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Unread 07-14-2010, 09:10 AM   #21
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Not really for the private owner. My garden tractor has no alarm. My riding lawn mower has no alarm. My jeep has no alarm. My Caddy has no alarm. My work truck does. My golf cart needs no alarm.


can you get off your garden tractor, leave it running and in reverse?
can you get off your riding mower, leave it running and in reverse?
can you get out of your jeep, leave it running and in reverse?
can you get out of your Caddy, leave it running and in reverse?

If alarms are not necessary, why does your work truck have one? Do you get out of it and leave it running in reverse?

Just wondering.
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Unread 07-14-2010, 10:43 AM   #22
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Olmanrivah,

Not saying this to single out "people in the sunset of life" because I'm getting there fast, but it's even more of an issue with the "sunset club" due to slower reflexes and response time. Although I've never actually hit something, I've come close a time or two. But my dad, 78 years of age, has. His older CC doesn't have a hint of a buzzer on it. In fact, it doesn't even have a ignition switch. It was hot wired by someone before he had it. He got on that thing and rammed it right into his neighbor's pretty little yellow CC. Yep, his rear cargo rack put a nice gash in the front panel of the cart. If he'd only had a working buzzer on it. Point being that it was only the cosmetics of a friend's cart compromised. My mother, his neighbor, or anyone else could have been between those two carts with he plowed into the other one and crushed their bones like stepping on a roach on the floor. Now, my dad is and has always been a very responsible person, retired V.P., treasurer, and accountant director for Farm Bureau Insurance, but this situation could have been really, really bad due to him getting on the cart and not knowing it was in reverse. Just a little wake up story to get one thinking about the old myth that "it only happens to someone else".
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Unread 07-14-2010, 01:08 PM   #23
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On a public forum I think it is just plain irresponsible to advise anyone to do anything other than follow safety rules and best practices including leaving safety devices functional. Collectively we have no idea of who or how old someone is that is reading this forum. Err if you must but do so at your own risk and without this members' (and I suspect the vast majority of this forum's membership) blessing.

You know another approach might be to replace the offending buzzer with an audio device more suited to the individual owner(s) liking. There are many types of whistles/buzzers/bells etc. that are DC 12v-48v capable and produce many different types of audio output. Heck, get one that plays a tune if you must, but as this thread and countless others before it demonstrate, don't just disable it.

Oh, and before it's brought up.....those around your cart can't hear an indicator light on the dash!
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Unread 06-13-2011, 08:04 PM   #24
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So how exactly do you get to the horn?
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Unread 06-13-2011, 08:14 PM   #25
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So how exactly do you get to the horn?
Through the hornopian tube
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Unread 06-13-2011, 08:26 PM   #26
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Depends on the cart where the buzzer is. On PDS carts it's behind the key switch. On the older carts and fleet carts in on the F/R under the seat.
Newer fleet F/R, top black plastic circle thing in picture.


Older carts.
Black circle behind the 2 micro's.


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Unread 07-21-2011, 07:33 AM   #28
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So how exactly do you get to the horn?
On my EZGO, I was able to reach up under the hood and above the front mudflap and slap a little piece of masking tape on the hole. Took 30 seconds...wish I would have known this from day 1. The noise is still very audible but no longer piercing.
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Unread 07-21-2011, 08:13 AM   #29
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Mine is a hunting cart so the buzzer was disconnected when I bought it from my local dealer. Everyone who drives it has been taught, turn key on, CHECK LEVER, and push accelerator just a little to make sure you are going in the direction you want before accelerating.

The first/last time I saw my son jump on it at the hunting camp and just mash the pedal to the floor, front end jumped 6" off the ground and he tore out of there like a bat out of hell...

He spent the rest of the season as a passenger. He drives the cart like he would my truck or he doesn't drive it.

If the cart was mainly for campground, around the house use, etc. I'd have the alarm. Might even put a little switch under the seat to allow me to turn it on off at will. Hmmm.
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On a public forum I think it is just plain irresponsible to advise anyone to do anything other than follow safety rules and best practices including leaving safety devices functional. Collectively we have no idea of who or how old someone is that is reading this forum. Err if you must but do so at your own risk and without this members' (and I suspect the vast majority of this forum's membership) blessing.

You know another approach might be to replace the offending buzzer with an audio device more suited to the individual owner(s) liking. There are many types of whistles/buzzers/bells etc. that are DC 12v-48v capable and produce many different types of audio output. Heck, get one that plays a tune if you must, but as this thread and countless others before it demonstrate, don't just disable it.

Oh, and before it's brought up.....those around your cart can't hear an indicator light on the dash!
I couldn't agree with Mr Groves more Where does he get all that common sense!?
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