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Unread 05-09-2015, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Resistor Coil glowing orange!

As I continue to work thru the 91' Marathon, noticed the resistor coil is glowing orange and smoking. Again, looked over the wiring diagrams and here is what I found our resistor coil pack looks like:



First bolt is totally missing and there is hole in plate. The 3rd bolt wasn't even hooked up and wire just laying there. I've reattached wire to the third bolt, but have no way to contact that first bolt.

I'm no expert on these resistor cowls, but I'm gonna believe not having first one is draining the batteries quickly as well as creating the coil pack to glow orange. No?

Plan is to pull resistor coil pack off cart and inspect, I'm gonna believe will need to buy 3 new coils? Where can you get wires from the resistor coils to contact board as well as to the electric motor? I've looked around but can't seem to locate. Trying to price all this out for the parts.

Again, thanks for any advice or help.

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Unread 05-09-2015, 10:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: Resistor Coil glowing orange!

get the entire assembly
EZGO 1986-93 Complete Resistor Coil Assembly


http://www.golfcartking.com/EZGO-Res...bly-p/2699.htm


get cables on e-bay
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Unread 05-10-2015, 01:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: Resistor Coil glowing orange!

Im my experience with resistor coil cars (my experience with these is mostly early yamaha, ezgo, and harley), usually caused by a main solenoid being welded in the on position, or a bent or broken microswitch that controlls the solenoid. I saw both of your posts, and this is likely the root of all your troubles. Dont forget to check the "activation circuit" solenoid and microswitch when replacing wiper & resistors.
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Unread 05-10-2015, 07:06 AM   #4
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solenoid test
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Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. remove all wires, restorer , and diode from solenoid
test 1
Connect an volt meter, set on continuity, place on the two large terminal studs. The meter should indicate no continuity, Replace the solenoid if continuity is present.
test 2
Using jumper wires attach from main positive and main negative of battery pack to the two small solenoid studs, polarity is not important. You should hear a click as the solenoid engages, and the meter should indicate continuity on the two large terminals. Replace the solenoid if continuity is not present.
if solenoid clicks rapidly solenoid is bad
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Unread 05-10-2015, 04:06 PM   #5
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I would go with the whole set. Just replace them all and the wires. If you really wanted to make it right, you could swap the cart over to a solid state and get rid of it all.
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I would go with the whole set. Just replace them all and the wires. If you really wanted to make it right, you could swap the cart over to a solid state and get rid of it all.
Idea is to get all new resistors , not just buy one or two. I'm having difficulty locating the wiring for the resistors to the control board and motor. Keep finding battery cables but not these. Hrm..

Oh and have read about the conversion, but when your a single Dad raising two preteen daughters - we are on a budget. As long as can get cart running correctly my girls will be happy!
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Unread 05-10-2015, 07:49 PM   #7
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you will use "battery" cables ...
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you go mail

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you will use "battery" cables ...
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Thanks appreciate it.
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Unread 05-20-2015, 01:46 PM   #9
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Hey, I understand working on a budget! Most everything I've done to my cart, I either made myself or found cheap/free. And Crash is right. Just use battery cables the correct length.
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