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Unread 06-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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i have a 1996 club car 48 volt power-drive and i just replaced the batteries with new 8 volt batteries from sams club and the first time i charged it every thing worked just fine but on my second charge the charger wont shut off . also the cart was shuttering a little and did not have as much power as the first time . i would greatly appreciate any help. also all of the cables have been replaced and everything is tight
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Unread 06-26-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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I would start with this and post your results after.

Resetting the Club Car On board computer - reset the OBC


To reset the OBC the following must be done in this
order:
If no Tow/Run Switch then skip that step

Key Switch to Off
Forward/Reverse to Neutral
Tow/Run Switch to Tow
Disconnect the Battery NEGATIVE () wire
from the Battery Minus terminal on the battery
pack.
Put the Tow/Run to Run
Forward/Reverse Switch to Reverse
Key Switch to On
Lock the throttle pedal down
The reverse buzzer will sound and go off in about 30
seconds. Leave the cart like that for 5 min to cause the
OBC to reset.
To reconnect the OBC back into the system:
Key Switch to Off
Forward/Reverse Switch to Neutral
Tow/Run switch to Tow
Reconnect the Batt wire to the battery minus
terminal on the battery pack.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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i have a 1996 club car 48 volt power-drive and i just replaced the batteries with new 8 volt batteries from sams club and the first time i charged it every thing worked just fine but on my second charge the charger wont shut off . also the cart was shuttering a little and did not have as much power as the first time . i would greatly appreciate any help. also all of the cables have been replaced and everything is tight
This sounds like a typical bad cell or cells. Believe it or not, new batteries can have bad cells (manufacture defects). Check the voltage of each battery individually. Shuttering is a sign of low voltage on a series cart.

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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #4
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I really appreciate the help..... so I decided to test the batteries before I tried to reset the OBC and I found one battery that was reading 7.6 volts on my volt meter but then I test with a hydrometer and found that all cells were dead . so I got a new battery and I will put it in tomorrow to see if that cures the problem .

would it still be a good idea to reset the OBC after battery replacement
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thanks for the welcome jakesnake27 .
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Unread 06-26-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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I really appreciate the help..... so I decided to test the batteries before I tried to reset the OBC and I found one battery that was reading 7.6 volts on my volt meter but then I test with a hydrometer and found that all cells were dead . so I got a new battery and I will put it in tomorrow to see if that cures the problem .

would it still be a good idea to reset the OBC after battery replacement
No real reason to reset OBC.
If you put the good battery in and it runs good and charges, you are good to go.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 02:27 AM   #7
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I bought a set of interstates one time and had to replace one within a month due to a bad cell
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Unread 06-27-2013, 09:56 AM   #8
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No real reason to reset OBC.
If you put the good battery in and it runs good and charges, you are good to go.
Sorry My bust
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:02 AM   #9
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You should not need to reset the OBC upon installing new batteries.
In my experience OBC reset hardly ever fixes any problem, lol.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:50 AM   #10
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I bought a set of interstates one time and had to replace one within a month due to a bad cell
That's funny, same thing happened to me when I bought my first cart. I took it out it went about 10 feet then started shuttering. They were also new Interstates.
One batt had a bad cell.
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