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Unread 03-28-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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The dealer has replaced the 6 (2yr old), 8V batteries, completely removed the PD 48v Power Relay and wired my radio directly to 12 V's. Now is suggesting replacing the wiring harness. Running out of money, HELP?

I documented, as accurately as possible, the problems I have been experiencing.

Left home, everything (brake lights, turn signals, radio and motor) working fine.

Drove to course (1/2 mile), arrived with everything working fine.

After playing 3 holes, passenger brake light went VERY VERY dim. Turn signal,
with or without brake on, worked fine.

After 6 holes, with passenger brake light working, but VERY VERY dim, I turned on headlights. I then applied brakes, and passenger side
appeared to work properly. Turned off
headlights, and brake lights continued to work properly.

At the turn (after 9 holes) noticed the passenger brake light was VERY VERY dim again.

While playing the 15th hole those in the other golf cart told me the passenger side brake light was working again.

Hole 16, went dim again.

WHILE DRIVING HOME the power to the radio started to come and go (shutting it on and off). The speed began to slow. I looked at the battery indicator and it was below charge, and I was experiencing the exact same problems as it was, prior to installing new batteries and removing the PD 48V power relay.

I have a Club Car overhead radio console with the pilot lights.
There was such a draw on the batteries, that the lights would not illuminate, nor the radio work while attempting to drive the cart, so there was a huge draw on the batteries

I slowly made it 100 feet from my garage before the cart completely stopped.

I waited about 30 minutes and returned to the cart. The batteries had
recovered allowing me to drive the cart into the garage. Both brake lights worked fine.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 09:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: 06 Precedent electrical problem

Just because batterys are new does not mean they are in good condition? Either you or dealer should check for condition and charge. Are you putting charger on cart after each use and allowing it to shut off on its own each time? Sounds like you are either running out of battery power or shorting out or you have a poor ground connection ( OR A FRAME GROUND WHICH IS NO NO ON ELECTRIC CARTS ) in your accessory and control wiring? Go back to basics and check batterys for full charge and good clean tight connections. Then if batterys and connections are good you can begin to trace out your wiring for problems. Do you have and know how to use a digital volt meter?
At this point I would not worry about wiring loom replacement unless dealer has seen corrosion or damage to loom.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 10:45 AM   #3
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Why were the 2 year old batteries replaced in the first place ?
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Why were the 2 year old batteries replaced in the first place ?
exactly..............and it sounds like a ground issue somewhere.......new batteries aside did the dealer tell you the break in procedure for the new ones ?? if not they really should have, so as mentioned ifs its not to late get the batteries broke in 1st the right way or you,ll be buying another set in 2 years....................................
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Unread 03-29-2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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Because the dealer said they were bad, and that was causing the problem. It didn't correct the problem.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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Did he charge U for the batteries ?
if yes then
the monkey is back on the dealer , make him fix it !
Is he a licensed CC dealer ?
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Did he charge U for the batteries ?
if yes then
the monkey is back on the dealer , make him fix it !
Is he a licensed CC dealer ?


right again, if they told you that was your problem and their fix was a new set of batteries well it ain,t fixed so they are still on the hook..........................
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Unread 03-29-2011, 04:54 PM   #8
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But that being said
this sounds like that boat anchor scotty worked on for 2 months
replaced everything on it and finally fixed it with a wiring harness .
AHH the good Ol days
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even with the new batteries is the cart still losing power or just an issue with the lights?................................
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my guess from the first post is that all this stuff happened after new batteries
and from the statement below the shop is wanting to replace wiring harness and +$$

"The dealer has replaced the 6 (2yr old), 8V batteries, completely removed the PD 48v Power Relay and wired my radio directly to 12 V's. Now is suggesting replacing the wiring harness. Running out of money, HELP? "
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