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Unread 07-27-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Wiring 12 volt Horn to 36v system

Hello Everyone.. I'm a newbie from NC. Have 2001 EZGO 36v cart. Need advice on wiring a horn to the 36v system. I already have lights (already on it). I wired the horn to the foot switch, then to (2) of the batteries (neg./pos.). Horn sounds when I touch wire to battery terminal without utilizing the foot switch. I'm confused. Anyone have the answer??

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Unread 07-27-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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WELCOME Billy, The horn requires pos and neg juice to work. Either the pos or the neg must go thru the button which momentarily completes the circut when pressed Hope this helps.
Connecting lights and radios to 2 out 6 batteries can result in an uneven drain on the pack. Switch monthly from one pair to the next to avoid shortening the life of just one pair. It is kinda like rotating your tires....for batteries
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Unread 07-27-2008, 02:00 PM   #3
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Thanks scottyb...I'll give it a try!
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Sounds like you have it wired on wrong terminal of foot switch.
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Unread 07-27-2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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Thanks "buckmanmike"!...I reversed them back and forth and it still does the same thing. I've got pos. to pos. and neg. to neg. on the foot switch. These goe directly to pos. and neg. on battery. Then they go from the foot switch to the horn. Maybe I have a bad switch???
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Sounds like a faulty switch.
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Thanks "buckmanmike"!...I reversed them back and forth and it still does the same thing. I've got pos. to pos. and neg. to neg. on the foot switch. These goe directly to pos. and neg. on battery. Then they go from the foot switch to the horn. Maybe I have a bad switch???
Thanks for your responses!
How many terminals does the foot switch (Horn button) have? Seems to me it will only need two to work. It is a simple switch. A contactor of sorts.
If it has only 2 terminals they will both be in the pos line or both be in the neg line.
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Unread 07-27-2008, 09:44 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum Billy...................

_-BATTERY+____________.SWITCH._____________+.HORN.-___
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This is the horn circuit...... The switch doesnt care what is Pos or neg.
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Welcome to the forum Billy...................

_-BATTERY+____________.SWITCH._____________+.HORN.-___
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This is the horn circuit...... The switch doesnt care what is Pos or neg.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 08:20 AM   #10
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Default Re: Wiring 12 volt Horn to 36v system

Thanks Guys... I've wired exactly like Rusty's diagram...I think I must have faulty switch...I'm going by my local cart shop and get another one just to make sure...

Thanks for everybody's help...I'll keep you posted.

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