I am a juicer for Lime and have lots of connections within the corporation. In fact I was recently offered a corporate job, but the pay wasn't as good as juicing, so I declined the job.
On a recent drop-off I met a mechanic that told me about an issue with 06E scooter codes. Basically these are scooters that aren't ridden or juiced in a 48 hour period. When there's no rider and it's not being charged, the system takes it off the map. When this happens it throws an error code, thereby unlocking the scooter.
The thing is that with this error code the throttle isn't engaged and the scooter will just sit with the light on and an error code. When a customer reports the error code, we then can pick it up and take it to the warehouse/drop location.
What he told me is that when the scooters throw this code, they remove the code by placing a magnet on the scooter. What's interesting though is that unlocks the scooter. He showed me one example where this code was on the scooter and the green box was detached. He put a magnet up to the green box, it reset the scooter, and he unplugged the cable on the green box. The scooter was fully rideable and not detected in the system since the GPS was not there.
My hypothesis is if you find an 06E scooter, unplug and detach the green box, it will reset and there you go. You have a working scooter for personal use. I would like to test the theory, but the challenge is taking the risk on an auctioned scooter. Anyone with more knowledge/experience can confirm the hypothesis?