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Introducción

Vanmoof make the world's most stylish urban bike with inbuilt solar powered lights. After a few years the light's NiCad batteries won't hold their charge so it's time to replace.

You can buy replacements but Vanmoof won't ship to many countries (like Australia) so you'll need to fix them eventually.

The most difficult part is getting the batteries

Batteries were less than $4 for four, so it's of course much cheaper to fix than replace - and better for the environment.

  1. Buy two, "2/3" AAA NiCad rechargeable batteries. Better still get four so you can replace the batteries in both lights. Get the batteries with solder tabs Get the batteries with solder tabs
    • Buy two, "2/3" AAA NiCad rechargeable batteries. Better still get four so you can replace the batteries in both lights.

    • Get the batteries with solder tabs

  2. Nothing to it really - just remove the 2 cross point screws
    • Nothing to it really - just remove the 2 cross point screws

  3. Use a flat blade screw driver to pull the battery from the adhesive tape. Remove the heat shrink plastic joining the batteries
    • Use a flat blade screw driver to pull the battery from the adhesive tape.

    • Remove the heat shrink plastic joining the batteries

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  5. Unsolder the wires Unsolder the wires
    • Unsolder the wires

  6. Tin the battery tabs Join together with tape. You'll remove this later. Both +ve ends are joined The red wire goes on the end of the battery that has a ridge.
    • Tin the battery tabs

    • Join together with tape. You'll remove this later. Both +ve ends are joined

    • The red wire goes on the end of the battery that has a ridge.

  7. Remove the temporary tape
    • Remove the temporary tape

    • Fold the tabs inwards

    • Cover with 2 pieces of insulation tape. The wires will come out of the middle, between the pieces of tape

  8. Put the small black cup back on the switch. The dome goes outwards. Put the outer switch in the lense. It goes in the smaller hole The black body will be flush when it's pushed together.
    • Put the small black cup back on the switch. The dome goes outwards.

    • Put the outer switch in the lense. It goes in the smaller hole

    • The black body will be flush when it's pushed together.

  9. Test the light turns on Screw the back plate to the lense.
    • Test the light turns on

    • Screw the back plate to the lense.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Martin Hampton

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