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Unread 06-08-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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I was given an electric Club Car. The tag on the dash has been removed. Batteries are gone as are the copper cables. The row of solenoids in the back of the engine compartment is still there as are foot controls. How do I establish which wiring diagrams will apply and what resistors go on which solenoids?? Thanks..........Terry
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Unread 06-08-2010, 10:56 AM   #2
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if its a 5 solenoid cart, the left one is the main one and working to the right are your speeds......as for resistors they are of different thickness and the# of coils.......best thing is to look them up here and compare yours.......i beleive your 1st speed will be the thinest of them with the most coils.i think 5 to 7 coils on 1st speed and they get thicker as you you increase speeds.............................there should be a diagram in resources forum look for mid 80,s .................................................8 )
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Unread 06-08-2010, 11:31 AM   #3
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if its a 5 solenoid cart, the left one is the main one and working to the right are your speeds......as for resistors they are of different thickness and the# of coils.......best thing is to look them up here and compare yours.......i beleive your 1st speed will be the thinest of them with the most coils.i think 5 to 7 coils on 1st speed and they get thicker as you you increase speeds.............................there should be a diagram in resources forum look for mid 80,s .................................................8 )
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You mean they get thinner as you increase speed, right? Should be thinner to reduce the resistance to allow more current to the motor. At least that is what my brain is telling me..
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Unread 06-08-2010, 05:06 PM   #4
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I was given an electric Club Car. The tag on the dash has been removed. Batteries are gone as are the copper cables. The row of solenoids in the back of the engine compartment is still there as are foot controls. How do I establish which wiring diagrams will apply and what resistors go on which solenoids?? Thanks..........Terry
By going back thru previous posts I have come to the conclusion that this club car is some where between '75 and '80. At least this quote is an apt description.
"This is the Club Car body style used from 1975 through 1979. The early cars had bucket seats but later a bench bottom with individual backs was used (see picture).
The car features a 36 volt electric drive train (6 batteries) and 4 speed control microswitches mounted under the center cupholder cutout in the dash. The microswitches control the five solenoids located just behind the battery pack under the seat.

http://www.golfcarcatalog.com/infoPa...r/clubcar2.htm
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Unread 06-08-2010, 06:08 PM   #5
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Does your cart look like the cart in the picture on that link? If so ....... I would give it back before I would spend good $ to put batteries in it. No Offense but it is too old. A few hundred dollars will buy you a much newer project in my opinion... No offense really
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Unread 06-08-2010, 06:24 PM   #6
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If it happens to be a three pedal Caroche I'm sure some one out there would like to get it to restore as they are getting rare to find one. Parts are very hard to find if not impossible to find so you would have to be ready to do lots of conversions and this is for a expert cart man. Yes I agree with SCOTTYB that model has hydraulic brakes and it would need to be completly replaced with new parts to start with. Then you would have controls and batterys so costs would be very high. I sure wish that I could find one in my area but they dont seem to be any left??
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Unread 06-08-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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Ole Mec You are right. I never thought of the old cart restoration attraction .... I was just thinking in terms of the costs of new batteries and what it may take to get it to run and then ultimately what he would have value wise when he finished
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Unread 06-08-2010, 06:37 PM   #8
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You mean they get thinner as you increase speed, right? Should be thinner to reduce the resistance to allow more current to the motor. At least that is what my brain is telling me..
I think thats backward, small wire high resistance.
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Unread 06-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #9
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Dooms is right that is why we put 4g cables in place of the 6g ones on our batteries. Also the smaller gauge coils are longer than the thicker ones
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Unread 06-08-2010, 06:41 PM   #10
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SCOTTYB with the Obama Dollar on the skids your correct in what you say and especially when it would be one of the MOST EXPENSIVE and require a really skilled cart nut to attempt that restoration?
I sure wish some one would give me one to restore as I love the style, but like most I wouldnt be able to afford much moneys for parts.
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