How To Hotwire A Bird Scooter

If you don’t have the key to your Bird scooter, hotwiring it is an option. We have created this quick guide to teach you how to do that. Furthermore, we answer some other common questions you may have in relation to this topic.

How do you hotwire a Bird scooter?

There are two ways to do this. The first is to use a paperclip or other small metal object to push the release button on the bottom of the scooter. This will open up the battery compartment. Once you have access to the battery, you can remove it and then reattach it to the wires that lead to the motor. This will bypass the need for a key and allow you to start the scooter.

girl riding bird scooter

The second way to hotwire a Bird scooter is to remove the screws that hold the release button in place. This will give you access to the wires that connect the battery to the motor. You can then use a paperclip or other small metal object to bypass the need for a key and start the scooter.

Either way, you should be careful when hotwiring a Bird scooter. Make sure that you do not damage any of the wires or components. Also, be aware that hotwiring [1] a scooter is illegal in some states.

Can you jailbreak a Bird scooter?

There is no need to jailbreak a Bird scooter. You can simply hotwire it as described above.

What are the consequences of hotwiring a Bird scooter?

The consequences of hotwiring a Bird scooter vary depending on the state you are in. In some states, it is illegal to hotwire a scooter. This means you could be fined or even arrested if caught. In other states, there are no laws against hotwiring a scooter. However, you could still be liable for damages if you cause any damage to the scooter while hotwiring it.

bird scooter handle side view

Will hotwiring a Bird scooter void the warranty?

Most likely, yes. If you hotwire a Bird scooter, you will void the warranty. This means that if something goes wrong with the scooter, you will have to pay for the repairs yourself.

Can you unlock a Bird scooter without the key?

Yes, you can unlock a Bird scooter without the key by hotwiring it as described above.

How do I make my Bird scooter go faster?

There is no guarantee that hotwiring your Bird scooter will make it go faster. However, some people have reported that it does make the scooter go faster. It is also worth noting that hotwiring a Bird scooter voids the warranty and could damage the scooter, so we do not recommend doing this.


While it is possible to hotwire a Bird scooter, we only recommend doing it as a last resort if you can’t start it.  The consequences of hotwiring a Bird scooter vary depending on the state you are in, but it is generally illegal and could void the warranty. If you do decide to hotwire your Bird scooter, be very careful not to damage any of the wires or components.


Lucas Travis
Lucas Travis
Lucas is far from your regular skater boy—he is knowledgeable beyond riding basics and tricks; he knows the technicalities and specifics of every type of modern skateboards, bikes, and scooters. His passion for skateboarding inspired him to bring together a team of skateboard-lovers and experts to test new and popular models and come up with recommendations that will help every skateboard, bike or scooter enthusiasts like them.
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