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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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I have recently obtained a 1985 club car according to the serial number. Batteries were pretty much shot so i picked up a new set and have them wired up as shown on the wiring diagram. The problem is when connecting the second positive from the fwd rev switch i get a welders arc and a nice one at that. My question is why and also what is the secondary positive for? The cart runs without it connected but only at pretty much full power, there is no slow to middle power(which may be the answer to what the 2nd positive does). This is the version with the 5 solenoids and resistor coils by the way.

By the way this was an issue prior to the new batteries as well .......
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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #2
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The secondary positive is power for reverse. If your car runs Forward and reverse already then that explains the arc. Someone has modified the F&R switch to allow for full power in both directions. They've done this by jumping the two bottom posts together. That explains the arc. You're shorting battery number 1 to battery number 4. Remove the secondary positive if you're already going in FWD and REV
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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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dawg thank you for that explanation and my guess is you are correct because i get full power in fwd and rev without the secondary hooked up....i will check the two bottom posts on the switch to see if there is any sign of tampering.......so sounds like that would have nothing to do with why im only getting full power and no lower speeds, any ideas what would cause this? i did hear the speed solenoid clicks (3 or 4 clicks i think) when the old batteries were in although i didn't listen for them after the new batteries were installed.
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Unread 10-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #4
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dawg, just checked and sure enough the primary pos had a melted spot on the wire as it passed behind the secondary pos on the fwd rev switch and was making contact.....i pushed it away and taped it up and connected the secondary to the #4 battery viola no arc ....
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Unread 10-09-2013, 09:10 PM   #5
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nevermind that seemed to correct the power issues too...just took her for a spin ......thanks for the fast response dawg! problems solved, now to start the real playing
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Unread 10-10-2013, 11:48 AM   #6
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Told ya!
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