plug that is between them.
Check for damaged or bent or loose pins. press it home firmly .
I did this on my wifes chair and she zooms around.
All switched etc should be off during charge.

Lastly i fully discharged then recharged the battery to ensure no "battery charge memory".
To fully dicharge i shoved a small box between back wheels so to lift of ground and then a elastic band to hond controler on.

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1. Press the bottom left button(MODE) to put on Time mode.
2. Press the LIGHT button (ADJUST/LIGHT) for three seconds.
3. Press the MODE button to select what you wanna change, be it hours, minutes, or seconds.
4. The upper right button (START/LAP) is to move a number up, the bottom right button (STOP/RESET) is to move a number down.
5. Press the LIGHT button to finish.

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SOURCE: Chair won't go. Lights flash

Check your freewheel levers. They must be engaged or the lights will flash and the chair will be inoperable. These levers are under the shroud behind drive wheels. (One on each side)

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SOURCE: Will not come on. red light flashes 4 times

Never a good sign when you have red flashing codes

4 times, Diagnosis: Vertical deflection stopped. Possible causes: +- 15V is not supplied. (D board), IC8003 is faulty. (A board) Symptoms of the problem: TV has entered standby state after horizontal raster, Vertical deflection pulse is stopped, Power line is shorted or power supply is stopped.

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