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    I did it! I changed the clock battery on El Pavo!

    On a scale of 1-10, it was about a 5 on the PITA meter. No problems, but difficult to get at and not something I'd want to do every few months. The best thing is that while I had the windshield off I polished the chrome on the windshield supports and mirrors. Oh my what a sexy scoot now! Look out, ragazza!
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    this only gets done bout every six years or so

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    Can't imagine I'll still have El Pavo 6 years from now, but you never know. The last 2 months have been fun! Thanks for your guidance on the battery change, tomd.
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    I just replaced the clock battery on my 01 beo 150 and just wanted all to know the battery they used from the factory is tough to find. I found an almost exact match with a duracell 301/386 . Same diameter, but thickness is .005" less. Works great.

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    The Maxell LR43 may not be available any more. Walgreens had the Energizer 386, and the packaging says it's the replacement for the LR43. It fit and works fine in my clock.
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    don't rem wht I put in mine but it doesn't fit correctly etc loses conn and data .I've mounted devices that take care of clock etc so someday maybe will try agin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Seeley View Post
    On a scale of 1-10, it was about a 5 on the PITA meter. No problems, but difficult to get at and not something I'd want to do every few months. The best thing is that while I had the windshield off I polished the chrome on the windshield supports and mirrors. Oh my what a sexy scoot now! Look out, ragazza!
    Hello Jay Seeley,

    I have the same problem, need to change the battery clock on my 2002 Scarabeo.
    Can you please tell me, step by step (with pictures would be great) how you do it?

    Thank you very much,

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    there should be plenty of my pics here somewhere you just take off platic around the dash like 9-11 screws two tricky ones from behind i showed close ups in pics

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    great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomd View Post
    there should be plenty of my pics here somewhere you just take off platic around the dash like 9-11 screws two tricky ones from behind i showed close ups in pics
    I too need to replace the battery but a search for your pictures resulted in nada for me. ANy hint where i amy find them?

    thanks

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    what is the correct battery?? I found lots of Maxell LR43, mentioned above.

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    My clock, which I did put a new battery in, several years ago, always works only intermittently. I may have installed the wrong battery type. This is on my 2001 150. I remember it being a big pain in the butt as the plastic pieces don' t fit precisely and I broke a little plastic tab in the process. Now I just guess the time or look at watch. Don't matter no how, 'cause I's semi retired now, so just look up at the sun like original American Indian. Not going back in there. Whatever you do don't drop a screw down into the fuselage!!
    Last edited by home smoke; 01-30-2014 at 01:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducati2 View Post
    I just replaced the clock battery on my 01 beo 150 and just wanted all to know the battery they used from the factory is tough to find. I found an almost exact match with a duracell 301/386 . Same diameter, but thickness is .005" less. Works great.
    How do I change the clock battery??..

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    This is a great tutorial https://www.loscarabeorotax.com/manu...ogio-cruscotto. Use Google and translate it from Italian.
    Italian scoots owned: 2003 Scarabeo 150, 1998 Italjet Velocifero, 2009 Vespa GTS 250, 2012 Vespa S50, 2007 BV 250, 1977 150 Sprint Veloce (future project) and Vespa ET2 (future project)

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