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Unread 06-11-2010, 08:12 AM   #11
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Default Re: 2004 Precedent Brake light stays on for 30 seconds

Another question is can you bypass the OBC all together?

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Unread 06-11-2010, 04:28 PM   #12
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Another question is can you bypass the OBC all together?

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If you purchase a different charger that has a built in micro-processor you can eliminate the OBC by bypassing it, (more costly then just purchasing a new OBC.) You can temporally bypass the OBC as well but that would be for testing purposes only and not for continued use.
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Unread 06-11-2010, 06:09 PM   #13
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If this were a series DS car I'd say yes, go for it. But when you start to talk about eliminating the OBC in a Precedent, I say Definitely NOT! Don't even attempt it. There are way too many circuits on a Precedent that rely on the OBC. You'd be tracing out wires for months and testing them with a meter to see if they are positive, negative, full voltage, half voltage, control wires... etc.... A Precedent has a 6 Pin connector for the OBC, an older series DS car only had three wires. Positive, Negative, and a Battery Light wire. (Referring to small control circuit wiring) The Precedent would be highly confused without an OBC and the 1510 Curtis controller is pretty dependent on having it as well.
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If this were a series DS car I'd say yes, go for it. But when you start to talk about eliminating the OBC in a Precedent, I say Definitely NOT! Don't even attempt it. There are way too many circuits on a Precedent that rely on the OBC. You'd be tracing out wires for months and testing them with a meter to see if they are positive, negative, full voltage, half voltage, control wires... etc.... A Precedent has a 6 Pin connector for the OBC, an older series DS car only had three wires. Positive, Negative, and a Battery Light wire. (Referring to small control circuit wiring) The Precedent would be highly confused without an OBC and the 1510 Curtis controller is pretty dependent on having it as well.
Thanks for that input TahoeDawg. My choice of words wasn't that good in the above post since I used eliminate and bypassing it in the same sentence but really meant bypass. Even in a DS I would think that leaving the OBC in place but placing a jumper on the Main Negative lead of the battery pack to the negative #10 wire on the charge receptacle would have been the way to go if using a microprocessor charger other then a CC charger. So you feel that one should just replace the OBC in a Precedent no matter what might be the issue instead of doing a bypass to use a different type of charger?
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Thanks for that input TahoeDawg. My choice of words wasn't that good in the above post since I used eliminate and bypassing it in the same sentence but really meant bypass. Even in a DS I would think that leaving the OBC in place but placing a jumper on the Main Negative lead of the battery pack to the negative #10 wire on the charge receptacle would have been the way to go if using a microprocessor charger other then a CC charger. So you feel that one should just replace the OBC in a Precedent no matter what might be the issue instead of doing a bypass to use a different type of charger?
Absolutely. If you completely eliminated the OBC there would be many other mods to the wire harness to make the car function properly. I've never seen it done, or never even attempted it, simply for this reason. It's the same way on a DS IQ car.
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So what's the best strategy here - buy the latest and greatest OBC or are the 3.0-4.0 versions good units?

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So what's the best strategy here - buy the latest and greatest OBC or are the 3.0-4.0 versions good units?

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Yes and Yes
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Thanks Dawg - I'll go huntin for a new OBC.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 09:06 PM   #19
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Got my new 3.0 OBC and installed today.

Installation was easy.

Did like the Dawg said unhooked my batteries - connected all the wires and installed it was.

Plugged the cart back in and it registered about a 75% charge. The charger ran about 5 minutes then shut off. It sat about 2 minutes and then kicked back on. This time the charger registered a 50% charge. Don't know if that's normal or not but it's charging away as we speak.

Thanks Dawg ( David ) for your help and guidance.
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Unread 09-07-2011, 10:48 AM   #20
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Well I'm back - I haven't been using the cart a lot but got to run her for 18 holes last Monday. The battery light again, will stay lit for 30 seconds after stopping the cart.

Cart ran OK feels a little sluggish ( as far as you can tell while on the course ) so am I back to square 1? I'll check each battery and report the numbers.

Does anybody have a list of the Club Car codes associated with the battery light?

Any other helpful information from you experts is greatly appreciated.

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