Seat lock zuma

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by bravada, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. bravada

    bravada Been here awhile

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    Just received my sons 09 Zuma 125. Bunch of stuffed under the seat.now it won't open. What are ideas that work .

    Battery is charged the scooter starts and everything works except the seat lock.

    Thanks in advance !
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  2. MJSfoto1956

    MJSfoto1956 Been here awhile

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    You did try to turn the key in the right direction?
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  3. av8erdunn

    av8erdunn Been here awhile

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    Sit on the seat or push down compressing it where the latch is. Then try to unlock it at the same time. It’s more than likely in a bind therefore it can’t unlock.
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  4. bravada

    bravada Been here awhile

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    Tried both suggestions
    Could someone take a pic of the underside of the seat and lock/ latch might try to push a screwdriver in and release it.
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  5. MiniBike

    MiniBike Still here...

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    I don't know if the Zuma lock is cable actuated, but I had a bad lock on one of mine and found I could still open the seat by reaching up under the scooter (mine was near rear side cover), grabbing the locking cable and tugging it (while compressing the seat just a bit).
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  6. MJSfoto1956

    MJSfoto1956 Been here awhile

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  7. balnobbers

    balnobbers Been here awhile

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    Removing the rear tail light helps. I've locked my keys in my storage compartment once or twice.
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  8. bravada

    bravada Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I did find a video on YouTube just access the cable and yank it. Seems like accessing it will be the trick
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  9. balnobbers

    balnobbers Been here awhile

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    Also having a spare helps also.
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  10. vagent

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    To preclude it happening in the future, tie a strong nylon fishing line to the release mechanism (figure out what makes it release) and hide the line behind the seat or frame. Next time it happens, just pull on the nylon line. The nylon fishing line is practically invisible to anyone who doesn't know it's there, but you do and that's all that matter.
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