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Unread 10-23-2014, 12:11 PM   #11
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Get a wiring diagram from the stickies and sort out the solenoid activation circuit - what year is the cart?
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Unread 10-23-2014, 01:06 PM   #12
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I'm beginning to think this buggy got hit by lightning. ....Good news is the solenoid is OK, bad news is the green wire going into the speed switch that is suppose to give me a ground ...is not. Also both the resistor and the diode on the solenoid are bad. The resistor is wide open and the diode is shorted (both directions) Do I need to replace the entire speed switch to fix this green wire problem? Could that also be why I'm getting the same voltage reading at all the resistor pack connections?
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Unread 10-23-2014, 01:16 PM   #13
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Get a wiring diagram from the stickies and sort out the solenoid activation circuit - what year is the cart?
I have the wiring diagram, but it doesn't show the switching inside the F/R switch. It only shows the connections to it. It's a 2002 cart. AB0235....DS 36v...2002...sep?...
It also fails to show the interior working of the speed switch...but I'm assuming it's nothing more than a wiper. Which worries me some more on why I'd be getting the same voltage reading at each connection of the resistor coil rack.
I've had this cart for 8 years. Changed the batteries once, but otherwise have had no problems. Wish all my machines were this reliable. This is the first time I've had to actually work on it. I thought initially that I had hooked something up wrong. While the batteries were out I cleaned up all the connections - but triple checking it all - I got 'em all hooked up where they were.
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Unread 10-23-2014, 01:20 PM   #14
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That's what the book of the meters say. I was getting wild readings when checking my battery pack. Turns out a new 9 volt battery in my meter and everything was fine. Bye I have the old fluke 77. I know you have a new battery in your meter. I'm just saying the meter battery effects more than just the diode check etc.
We had those flukes at work....my go to meter was an old simpson analog that I just loved...but lost it in a house fire.
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Unread 10-23-2014, 01:36 PM   #15
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so...scottyb....maybe what I really need to do here...since I'm having so much trouble....is just go the whole hog and get one 'o dem C54 solid state kits...and upgrade the silly thing....whatcha think? ;)
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so...scottyb....maybe what I really need to do here...since I'm having so much trouble....is just go the whole hog and get one 'o dem C54 solid state kits...and upgrade the silly thing....whatcha think? ;)
I think you are on the right track. This is a pretty modern cart with a 1980s drive system. The OEM resistor coil drive system is marginal at best. Most everybody using these carts for something other than golf has had problems with it eventually.
The conversion kit is a simple solution that's easy to install & provides a reliable system that you can run on 36v now and 48v later, or use stock motor now or an aftermarket motor later with big or small tires. Things don't get much more versatile than that.
But don't take my biased word for it - ask around
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I think you are on the right track. This is a pretty modern cart with a 1980s drive system. The OEM resistor coil drive system is marginal at best. Most everybody using these carts for something other than golf has had problems with it eventually.
The conversion kit is a simple solution that's easy to install & provides a reliable system that you can run on 36v now and 48v later, or use stock motor now or an aftermarket motor later with big or small tires. Things don't get much more versatile than that.
But don't take my biased word for it - ask around

I will agree with this! Did the conversion on my cart and it made a world of difference. Plus it's just fun doing the conversion!
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