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Old 06-02-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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I have a ezgo 36 volt I believe it's a 2000 model . Got new batteries and 4ga wires and now the positive wire going to silenoid is getting super hot . My son drove the cart for a long time is when I noticed the post has melted some. Any idea as to what my problem might be? Thanks
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to BGW,,

here is a way to fix the battery post,, a loose connection will melt the post, or a bad or old cable


http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/batte...nal-repair.php
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:30 AM   #3
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Ron, this may seem like a silly question, but just so we are clear.....did you replace ALL the cable in teh cart with 4 ga. or just the battery pack cables?

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #4
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Just the battery cables, do I also need to replace the pos and neg coming from batteries?
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #5
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ALL high current cables need to be upgraded to at least 4Ga.
A Series drive cart has 13 of them.
A PDS drive cart has 10 of them.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:45 AM   #6
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Just the battery cables, do I also need to replace the pos and neg coming from batteries?
YES, AND the cables from the motor
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Good Info
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #8
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Ron,
The advice on the cable replacement is good, but your original problem was caused by a poor connection. It could have been (or still is) between the battery post and the cable end or a bad cable end due to a poor crimp and/or solder job.

ANY connection that gets hot must be fixed immediately, not "real soon now". Even the stock 6 guage cables shouldn't get more than slightly warm.
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