Battery Box Button

AlexP

New Member
There are many features to an ST1 that warrant understanding,
I did not consider the BBB to be one of them .. However ...
Just in case someone else ever has this problem ...

When installed the battery this morning and closed the compartment,
the black battery-box opening button went flying across the garage.

The front headlight connector had slipped down (inside the compartment) and it,
with the battery, pushed the button past the button's plastic locking arms and it popped out.

THEN to make matters worse, I accidentally Re- installed the button with
the long section to the top : Wrong. What happened was the button locked
into place, but was non-functional: I could not eject the battery and
Also meaning : I could not open the battery case to push out and re-position the Button..

After a few failed attempts at prying out the button with a small flat blade screwdriver,
I drilled a small hole in the center of the button and threaded in a long sheet metal
screw: There is an aluminum cross -piece upon which the button locks and the
screw hit this and threading in the screw caused the button to back out and disengage.

I don't know of Any other way to have recovered from this .... you can't pry
out the button with a small screwdriver or blade without scuffing the paint,
nor can you really get sufficient leverage with it.


Remember : Long Part of the Button Goes Downward .


Alex
 

JoeA

New Member
Hi Alex
This weekend I went and put my key in to unlock and remove my battery
Button wont budge and seems key not turning all the way
Any suggestions ?
 

AlexP

New Member
Hi Alex
This weekend I went and put my key in to unlock and remove my battery
Button wont budge and seems key not turning all the way
Any suggestions ?

The key only rotates about 60 degrees. Can you press in and hold the upper portion of
the door such that you can easily rotate the key back and forth and hear the lock click ?
Maybe pressing in the door will allow the mechanism to unlock easier.

Perhaps a wire has moved and is blocking the lock mechanism - happened to me.

You need to get the door open before the Button will eject the battery.