lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric EZGO
Electric EZGO Electric EZ GO Marathon, Medalist, TXT and RXV.



Post New Thread  Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
jetson68
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2
Default Tried to install battery meter, now no-go

Hi
Let's start off by saying I'm an idiot, and a cheap one at that. I just bought a used 2010 Ez-Go RXV (48 V)

I bought a LED battery gauge off Amazon, and it looked pretty simple to install. I pulled off the console, and cut off the Status of Charge plug that was zip tied to the F/R switch wires (but that disconnect the battery lead step wasn't all that important was it?). I connected the red and black leads to the gauge, put the key in to see if it would work, and....nothing. No indicator on the meter, and now the cart won't move.

I've got a full charge (volt meter says 50V). I don't hear any click from the solenoid, and no change in voltage when I press the accelerator. I cycled the run/tow switch, and did the parking brake release procedure, to no avail. The back up alarm still works, and so do the lights.

So what do I do? Back to the dealer? Is there a simple way to test the controller? Could I have fried that when I cut the wires?

Thanks for the advice in advance.
jetson68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Old 09-01-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
simple man
Gone Wild
 
simple man's Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bunnell, Florida
Posts: 2,408
Default Re: Tried to install battery meter, now no-go

Hopefully you had the Tow-Run switch in the Tow position! Hopefully you also did not cut both those wires at once! Since I'm not familiar enough with your cart, someone else will have to tell you where fuses are located and how to diagnose the controller.
simple man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #3
kgsc
Gone Wild
 
kgsc's Avatar
Mixed Breed
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Aiken, SC
Posts: 11,024
Default Re: Tried to install battery meter, now no-go

Put cart in Tow and check the fuses. Should be in front of the controller cover right next to the body. Will have colored plastic covers.
kgsc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #4
pete959
Gone Wild
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Atlanta Ga
Posts: 211
Default Re: Tried to install battery meter, now no-go

hopefully u left enough wire to hook those wires back up to where u cut them from and see if it moves
pete959 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #5
mazdawg(Mikey)
Gone Wild
 
mazdawg(Mikey)'s Avatar
E-Z-GO
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lancaster SC
Posts: 826
Default Re: Tried to install battery meter, now no-go

Chances are you cut both wires at the same time and you blew a fuse
mazdawg(Mikey) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 06:20 AM   #6
jetson68
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 2
Default Re: Tried to install battery meter, now no-go

Looked at the two fuses on the right side, and the inline fuse on the left. All look fine. And yes, I am pretty sure I cut them at the same time. Are there any other fuses around? I don't see any, but not sure where to look.

Thanks
jetson68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 08:25 AM   #7
Anthen27
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 51
Default Re: Tried to install battery meter, now no-go

fuses sometimes appear to be fine but are actually blown, re-check all fuses with a simple continuity test using a multi meter, it should be one of the first tools in your toolbox after purchasing a electric cart
Anthen27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 07:43 PM   #8
kgsc
Gone Wild
 
kgsc's Avatar
Mixed Breed
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Aiken, SC
Posts: 11,024
Default Re: Tried to install battery meter, now no-go

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetson68 View Post
Looked at the two fuses on the right side, and the inline fuse on the left. All look fine. And yes, I am pretty sure I cut them at the same time. Are there any other fuses around? I don't see any, but not sure where to look.

Thanks
Not sure what harness your cart has but mine had three fuses on the right. May want to see if one is hiding over there.
kgsc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
solinoid, volt meter
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > Golf Cart Repair and Troubleshooting > Electric EZGO


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Digital battery meter install help Electric EZGO
Precedent DVM meter install Electric Club Car
help with volt meter install Electric Yamaha
battery meter install Electric Club Car
VOLT METER INSTALL...can i just replace the battery light indicator? Electric Club Car


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:58 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This Website and forum is the property of Buggiesgonewild.com. No material may be taken or duplicated in part or full without prior written consent of the owners of buggiesgonewild.com. 2006-2017 Buggiesgonewild.com. All rights reserved.