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Thanks for the message Curtis. The bolts on the solenoid are all the same size, so not sure which one was the big terminal. The 4 "screws" coming out of the solenoid (2 small ones in front, 2 larger ones on each side) small ones showed same voltage of 1.... the 2 side terminals showed a closer range of 5.6 to 6.2 each. There are 3 "terminals" going into the top of the controller. 2 showed voltage, 1 in the middle did not. I assumed that was the one to use with the accelerator. The voltage did not change when I pressed the accelerator....still just a "click". Not sure if it matters, but the solenoid and the controller are both in great shape and clean. All connections are very clean, no corrosion. It may be because it's been covered and the parts look new. The cart is about 6 years old. What next?
Will do, Curtis...thx for your patience.
OK - the "click" happens once, each time i press the accelerator. the click is definitely coming from the controller box connected to the solenoid, and not the solenoid. The F/R knob is working I believe because I get the reverse "alarm" each time i place the knob in reverse, and the alarm is silent when I turn the knob back to Forward. I then press the accelerator and get the "click" from the controller box....almost as if it is "polling" for a response.
Also, the manual shows the front pos and neg terminals as being slightly different sizes on the solenoid. However, they are the same size on my unit.