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Unread 08-27-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Test golf cart by bypassing key switch

My elderly aunt's 1996 Club Car DS electric golf cart will not run, but it is getting power, as noticed by the reverse buzzer working. I have narrowed the issue down to the key switch, but I'd like to jump the wires going to the key switch to make sure nothing else is wrong. Problem is the key switch is not the one that originally came with the cart, it's a 3 position, 4 prong switch that also controls the lights. I have worked on and own EZGO carts, but I'm not familiar with Club Car. So that I don't short anything out, could someone please guide me on how to "hot wire" the cart so that I can test without the key switch in place? The wiring diagram looks similar to the one attached.
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Unread 08-27-2015, 08:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Test golf cart by bypassing key switch

Do you have a green wire and a blue wire connected to the key switch?
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Yes - the aftermarket key switch had a blue and a green wire connected to the switch, as well as two 12v + wires from the battery. The brown wire is going to the warning light, but the orange/white wire coming from the light is cut and doesn't go to anything.
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Default Re: Test golf cart by bypassing key switch

The green and blue are the wires you would want to jumper together.

Don't do anything with the others. Don't turn the key on, just hook those two to make the cart run.
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Unread 08-27-2015, 09:28 PM   #5
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That did the trick! It's a bad key switch. Your help is very much appreciated mrgolf.
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Great.

Now you need to do something with the lights etc. I would go with a different switch for them.
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That's my plan. There is already an unused toggle switch on the dash that I will use for the lights.
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