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Unread 01-14-2009, 02:07 PM   #11
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Ground is a inappropriate term. To my knowledge the chassis is not bonded to the batteries with respect to golf carts, so therefore even battery return is not a good term to use. I concur light sockets is a good place to check for corrosion, and if the chassis is used as a return conductor check those connections for corrosion.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 02:09 PM   #12
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It's Nice To Have All You Smart Guys Agree. The Lady Who Owns The Cart Is Out Of Town For A Week Or So But I Will Check The Voltage And Ground As Soon As She Returns. Will Let You Know What I Find. Thanks Again.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 02:22 PM   #13
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dereckbc, You lost me on the nuance of what constitutes a ground connection. Could you put it in layman's (sorry, LAYPERSON'S) terms. About all I understand is that current's gotta go from something to somewhere that completes a circuit.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 03:24 PM   #14
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Unread 01-14-2009, 03:52 PM   #15
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Roady, you are correct on the chassis issue. I misspoke. Automotive grounds are to the chassis, not the battery. A thousand lashes...

Hitman... The are in my head. Its a very crowded place there. I have worked on old cars for 30 years or better. Anytime you have a dim lite, check the ground circuit first.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 04:21 PM   #16
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Ground is a inappropriate term. To my knowledge the chassis is not bonded to the batteries with respect to golf carts, so therefore even battery return is not a good term to use. I concur light sockets is a good place to check for corrosion, and if the chassis is used as a return conductor check those connections for corrosion.

The Chassis should Not be used as a GROUND in the first place. Only GROUND to the battery negative terminal or a negative block.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 05:40 PM   #17
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Roady, you are correct on the chassis issue. I misspoke. Automotive grounds are to the chassis, not the battery. A thousand lashes...
Automotive grounds are to both the frame AND battery. You can use either one.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 06:59 PM   #18
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geesh... forgive me for speaking.. back to lurking...
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Unread 01-14-2009, 07:09 PM   #19
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geesh... forgive me for speaking.. back to lurking...
Theres nothing wrong with posting an answer to a question, thats what forums are for......I was simply correcting your statement. Whats wrong with that? Don't forget guest's read this so it needs to be correct as possible. It wasn't like I called you a dumbass or anything.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 08:27 PM   #20
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i agee with both roady and gonfast, all my connections are to the - terminal of the batt.
(because i've got a yami)

is it because yamaha engines are rubber mounted that the frame can't be used, or is it that the batt isn't grouded out to th frame like on a ezgo??
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