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Old 10-07-2020, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default Stupid battery / fuse question

I have a brand spanking new 2021 Yamaha EFI Drive2 Adventurer 2+2 Sport. Very exciting! I ordered an LEDGLOW underbody and wheel well add-on kit. My amateur *** spent a ridiculous amount of time trying to as clean an install as I could. That and the room to work in the compartment did not make for an easy time.

Got it all set up yesterday. Last night, went to take the cart out for a ride. Nothing. Turns out, I blew the 25A mini-fuse in the fuse box.

Suspecting the LEDGLow and the massive nest of wiring caused my new-found issue, I disconnected the LEDGlow lights and replaced the 25A mini-fuse. Golf cart drove around beautifully.

Now, I hear from LEDGlow that their product could not be the problem because they draw so little. Additionally, the power wire leads connect directly to the battery terminal with its own fuse inline on the positive lead. The LEDGlow does not go through the cart's fuse block. LEDGlow states the problem is not their product. Of course they'd say that.

Is it possible / likely I may have accidentally shorted out the cart while installing the LEDGlow power leads to the battery terminals? Maybe the socket wrench touched the metal frame and I didn't really notice? Maybe I connected the LEDGlow power leads in the incorrect order (negative first, then positive?).
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Old 10-07-2020, 03:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: Stupid battery / fuse question

It's more likely you pinched, crushed or put a screw through something while installing the LED Glow kit. If it were a short at the battery terminals it would have been going through the wrench and /or YOU - not the wiring to and from the fuse.
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Old 10-07-2020, 05:22 PM   #3
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It's more likely you pinched, crushed or put a screw through something while installing the LED Glow kit. If it were a short at the battery terminals it would have been going through the wrench and /or YOU - not the wiring to and from the fuse.
Yeah, I felt a little bite, but nothing like a 110V household electrical socket.

I did not use any screws, just adhesive tape to metal frame or plastic inner wheel wells, and cable ties.
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Old 10-08-2020, 06:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: Stupid battery / fuse question

Start looking around at all the wires you may have moved/touched/cut etc. I'm betting you have a connection loose or disconnected. If you blew a fuse, it means there is a short somewhere. If it keeps blowing, even after you have disconnected the light kit, then you know you have an issue. If it doesn't blow the fuse, then you're good, but I'd still look around for something in the wiring.
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Old 10-12-2020, 05:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: Stupid battery / fuse question

I installed an LEDGlow kit to my 2018 PTV In July 2019 and it has been working flawlessly since then.

As stated above, there is a short somewhere. I would look for a pinched or bare wire near your install work areas.

Let us know what you find.
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Old 10-15-2020, 08:59 AM   #6
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Okay, finally got around to crimping a coupla spade-type connectors to the raw wire leads from the LEDGlow kit. They helped with squeezing the connections against the nut/bolt and other connections to the battery terminals.

Now it all works fine and the cart runs well. It must have been when the handle of my socket wrench ratchet connected with a piece of metal framing while loosening the terminal connections.

Thanks for your help!
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