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Unread 10-31-2008, 12:26 PM   #11
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Yes, they are all 1998s. (a9833 .....) the one with the black framing has a contoured double headrest. the others are all silver aluminum frames with dual headrests.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 03:07 PM   #12
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ok down to one to fix. the second one was the one that had a battery installed wrong. a lot of corrosion and bad threads on the positive terminal stud of the battery that had been reversed proved to be the issue. i managed to get the nut off without snapping the stud, put a new cable on, stacked some washers up on it and got it tight again runs and is taking a charge. This was also the cart that has been parked because of its tendency to take off very quickly then drain its batteries very fast--would a reversed batttery do that?

the final one that will not take a charge shows .1 v on all the batteries. the backup buzzer sounds very weakly. i've gone over all the wiring six ways to sunday with a continuity tester, no problems there. i'm swapping a known good obc in to see if that's the issue will post back. this one also has a brake pedal that doesn't spring all the way back would dragging brakes cause the obc to fail? i was able to release the drums by pulling on the lever at the drums. with the brake off, they were staying engaged slightly.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 05:36 PM   #13
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Spent all day scratching my head over this one. swapped the obc with one of the orking carts--that still cart worked, no change in this one. did the same for the solenoid and controller. Would batteries that had been drawn down to .1v cause the charger not to start charging? Considering swapping some of the batteries around next.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 07:54 PM   #14
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Default Re: New to site -- '98 CC problems

Could if it has an OBC or the charger has a min voltage switch in it.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 10:08 PM   #15
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well, after swapping a couple batteries with no success i tried installing one of the low batteries from this particular cart in another cart. that cart did take a charge, so i interspersed 5 of the six that way into the other carts and got all of the carts including this ornery one with the five good ones from the others to finally start charging. I guess with the batteries drawn down so low there was no way the charger would start. I apparently have one bad charger--it pops its reset no matter what cart i plug it into. i think my grounds guy was using that charger with this cart and didn't realize it wasn't charging. we towed it off the course after it died on him while brushing the greens last year and i haven't done anything with it since.

Now i have one final problem to figure out. way back at the top of this thread, i mentioned a cart that goes very fast, but doesn't hold it's charge long. that one is still doing the same thing. from my recollection, it was that way when we got these four years ago and has been parked since. the 2006 batteries in it haven't even been run! the controller is wired correctly. i'm going to check the throttle switch (potentiometer) to see if there's a wiring issue or maybe a short across the pickup points. this thing goes like the blazes as soon as you touch the pedal. Could this be a modification someone did to it by bypassing or rewiring something?
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Unread 11-09-2008, 10:51 PM   #16
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I'm confused about the one with the black framing and headrest. It sounds to me like it is a 2000.5 model not a 98. I'm pretty sure that CC changed the black framing and backrest in mid 2000 which caused the 2000.5 models. I have not seen any earlier model CC's with factory black framing and one piece backrest. Maybe the previous owner upgraded?
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Unread 11-10-2008, 07:49 AM   #17
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actually i got it reversed regarding the head rests. the black one has individual headrests. it is a 98 by serial number, black framing, the top has a more pronounced curvature and the seat and head rests are a bit more stylized in shape. the frame also lacks the braces on the front by the windshield. the basket frame also had a sand cup holder. Could have been changed. We got them in 2004. came from a florida dealer that buys out golf course fleets. i've found a few items of prior work on these.
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Unread 11-10-2008, 08:04 AM   #18
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Go with the serial #s. That late model stuff like seat backs and roof suppots can all be swapped around......The cart that takes off....does it slow down at full throttle or is it just one speed?
It is a controller cart? The potentiometer is likely the culprit.
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Unread 11-10-2008, 03:29 PM   #19
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seems to run one speed--full right off the bat. didn't run it much, but when we first got it, it would drain the batteries pretty quickly. they were the original '98 trojans at the time in rough shape. same electronics as the others, obc, silver controller case with 3 small spade terminals and 3 large lug terminals for the motor wires, 1 solenoid. I didn't have a chance to get at it today but was of the same opinion. will have to pull a couple batteries to get a good look at it and to check the wiring against the schematic. right now at least i have all seven carts with topped off battery and full charges and all run. just seems to be this last issue to settle.
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