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Unread 09-07-2015, 12:02 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I recently joined and I am the proud owner of a 2004 DS 48 volt and here is the problem I am encountering...

Decided to add headlights to the cart and the first time i turned them on both bulbs took a crap but, the rear and parking lights worked just fine. i thought i did something wrong so I went ahead and ordered new bulbs.

I went to install the bulbs today, before i installed them i tested the voltage and it showed 12 volts. I plug in the bulb and all the lights (rear and parking) turned off... did the same test on both sides and same thing. Could there be a short somewhere?

As stated before I got a 48 volt with a voltage reducer for the accessories. The reducer is rated at 20 amp.

BTW I tried using the search function but I was not sure on how to search since the issue that im having IMO cant be described in just a few words.

Thanks in advance!

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Unread 09-07-2015, 08:06 AM   #2
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Make sure you do NOT have anything grounded to the frame.
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Unread 09-07-2015, 08:26 AM   #3
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Nope, I am grounded to the battery pack.

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i have seen where the rear lights are wired wrong causing what you describe
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Unread 09-07-2015, 08:49 AM   #5
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What can i look for? This whole set came already wired, pretty much plug n play...

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Unread 09-07-2015, 09:56 AM   #6
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is it 3 wires at tail light ?

quick way to test is to unplug tail lights and see if head lights work
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Unread 09-08-2015, 07:29 PM   #7
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Went ahead and unplugged tail lights... still having the same issue :(

May be a stupid question but, i didnt use a relay. Would that make a difference?
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Unread 09-08-2015, 08:34 PM   #8
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no .. i don't use them ... can you hook up a 12v car battery to just lights to see if it is in wires ?
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Unread 09-16-2015, 06:57 PM   #9
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So, came to find out that the only light bulb i was using had the polarity reversed!

I used the 2nd light bulb and bam! There was light. The other light bulb i went ahead and trimmed it the plug would fit with the right polarity.

Thanks for the help!

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