I have a mobility scooter that had died and I want to try and get it going again. I'm disabled and use my scooter a great deal and consequently I tend to wear them out. I'm onto my 4th one now. The scooter I'm trying to salvage was showing various flashing lights in the control box, I paid for a professional for a diagnosis and was told the motor's brackes were Stuck/seized and he could do nothing for me. OK, I replaced the scooter and left the old one in my workshop for a while. Then I started to play, I connected the 2x12 v batteries in series to the motor via a simple switch and the motor went like the clappers. I've decided to try and build a hybrid scooter, with hopefully loads of advice from everyone out there. The first problems I've discovered is that when I switch the motor on,,, its on full blast and I have no brakes and I can't go backwards unless I swap the leads around. BY the way the original throttle on the scooter is ruined, one of the terminals has sheared off.
Any advice on the way forward would be really welcome.