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Unread 08-25-2008, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Wires from FNR switch to motor getting VERY hot!

Hey all, first post on this forum. Just bought my first cart(1999 EZ-GO TXT) a few days ago. Just today I took it for a decent trip of about 10 miles and noticed a problem! There was a burning electrical smell coming from under the seat, I have a lot of knowledge about automotive electric but golf carts are still new to me so I need some help with this one. I found that two wires leading from the FNR switch to the motor are getting VERY VERY hot, hot enough that it hurts to touch them and the rubber insulation is on the verge of melting. The rest of the wires are cool or very mildly warm. What could be causing this? Could it simply be bad connections or is the FNR switch going or gone bad.

Also, when I first purchased the cart I know they replaced the reverse buzzer and it only worked for a day or two before getting very quiet and working intermittently. Is this also a symptom of something? Thanks in advance for the help and you will be seeing much more of me on here as I have some plans for this cart...coming from the award winning show car world I have a disease when it comes to modifying anything on wheels!
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Unread 08-25-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wires from FNR switch to motor getting VERY hot!

Those 2 cables have a bad connection. You need to fix it pretty soon or it WILL get worse, maybe to the point you have to replace parts instead of cables.
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Unread 08-25-2008, 08:23 PM   #3
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Excellent! Just what I was looking for! I suppose I'll spend some time after work tomorrow cleaning up all the connections and replacing the eye terminals on the ends of the wires. Maybe upgrade to 4 gauge while I'm at it as I've got a ton hanging around from car stereo installs.
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Welcome to the forum Santacruzslick................
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Unread 08-25-2008, 08:24 PM   #5
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Thank you!
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Unread 08-28-2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: Wires from FNR switch to motor getting VERY hot!

So yesterday I cleaned up all of the connections on the FNR switch and I think it solved my problem! No more melting plastic smell and the wires don't get so hot! They do still get mildly warm though...is this normal?
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