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Unread 10-07-2016, 06:13 PM   #1
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I have an 82 DS electric Club Car cart. When I got the cart it was slow and would not climb even a small hill. I checked the solenoids and found two of them not working. I replaced all the solenoids with new ones. Now the cart jumps as soon as the accelerator pedal is pressed. (it will spin the wheels on concrete!) I took the accelerator switch box apart to check the micro switches. All seemed to work. I connected the batteries and jacked the rear of the cart off the ground. As I understand it, the first switch is the "master" switch and the wheels should not turn when this switch is pressed. However, the wheels start turning when it is pressed. The batteries are charged and I have the wiring diagram and checked it and it seems to be correct. What is wrong?? I need some ideas of what to check. Thanks for any help.

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Unread 10-07-2016, 09:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: DS Club Car master switch problem

If you can take a picture of your solenoids and wiring, it would make your problem easier to diagnose.
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Unread 10-08-2016, 03:15 AM   #3
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Im away from my shop right now. I will be back in about a week. I traced the wiring according to the wiring diagram and all seemed correct. Is it possible for one of the new solenoids to be bad and cause this problem?
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Default Re: DS Club Car master switch problem

It sounds like one of the higher speed solenoids is welded closed so when the master clicks the cart immediately takes off.
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Unread 10-09-2016, 03:53 AM   #5
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Thanks, I will check that. I did not test the new solenoids when I installed them. I "assumed" they were good, (we all know how that goes). That makes sense. I will test them as soon as I get back. Thanks for the info. Im new to golf carts, this is my first one.
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Unread 10-11-2016, 10:54 PM   #6
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Take a picture of the solenoid bank and post it here. It sounds as if the 6 gauge wire on the high speed solenoid may be installed on the wrong post. It's supposed to be on the post with the resistor coil, NOT the buss bar.
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Thanks for the replies. I will take a photo of the wiring and post it here just to make sure its correct. I put it back just like it came off when I replaced the solenoids. Im sure because I replaced them one at a time. I will post a photo soon. Thanks again for all the help.
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Here is the photo of the wiring before the solenoids were changed. I put everything back just as it was in the photo. I used this photo to replace the wiring as I replaced the solenoids. Please check and see if you notice anything wrong.
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Unread 10-12-2016, 06:34 PM   #9
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Sounds like you are having the exact same problem I am. I replaced all the solenoids and then the mini switch on the forward reverse started smoking and burning up. I've replaced it 3 times and still can't figure out the problem. Sorry I can't offer any advice but I'm hopeing someone will give you something that might be helpful to me as well. Good luck.
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Here is the photo of the wiring before the solenoids were changed. I put everything back just as it was in the photo. I used this photo to replace the wiring as I replaced the solenoids. Please check and see if you notice anything wrong.
I don't see anything wrong here. How about a picture after you installed the solenoids?
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