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Old 04-02-2011, 07:54 AM
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2003 Club Car charger won't start charging.

It is the CART and I know this because my neighbors charger won't start on the cart either.

Nothing special about the cart; standard 20mph motor, no extra lights; not iq system.

Any suggestions ??
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:09 AM
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There are some simple things to test:
  • Verify the AC outlet has power.
  • In rare occurances the OBC power down mode, drive cart for 5 minutes and retry


Some common things go wrong that require some voltmeter skills:
  • Batteries are severely under charged, I believe the pack must have around 38 volts for the charger to start.
  • The relay in the charger goes, just replaced one last year on my Par Car
  • The on board computer has issues.
  • OBC fuse is blown

If you are a DIY'er with a voltmeter I can send some pointers....
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:21 AM
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There is ac power
I did try to drive around again in forword & reverse

I hoping 'fuse'

where might I find this
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:43 AM
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I had this same issue earlier this year - sorry to say after some testing I had to replace the computer.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:46 AM
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My Club Cars are both DS series carts, so if you have an IQ things may vary slightly.

Two fuses to check:

One is on the charger receptable itself.
The second is within a few inches of the receptable in a yellow housing.

Everytime someone has this issue it is recommended to reboot the OBC to be sure it is not locked. That info is here:
http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/elect...er-system.html
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:27 PM
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There are some simple things to test:
  • Verify the AC outlet has power.
  • In rare occurances the OBC power down mode, drive cart for 5 minutes and retry


Some common things go wrong that require some voltmeter skills:
  • Batteries are severely under charged, I believe the pack must have around 38 volts for the charger to start.
  • The relay in the charger goes, just replaced one last year on my Par Car
  • The on board computer has issues.
  • OBC fuse is blown

If you are a DIY'er with a voltmeter I can send some pointers....
Very good info, you covered just about everything!
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:33 PM
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Just to update,, I found 2 fuses and both LOOKED ok.

Called the dealer as I have a 5 year warranty that should cover the computer so I don't want to mess with it.

Problem is I haven't gotten any 'call backs' from them since Friday morning.

Fortunatly I have 2 carts so it's not like I'm without one.

3Rd phone call to them tomorrow.... see what happens

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:52 AM
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Just to update,, I found 2 fuses and both LOOKED ok.

Called the dealer as I have a 5 year warranty that should cover the computer so I don't want to mess with it.

Problem is I haven't gotten any 'call backs' from them since Friday morning.

Fortunatly I have 2 carts so it's not like I'm without one.

3Rd phone call to them tomorrow.... see what happens

Thanks for the follow up. In too many threads folks never post what they end up doing or how issue is resolved, so we miss a chance to learn.

Good news on the warranty, I have never had one of those (warranty) on my carts. You are more patient than me. I would call Friday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, then every 4 hours increasing to every hour until I had to drive there Tuesday AM
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:58 AM
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........You are more patient than me. I would call Friday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, then every 4 hours increasing to every hour until I had to drive there Tuesday AM
aj - You could always borrow the roller-compactor (from your avatar) and take it on a little ride there to make your point........................

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Old 04-06-2011, 06:56 AM
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i once had that problem on an old cart. it had sat for a year with no charge. i just took a standard 12v car charger and individually charged each battery with a 15 minute charge to get enough 'juice' in them so the cart charger wold work. worked like a charm for me!
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