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Old 12-07-2022, 09:09 AM   #81
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front seat is finally done
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Old 01-15-2023, 09:15 AM   #82
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Good Morning, I admire your determination to get this done :)

My Dr asked me to take a look at his golf cart, I said sure before I knew it was a Star EV :)

He sent me pictures and it's a classic, he thinks 2014-2016... Serial stamped on the frame is 52RG61220JG008402. Not been able to find a decoder for this :(

It's a 6 seater, it died one day and he installed 8 new batteries... still dead....

I've found 3 wiring diagrams for curtis controllers, 1243, 1266 and 1268...

Where is the controller ? I can see something mounted under the seat on the passenger side wheel well... is that the controller or the dc-dc converter ?

Thanks for any help :)

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Old 01-15-2023, 10:21 AM   #83
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Default Re: Star EV carts are trash made with cheap metal. AVOID

I've worked on several, but can't speak for every model or every year. Controllers have generally been in that location - generally under a plastic cover/box. If it's got the heavy gauge cables going to it that IS the Controller. DC to DC converters use smaller (10 to 14 gauge) wires. Be aware many of those carts have been swapped over to other controllers (Alltrax / Navitas).
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Old 01-15-2023, 10:38 AM   #84
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Thanks for the info, gonna try and go take a look after lunch :)
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Old 01-15-2023, 02:50 PM   #85
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Ok, so we took a quick look and he has half the batteries connected backwards.... oops.... he's rotating half of them and i told him to check the fuesable link at the controller although i worry about the tow/run switch... he said it smoked a little over near that area.... will keep ya updated :)
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Old 01-15-2023, 03:00 PM   #86
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Check the voltage and polarity of each battery. Wiring them reverse then trying to run current through them can do funny things. Hope that controller survived.
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Old 01-15-2023, 03:02 PM   #87
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He's a DOCTOR, and YOUR doctor to boot, and he can't replace batteries????? SCARY! I hope he doesn't do surgery!
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Old 01-15-2023, 03:17 PM   #88
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I'm hoping the fuesable link popped and saved the controller... we will see...
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Old 01-15-2023, 03:19 PM   #89
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As far as the Dr comment, he's been great to me :) He knows what he knows.. and know he knows he doesn't know golf carts :)
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Old 01-15-2023, 04:52 PM   #90
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1 happy Doc :) Cart is off and running :)
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