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Unread 09-06-2009, 12:25 PM   #31
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i solenoid and 3 switches

my cart doesn't have the muti step potentiometer,

well, it doesn't look like the diagram anyway.

(by the way it's at the three prong connector that i grounded and got the solenoid to click.

another thing is my cart has a 2" by 4" (or so) aluminum box with plasticized front with a gray and black wire leading out.

gray wire goes to grounding block and black wire goes to controller
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Unread 09-06-2009, 12:42 PM   #32
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Ok ,
place cart rear wheels on stands and scotch front Wheels.
with key off and cart in neutral connect Volt meter to small leads on Solenoid.
Reading = 0 Volts
With SW now on and cart in Forward and gas peddle depressed U should see 48+ volts
and hear solenoid click ?
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Unread 09-06-2009, 12:52 PM   #33
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no voltage on leads while hooked up or unhooked.with switch on and gas, or off.
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Unread 09-06-2009, 01:01 PM   #34
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So "With SW now on and cart in Forward and gas peddle depressed U should see 48+ volts
and hear solenoid click ?"

So if There was no Voltage across controle lugs on solinoid and no , Click.
Back up one step and look at the Micro switch on the back of FR which engages when in forward , see if the Voltage is here (48 Volts) if none here then check , for 48 Volts
at key switch .
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Unread 09-06-2009, 05:55 PM   #35
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48 at both
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Unread 09-07-2009, 11:12 AM   #36
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i meant,
no click at solenoid,

but 48 on both micro forward switch, and 48 at key switch
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I think ScottyB got it correct 2 pages ago.
This is sounding more and more like a controller and perhaps a failure of the Potentiometer.
While solid state controllers are made water resistant they are not Water Proof.
The best way to disprove this is to find a local cart dealer who can test your
Controller and hopefully after this we can move on to the next failure.
And with water involved there will be others.
PS. The resistance across the Big lugs of the Solenoid should drop to 0 when the 48 Volts is added to the smaller lugs.
If it were mine I would also pull the motor and dry it out before it becomes an issue .

Attached should be the correct Diagram !

A new ? How High was the water on the Cart ???
A new ? How long was the Cart in the water ???
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Unread 09-07-2009, 12:48 PM   #38
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My guess based upon my experience with electric carts is that there is no way one of these can go under water for any amount of time and have the electronics survive... I find it amazing that it ran at all after it was retrieved....Not one of the IKE carts survived with the controller in tact. Most melted battery posts upon submersion? Water conducts electricity everywhere it goes? ?????????
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Unread 09-07-2009, 01:40 PM   #39
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i feel the same way.
it did however run for two weeks.
it was running when she pulled it in the garage for charging.

and it does take and hold the charge as i type.

nothing is burned externally, all plugs clean dry and intact.

btw it is at the potentionmeter that i can ground to the green and white wire in the two prong connector and can get the solenoid to click.
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Unread 09-07-2009, 01:54 PM   #40
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Call that local dealer and see what he is willing to test for you .
Then take it from there.
Do not want to dishearten you ! salt water is the worst so you are lucky.
But it is normal for water carts to require
Micro switches
Fw/Rev SW
Solenoid(s)
Motor
Controller
potentiometer
Cables and new wiring from water leaching up the sleeves
and if set long enough for the water to enter Batteries, Then Batteries

And forgot to add , some fail now some will fail a monthe from now if not corrected

U gotta start somewhere so make the Call
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