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Unread 06-16-2014, 10:45 PM   #1
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1998 powerdrive charger will not come when i plug into cart.need help.Thanks
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Unread 06-16-2014, 10:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: charger will not come on

try resetting the OBC

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
• Press the throttle pedal down (hold it to the floor)

The reverse buzzer will sound (sometimes) and go off in about 30 seconds.
Leave the cart like that for 5 min to cause the OBC to reset.
After 5 min release the throttle pedal

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.
• Tow/Run switch to Run
• Key Switch to ON

if charger will not come on do a OCB by pass


OBC bypass
DO AT YOUR OWN RISK.…do not attempt unless you are familiar with electricity and electronics!
There are two ways to force the charger to turn on regardless of the OBC.

The first method is to disconnect the cart’s gray wire at the fuse near the charger receptacle. Then using a jumper wire, connect the receptacle side of the fused connector to the cart’s negative battery terminal. This will energize the charger’s 48V relay. If the charger doesn’t come on, it could be bad connections, wiring or charger relay.

The second method is to open the charger and remove the 120V wires from the relay and jump these together. This totally bypasses the relay and the OBC wire.


(If charger comes on but the charger ammeter shows 0 amps, check the fuse at the charging receptacle under the clear plastic cover.)

Both of these methods should both be temporary measures for troubleshooting, or as an emergency method of charging the batteries when they have been discharged so far that the OBC will not charge them.

The OBC provides the optimum method of charging the cart’s batteries. If the OBC is bad, it should be replaced

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Unread 06-17-2014, 10:06 AM   #3
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Default Re: charger will not come on

I had a similar issue with a much easier fix/result. Nothing was wrong with my charger. However behind where the plug goes into the golf cart.........I found a loose wire in the back of the receptacle. I fixed the connection and the charger works great.

Hope your issue is that simple.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 09:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: charger will not come on

Thanks for the help from both of you.Will try this tomorrow..By the way,my reverse doesn't work.I guess I cant check the OBC if I dont have a reverse.Can I?
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Unread 06-17-2014, 09:46 PM   #5
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what do you mean it doesn't work ?
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Unread 06-17-2014, 11:33 PM   #6
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When I put it in reverse it will not move.It will only go forward when i put it in forward.
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Unread 06-17-2014, 11:57 PM   #7
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we will need year, model, and volts of cart to help with that
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Default Re: charger will not come on

Its either a 97 or 98 club car 48 volt.Not sure of the model.How do I tell?Thanks.
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Unread 06-18-2014, 12:31 AM   #9
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97 & 98 are DS carts
there are 2 types of drive systems
F/R switch is a fast way to tell what you have
a rocker switch or a handle
which do you have ?

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Unread 06-18-2014, 09:47 AM   #10
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A handle .It is a DS

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