lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-02-2009, 09:15 AM   #1
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 13
Default Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

Hi,

Does anyone know what the difference is between a regular F/R switch and the heavy duty F/R switch?

I have a 48V 2000 CC Electric DS that we use the heck out of and we've had many problems. I bought it used about 3-4 years ago and maintaining it has been costly. Just put a set of batteries in for $500, whew.

The forward copper bar on the F/R switch was sunk in and had the plastic melted around it and the underneath looked somewhat melted too. I've noticed that the large cables (blue and red) were sometimes warm to touch but didn't know what that meant. These cables go to the motor. The connectors and cables seem to be in good condition.

I'm wondering if I should get the heavy duty F/R switch but didn't know if it's a match to the regular one that I have now with the micro switches on top and all. Does anyone have any info to share? Thanks very much in advance.

John and Melisa
mbradley35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 10-02-2009, 09:21 AM   #2
Cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 64,055
Default Re: Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

Where are you looking at it? If it is from one of our sponsors I am sure it is the right part
http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/site-sponsors.php
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-02-2009, 09:25 AM   #3
Gone Wild
 
Xact1's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 384
Default Re: Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

Excessive heat is usually a sign of resistance somewhere in the cable, or in the connection. It is very possible that the cables look good but are internally corroded. This happened to me and it actually blew the top post off of a battery

I don't think that it is necessary to upgraded the F/R switch. It is more important that you get the correct F/R switch for your cart, and then check or change all of the cables in question. If you're not sure of the cable condition, change them all. Now's a good time to go to 4 gauge cables if they are 6 gauge.
Xact1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-02-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
Gone Wild
 
Xact1's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 384
Default Re: Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

Also, many of the site sponsors carry complete 4 gauge cable kits for your cart.
Xact1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-02-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 13
Smile Re: Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

Thank all of you for responding. I have ordered the regular F/R switch for my cart and the 4 gauge cable kit. That should take care of the heat problems and just get all the cables replaced and new so I won't have to worry about anyof the rest. I guess this may also give the cart a little boost in power hopefully too.
mbradley35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-02-2009, 02:11 PM   #6
Gone Wild
 
Xact1's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 384
Default Re: Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

Let us know the results!:
Xact1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-03-2009, 11:21 AM   #7
just leave me alone
 
GLEEMO's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,643
Default Re: Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xact1 View Post
Excessive heat is usually a sign of resistance somewhere in the cable, or in the connection. It is very possible that the cables look good but are internally corroded. This happened to me and it actually blew the top post off of a battery

I don't think that it is necessary to upgraded the F/R switch. It is more important that you get the correct F/R switch for your cart, and then check or change all of the cables in question. If you're not sure of the cable condition, change them all. Now's a good time to go to 4 gauge cables if they are 6 gauge.
I definitely with adding new cables,
and if you are replacing F/R then go with the heavier one it could prevent problems later on.
A ? where in the world did you find 6 x 8Volt batteries for only $500, thats a deal , what type ?
GLEEMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-03-2009, 12:22 PM   #8
Cartsunlimited.net
 
scottyb's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 64,055
Default Re: Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

The stock F&R from CC is pretty stout... Maintain clean and tight connections ... you shouldn't have any more trouble.
scottyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-03-2009, 12:28 PM   #9
Gone Wild
 
mikesmotortoys's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rockwall, Texas (Dallas / Ft. Worth)
Posts: 7,077
Default Re: Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottyb View Post
The stock F&R from CC is pretty stout... Maintain clean and tight connections ... you shouldn't have any more trouble.
Stock meaning the OEM part

Factory EZGO - Bad Boy Buggy - Dixie Chopper Mowers
mikesmotortoys is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #10
just leave me alone
 
GLEEMO's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 5,643
Default Re: Forward Reverse switch melted on forward...have question about replacement part

I still disagree with stock, when something fails replace with the best, kinda like #6 to # 4's or putting stock controller back in after a failure.

This is my opinion and only my opinion and as you already see it may or may-not be shared by others in this forum
GLEEMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Forward / reverse switch. Electric Club Car
EZGO forward reverse switch Electric golf carts
Yamaha G8 Forward and Reverse switch Electric Yamaha
85 Forward /reverse Switch Electric Club Car
Forward Neutral Reverse Switch Gas Club Car


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.