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Old 06-09-2016, 11:07 AM   #1
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Default 1997 G16E Electrical Troubleshooting

My cart has an intermittent problem where it just becomes unresponsive. Maybe runs fine for two or three holes and then dead. After a minute or two of fiddling with it (turn key off and on, move F/R back and forth...etc) it will run again for a little longer. Does this over and over and no longer has enough juice to last 18 holes. Had new Trojan batteries and cables put in a few years ago and they still look good and have not been used much. Is there a detailed troubleshooting guide on how to find what might be causing this issue?
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:12 PM   #2
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bad batteries??? Check the voltage of your battery pack.
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Old 06-09-2016, 03:54 PM   #3
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Start with testing your batteries. Charge them fully, let them sit, measure each battery voltage with a DVM. Then load test them if the voltages were ok. There are tables here for what the voltages should be for fully charged batteries.
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:41 PM   #4
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Voltage test results showed 5 batteries in the 6.44 to 6.52 range and the sixth battery only 4.91. Obviously need to replace that one battery. Will try that and see if I am still having any issues. Any problem replacing one out of the set?
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Old 06-11-2016, 01:16 PM   #5
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yeah, replacing one new battery into a used set is a waste of money. throwing the new battery "to the wolves". the used batteries charge & discharge differently than the new "full capacity" one. the new one will be drawn down to the level of the used ones in a couple months. if thats what you gotta do, do it. but the older the rest are, the worse it is for a single new one.
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Old 06-11-2016, 05:52 PM   #6
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Replace them all.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:58 PM   #7
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Got a new set of 6 batteries installed tonight. All of them read 6.3 volts and 38 volts across the pack before charging. Powertron P2000. I read a lot on the subject of powertron vs trojan and the yamaha dealer said the P2000 had the same 18 month warranty as the Trojans so I saved a few bucks. Once I have the cart back in working order I am planning to sell it so I hope the batteries solve my problem.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:44 PM   #8
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Batteries solved my problem. Ran fine yesterday with no signs of any other issues. Didn't know about the battery break in process with the old set, so I will make sure and start this set off right. Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:25 PM   #9
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Ok batteries didn't completely solve the problem. Still having issues with cart becoming unresponsive even with the new batteries. Same issue I had originally. Sometimes I can hear the solenoid clicking even when I am just sitting in the cart with the key on and not touching the pedals. Does this sound like a solenoid issue or something else?
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