lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car
Electric Club Car Electric DS, and Precedent golf cars



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dahlonega GA
Posts: 46
Default Tail Light trouble

I put in a headlight and taillight kit last year. I tested them after I put them and they worked great. Well, I tried them again tonight on my first night ride, and when I pulled the switch the tail lights will blink on for a second then go right back off. The Head lights work fine. They just basic head and tail lights, no blinkers. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Countrycart99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 10-06-2013, 07:29 AM   #2
Medicare Recipient
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 3,543
Default Re: Tail Light trouble

Quote:
Originally Posted by Countrycart99 View Post
I put in a headlight and taillight kit last year. I tested them after I put them and they worked great. Well, I tried them again tonight on my first night ride, and when I pulled the switch the tail lights will blink on for a second then go right back off. The Head lights work fine. They just basic head and tail lights, no blinkers. Any suggestions? Thanks.
. . . check all connections especially the ground wire(s) feeding the tail lights first . . .
Stevegrmich is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dahlonega GA
Posts: 46
Default Re: Tail Light trouble

I checked all the connections and the ground, they all look good to me. But still can`t get the tail lights to do anything but a quick blink when I pull the switch. I hooked a volt meter into the taillight plug (Red. white and black wires) it showed I was getting power back that far. I even took the taillights apart (LED) and the volt meter show voltage. I`m not really sure how LEDs work so I`m at a loss right now.
Countrycart99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2013, 12:02 PM   #4
Getting Wild
 
Timscarts's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Wyckoff, NJ
Posts: 83
Default Re: Tail Light trouble

Check polarity on the tail lights, sounds like the ground and positive May be swapped.
Timscarts is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2013, 03:04 PM   #5
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dahlonega GA
Posts: 46
Default Re: Tail Light trouble

As far as I know I haven`t changed anything since I hooked the lights up the first time and everything worked. The Positive wire from the reducer is on the positive post on the front battery and the negative from the reducer is on the negative post on the back battery on the drivers side. Are they supposed to be hooked up to the negative and Positive batteries that run out to the back of the cart?
Countrycart99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
Dazed & Confused
 
crash test dummy's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Z-HELLS FL
Posts: 14,028
Default Re: Tail Light trouble

use a set of jumper wires and see if LEDs will light
crash test dummy is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #7
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dahlonega GA
Posts: 46
Default Re: Tail Light trouble

Tried that too. Couldn`t get them to do nothing. May try it again. Just don`t know. Thanks all.
Countrycart99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #8
Old Sky Soldier
 
mrgolf's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,975
Default Re: Tail Light trouble

Did you try a regular build to see if it will work. If it will then you may have wrong voltage for you LED,s
mrgolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #9
Gone Wild
 
Sergio's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 4,566
Default Re: Tail Light trouble

The led tail lights will have a minimum voltage to operate, perhaps the voltage reducer is not able to deliver that minimum voltage once the headlights come on, that could explain why they come on and then off.
What is the exact voltage you are getting at the tailight connector when the lights are on?
You could also disconnect the headlights and see if the tail lights remain on.
Sergio is online now   Reply With Quote
Unread 10-07-2013, 12:54 PM   #10
Not Yet Wild
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dahlonega GA
Posts: 46
Default Re: Tail Light trouble

Unplugged the headlights and one of the LED taillight came on, the other one must be blown. So does the mean the reducer wasn`t any good?
Not, that it really matters about the reducer anyway, because I got to noticing I had ran to the two batteries on the driver`s side so I got to thinking it might not have been drawing enough voltage
So I moved the Positive over to the Positive post on the passenger side that run out to the back of the cart, aaannnd... it burned out. So, Now apparently I`m going to have to buy new taillights and Voltage reducer. Anyway thanks for all the help.
Countrycart99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric Club Car


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Tail light w/ reverse light On Road Golf Carts!
tail light issue Gas Club Car
LED tail light question... Electric Club Car
Precedent Light Kit Installation Tail Light Question Electric Club Car
Tail light help Electric Yamaha


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.