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Unread 02-20-2016, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default Wiring forward and reverse switch on 85 club car

I have done a lot of reading but haven't found exactly the right answer. Here goes my first post:

I have inherited a 1985 club car 36 volt car. Installed two new 12 volt batteries, painted it and having a hard time finding the right wiring diagram for my cart. I have the manual but there is no detail on the forward and reverse switch. I have sketched the diagram of the original wiring and will post it.


The two lead at the bottom of the switch goes to the positive terminals on the batteries. Does the location or the position in the series of batteries determine the reverse speed? (in the diagram below, reverse would use the two 6 volt and the one 12 von battery and forward would use all 48 volts).

Is this wiring diagram or theory correct?

Sorry if these questions are remedial, this is my first experience with a golf cart.

Thanks for your help!
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Unread 02-20-2016, 03:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wiring forward and reverse switch on 85 club car

yes your diagram is good BUT ... your 36v cart will not last long with a 48v system
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The two lead at the bottom of the switch goes to the positive terminals on the batteries. Does the location or the position in the series of batteries determine the reverse speed? (in the diagram below, reverse would use the two 6 volt and the one 12 von battery and forward would use all 48 volts).
yes the reverse cable determines how much voltage motor uses in reverse
as you show it the reverse is 24v

here is a good diagram
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Unread 02-20-2016, 08:18 PM   #3
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Your best option is going to be to gut the original controls and update to a modern control system. I did the same thing you are doing and realized 1 hr after driving it that it was way too slow!! Good luck
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Unread 02-22-2016, 05:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: Wiring forward and reverse switch on 85 club car

Thanks for the insight. Just minor problems with sparking that I have to figure out.

Thanks again!
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