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Experience:  Worked on fleet of various electric vehicles, golf carts, scissor lifts and electric booms.
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Have 1996 Ez Go 36 Volt cart Recently charge light remains

Customer Question

Have 1996 Ez Go 36 Volt cart Recently charge light remains illuminated even when toggle switch is placed in Maintenance position and gear selector in neutral Never used to do this Thanks JOHN R South Australia
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: Battery charge indicator on dashboard
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: looking for suggestions
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Have 2 new batteries 4 about 18 months old Cart does not seem to retain charge like it used to
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Electric Vehicles
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

Do you have voltmeter to test the battery voltage? Check battery pack, and each battery. With 36 volt system, a fully charged battery pack will be around 39 volts and each battery will be close to 6.5 volts. Does the charger run full cycle and shut off?Usually the low battery indicator is a result of low voltage at battery pack!

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Batteries appear fully charged each use and charger does cut off
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

Don't go by how they look. Use a voltmeter and test!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

When you don't change the batteries in sets, the weakest battery becomes the normal. And that is what the charger sees!

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Unfortuneately unable to do at this moment as cart is stored at golf club not at home
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

That's ok, check it when you can. There will be a link in your email to get back here! This doesn't have to be closed today!

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 3 months ago.

Thank you!