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Unread 09-14-2010, 12:07 PM   #11
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With a Digital Voltmeter check the solenoid. The large post connected to the positive battery terminal should have pack voltage normally 36v (14v in your case ). If the same voltage is present at the other large post of the solenoid all the time then it is stuck on. First disconnect one of the small wires to it to see if it goes off... if it stays on replace it. if not check for faulty activation circuit ie; key switch , F&R micro, V-glide micro.
P.S. also check to see that your speed wiper in the Vglide is returning all the way to the last lug only.....if not and the solenoid is stuck closed (on) then this will drain the cart..........
10-4! gonna check it and get a new one, if needed, and new batts. I think that will have me back in order. I also found out that I need approx 31 volts to start my charger, so thats why I can't get it going.
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Unread 09-14-2010, 05:02 PM   #12
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on a 36 volt cart you only need 28 volts to have the charger kick on......................
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it would have to be lights staying on a radio things like that or a stuck soleniod.....but your cart would start running as soon as you put it in gear without touching pedal.......also quite possible they just won,t hold a charge..............................if you get new ones make sure you break them in right and maintain them, they,ll last a lot longer...........................
my cart does creep when I put it in gear. does this mean I have a stuck solenoid?
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With a Digital Voltmeter check the solenoid. The large post connected to the positive battery terminal should have pack voltage normally 36v (14v in your case ). If the same voltage is present at the other large post of the solenoid all the time then it is stuck on. First disconnect one of the small wires to it to see if it goes off... if it stays on replace it. if not check for faulty activation circuit ie; key switch , F&R micro, V-glide micro.
P.S. also check to see that your speed wiper in the Vglide is returning all the way to the last lug only.....if not and the solenoid is stuck closed (on) then this will drain the cart..........

OK, I checked the solenoid like you said and it reads the same voltage, across every post, no matter which small wire I take off. After seeing that I decided the solenoid was bad, got a new one, hooked it up and it reads the same way. Now, I found one of the wires broken at the F&R micro switch that comes off of the solenoid. Do you think this is the whole drainage problem? I'll mention again that the cart has creeped when put in gear since I've owned it.
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brad try fixing that wire and replacing that microswitch just a few bucks than see where we are..........................................
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brad try fixing that wire and replacing that microswitch just a few bucks than see where we are..........................................
I'll do that hopefull by the end of the week. I did get new batts and everything works like before, with the broke wire. Should I unhook the batts so it won't drain them until I can get back to it.

Let me say, thanks so much for your help!!!
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its not going to hurt anything by killing the power so yes take pos. off #1 battery and neg. off #6 battery and tape ends up so they don,t come into contact with anything.....................................
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The Cart Creeps. That is the KEY to your draining problem...... it killed your old batteries and it will kill the new ones...... Time to look into the V glide as I said earlier...... Speed wiper arm not returning all the way to Zero
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its not going to hurt anything by killing the power so yes take pos. off #1 battery and neg. off #6 battery and tape ends up so they don,t come into contact with anything.....................................
will do!
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brad, i would also follow scottys advice cause if the movable wiper arm isn,t going back all the way its gonna drain the batts, so don,t overlook that..................................... .........
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