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Unread 08-15-2018, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Dropped Battery Hit V Glide Now Smell

I was installing new batteries in my 01 36v club car and while lowering the driver front corner battery it slipped from my left hand and hit the v glide cracking the assembly and falling through to the ground. The batteries were not hooked up at all at the time and after screaming from the pain of smashing my big toenail I noticed a slight burning smell. I hooked up the battery cables and got power but the cart won’t move. When held in place the arm runs along the v glide fine. I thought it might be the switch in the v glide so I checked it and it was good. I had an extra switch on hand so I replaced it anyways and no luck. Any thoughts about potential issues to trouble shoot would be appreciated. Thanks
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Unread 08-16-2018, 05:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dropped Battery Hit V Glide Now Smell

Probably damaged the resistor bank on the backside of the v-glide. Need to visually inspect them and then check the output. (Will look similar to the attached.)
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Unread 08-16-2018, 03:42 PM   #3
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Default Re: Dropped Battery Hit V Glide Now Smell

Buy a battery lifting strap. It'll save your foot! https://www.amazon.com/Golf-Cart-Bat.../dp/B0172FSJAI

Dropping a battery can damage the battery internally even if you don't seen anything wrong outside.

Like Nole said, if the housing on the V-glide cracked it could have damaged the resistors on the back, or could have broken other things internally. If there's no obvious physical damage you would need to check each contact and each resistor with a multi-meter to see if they're electrically OK.

I can't think of anything that could/would/should be damaged and would burn if the batteries were all disconnected unless the battery posts both made contact with the frame of the cart.
Burning smell could have been your head on fire?
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Unread 08-16-2018, 06:35 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dropped Battery Hit V Glide Now Smell

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Buy a battery lifting strap.
Is first choice. But if you need something right away use a rope or a belt through the holes for the battery lift.
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