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07-02-16, 06:20 PM   #1  
2012 club car issue

My club car precedent 48 volt cart went completely dead. I followed the directions of the place I bought it from. Charge each battery for about 30 min so my charger can read some amps. I plugged the charger in and voila, I have successfully recharged my cart. Water level is good, and each battery is reading around 8.1 - 8.2.....batteries good and charged. When I turn the key on, I have one single light on the battery meter instead of a full line of green lights. Only the one bar under the "F" is lit. I don't know if this is a code for an issue, but my cart does not run. Lights and horn work, reverse buzzer buzzes and I have attempted to reset the obc, but to no avail. Any help would be tremendously appreciated before I have to take it to the shop. Thanks.

 
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07-02-16, 08:59 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums.

When I turn the key on, I have one single light on the battery meter instead of a full line of green lights.
You have 6) 8v batteries in series. You need to use a voltmeter to check the voltage out of the battery bank. You need to find the negative wire and the positive wire from the battery bank and check it for 48vdc.

You could have all the batteries fully charged and one defective/corroded connection to cause problems.


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07-03-16, 04:51 AM   #3  
It sounds like your battery voltage is low. When fully charged an 8v battery should read closer to 8.5 volts. Your 8.1-8.2 voltage is about 60% which should be enough to at least make the cart move.

You said the cart went completely dead. What do you mean by "dead". Was it driven until it just wouldn't go anymore? Was it driving then just died like a switch being flipped. Or, was the cart left to sit a long period and it didn't work when you tried it?

Check your tow/run switch to make sure it's in the run position.

 
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07-03-16, 02:45 PM   #4  
All it takes is one corroded wire in the circuit to cause this issue.

 
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07-04-16, 06:16 AM   #5  
The cart was sitting at my mother in laws and she didn't keep it plugged in. It just went dead from sitting with no charge. Thanks for your replies, I will check for 48v like you suggest, but I will check all connections again. Everything is very clean.

 
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07-04-16, 06:32 AM   #6  
Battery's in series one bad battery could cause this also. Battery's will have to be checked under load.

 
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07-04-16, 06:33 AM   #7  
I'm getting 49.3v and everything is clean

 
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