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Unread 07-30-2008, 12:58 AM   #11
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Tom, Bless you , Man, for trying to help everyone solve their own problems - for less!
But, Honestly, I don't think this Lady wants to learn how to fix a golf cart or anything else for that matter. (I don't blame her, it's kind of a curse....more on that later.) She asked us so she could be an educated consumer of sorts when the repairman showed up. I think she has done well - like to get my wife to do the same. Here's my suggestion for her....Call the repairman. When he arrives describe the problem and ask him to print clearly on the repair ticket as she has recently joined a golf cart repair forum and she would like to post the bill on the site for discussion...LOL I am funny. Bet she gets the cart fixed & a good deal!
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Unread 07-30-2008, 08:49 AM   #12
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Hey Tom, Thanks for the vote of confidence but I know that I will have absolutely no use for a voltage meter-LOL. You gotta realize, my only tool is a butter knife and a shoe.

I just really don't want to get robbed by some repairman. I'm new here and new at the golf cart thing. I'm in the Villages in Florida, there are a million golf cart places if any of you guys know any around here let me know. I'm going to go with the one who told me the least stupidity, not the one who told me the charger can't be on the garage floor and that every year 4 or 5 of these things blow up and burn the house down.

When I plug it in the needle does exactly what Tom described and then an hour or so into the process the reset pops. I have never run the batteries down, but this was a used cart, so who knows. I guess new batteries will be the worst case scenario, people tell me that's about 500-600, does that sound about right?
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Unread 07-30-2008, 08:52 AM   #13
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Here's my suggestion for her....Call the repairman. When he arrives describe the problem and ask him to print clearly on the repair ticket as she has recently joined a golf cart repair forum and she would like to post the bill on the site for discussion...LOL I am funny. Bet she gets the cart fixed & a good deal!
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Unread 07-30-2008, 10:31 AM   #14
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i always thought that also about ladies not wanting to fix a golfcart but i have 2 ladies in thier 80,s and 1 in her 70,s and guess whatr they take care of their own carts to a point and i know a few other younger ones who also don,t mind getting hands dirty..........i would just hate to see her get ripped and if all we do is give her enough knowledge from here so when a repairman comes if she can talk the talk it may make the difference....................
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Unread 07-30-2008, 01:30 PM   #15
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It's not even that I don't want to do it or am afraid to get my hands dirty, I do plenty of nasty chores, it's just that whenever I play around with things I generally make them worse and it ends up costing more.

The good things is that after I reset this thing last night it charged and the light didn't come on. So, it's either fixed itself or the bulb burned out. I went food shopping this morning and didn't have any problems, then plugged it back in and it's almost fully charged, again with no problem. I'm going to wait till it happens again before I call somebody, this is not a good week financially to call someone. I will use the suggestion that I'm posting their bill online.
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Unread 07-30-2008, 01:42 PM   #16
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yeah keep an eye on it..............would hate to see you get ripped off by someone so if you sound like you know a bit about carts that can make a difference on how your treated...............but don,t think for a minute that you couldn,t handle some things on your own..........even just the basics like adding water and keeping connections clean.......we can help you do that and you,ll be done in 10 minutes unless you decide to use that butter knife.....................lol..................... .........
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Unread 07-30-2008, 01:50 PM   #17
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Well, I do add water, I haven't messed around with the connections and don't plan to. I just checked the thing and it is now fully charged without blowing the reset button. I'm so glad I didn't have the guy who charges $49 service call over.

Anyone have suggestions for getting the battery acid off the garage floor before it eats the finish off?
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Unread 07-30-2008, 01:58 PM   #18
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if your getting acid on the floor your over filling the batts.........only fill them to 1/8 inch over lead plates inside and use distilled water only.............try baking soda and water on the floor............when your filling the batts. grab and pull each cable to make sure its tight........................
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Unread 07-30-2008, 02:32 PM   #19
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Thanks, good to know.
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Unread 07-30-2008, 03:08 PM   #20
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Should wash the floor area completely with soap (laundry) and water, rinse thoughly with water. This will ensure that it is deluted to nominal levels. This also will help float anything that may have seeped into the concrete. This is how we handled the work bays in a garage when worked at the Shell in Concord, Ca. Was cleaner than most garage floors when we would start work each day.
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