January 27th, 2021
While transporting my scooters up to college, the taillight on the back of my max broke off.
This makes me a lot harder to see at night as I have no brake light, so I opted to attempt a fix.
This process takes about ~15 minutes from start to finish and requires some specialty bits.
Once my new tail light arrived from China and I procrastinated fixing it for 6 weeks, it was time to disassemble the scooter.
4 Security Torx T20 screws hold the gray plastic plate in place underneath the rear of the vehicle.
Unscrew them, then carefully remove the plastic cover.
Next, under the rear of the foot mat, 4 M3/3MM Hex/Allen screws hold the fender in place.
Carefully peel up the foot mat, enough to reveal the screws.
Next, remove the white connector that powers the tail light.
Squeeze the sides of it to remove it from the scooter.
Once you’ve removed the fender, you need to disable it to remove the old tail light.
Two round top Phillips head screws at the top hold the wire cover in place.
One flat Phillips head screw holds the center down.
Finally, one more flat top Phillips screw holds the tail light in place.
Once all of the screws have been removed, starting from the top near the connector, peel back the wire cover, taking care not to break any of the small plastic clips holding it in place.
Remove the two round top Phillips screws holding the connector in place.
Finally, two more Phillips screws hold the tail light enclosure in place.
Once the two screws have been removed, the tail light can be removed by pulling the wire through the enclosure.
Thread the new tail light in through the top.
Place the gray plastic piece over the connector and then pull it until it clicks twice and is no longer able to move.
It should be all the way at the back of the connector.
Two Phillips screws are required to secure the connector to the fender.
Once the connector has been secured again, thread the wire through the channels and rotate or bend as necessary to get the wire to fit fully inside the two plastic bumpers.
Next, replace the wire cover, starting near the taillight and snapping up towards the connector.
Replace the screw once the wire cover has been placed.
Replace the middle screw, then the two wire-cover screws near the connector.
Place the fender back on the scooter and reconnect the connector.
At this point, it would be wise to power on the scooter and test the tail light. Turn on the headlight or hold the brake to engage the tail light.
If it works fine, complete the reassembly by replacing the 4 M3/3mm Allen Hex screws.
Then carefully replace the foot mat and push it down to restick it to the deck.
Finally, place the plastic wire cover back on the bottom of the scooter and reinsert the 4 black Security Torx T20 screws in place.