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Unread 03-06-2014, 05:23 PM   #11
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Default Re: Washed Batteries equals Dead Controller

Sounds like we can't golf in the rain now!!!! this hole water with the controller has me scared now lol. I might just tape off my hole controller box when I get home.
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Unread 03-06-2014, 05:33 PM   #12
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Default Re: Washed Batteries equals Dead Controller

Everybody here knows I am a clean freak. It's a sickness, but it won me Best Of Show at the last Buggy Bonanza. I have been spraying my battery bay with garden hoses and pressure washers for 14 years and never had an issue. I just use common sense and keep the high pressure portion of the sprayer away from the controller terminals and the F/R assembly. My cart is an EZ-Go Series cart, and is modified with aftermarket components. I don't use the OEM environmental cover at all on my controller/solenoid. I also have an '85 Club Car DS 5-solenoid resistor cart that gets the same treatment, no problems there either.

The key word here is "common sense".
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Unread 03-06-2014, 08:46 PM   #13
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Default Re: Washed Batteries equals Dead Controller

I agree with Gornoman. The solution is simple. Don't get it wet.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 06:42 PM   #14
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Information I have now is that this is a problem associated with the 16 pin connector on IQ controllers only. The series controller does not have the same problem. OEM Cover was never remove during the washing, water was never sprayed on the cover and when the cover was removed promptly after washing and the cart did not move, no evidence of water was in the controller area. Evidently, it takes a very small amount of water in the vicinity of the controller to cause the problem. Obviously, I am not going to experiment trying to determine how much water is bad. I used some form a gasket under the top hole behind the Run/Tow switch. I plan on using dielectric silicone grease on the back side of the 16 pin connector to help repel any water regardless of how little it takes. I hope others will learn from my expensive mistake.
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