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What are LSV Street Legal Golf Cart Requirements

Street Legal LSV Requirements



The Street Car™ meets all Federal Standards set forth from Title 49, Part 571.500. The following defines the standard features of all our street legal golf cars:

  • Headlights & taillights with turn signals and brake lights
  • License plate light
  • Seat belt for each passenger
  • Speedometer
  • Horn
  • DOT Approved Tires
  • DOT Approved Windshield
  • Windshield Wiper
  • Amber reflectors on all corners of the vehicle
  • Minimum speed of at least 21 mph
  • Maximum speed of 25 mph
  • One drivers side external mirror
  • One internal mirror
  • 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number, V.I.N.

Street Car™ specifics:

  • ​Chassis: The Street Car is built on an aluminum Club Car Frame. Perfect for longevity in coastal and beach regions.
  • Batteries: We includes premium name batteries standard in all Street Cars, including Trojan and U.S. Batteries for maximum range and peak performance.
  • Weights and Measures:
  • Curb Weight: 864 Lb with batteries
  • GVW: 1400 Lb (gross vehicle weight)
  • Length: 110 inches
  • Height: 58 inches
  • Width: 44 inches
  • Turning Radius: 10 feet
  • Front Track: 52.5 feet
  • Rear Track: 52.5 feet
  • Wheelbase: 71.1 inches
  • Power Train
  • Motor: 5.5 HP High speed electric motor
  • Transmission: Rear wheel direct drive Kawasaki differential
  • Speed Control: Curtis solid state controller with heavy gauge wiring
  • Tire: 10: Four-Ply DOT rated tires
  • Battery Pack: Six Trojan 8 Volt deep-cycle batteries
  • Off-Board Charger: 48 Volt DC charger with charge status LED, requires
  • 110 AC house current
  • Chassis Club Car Aluminum Frame
  • Brakes: Two rear wheel mechanical brakes
  • Frame: Aluminum welded lightweight aircraft aluminum frame
  • Rear Suspension: Leaf spring and shocks

 

Contact Tidewater Carts for your next Street Legal LSV (Low Speed Vehicle) Golf Cart www.tidewatercarts.com

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How To Push An EZGO RXV Golf Cart When Batteries Are Dead

When your batteries are dead on an EZGO RXV golf cart the vehicle will not roll. Don't worry there is a simple solution to release the RXV rear axle motor brake.

Release Motor Brake On An EZGO RXV When Batteries Are Dead

  • Put the golf cart key in off position
  • Lift the front seat
  • Switch the golf cart tow/run switch to tow
  • Lift the cover around the tow/run switch
  • Identify wires that are labeled 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • 1 is connected to 2 and 3 is connected to 4
  • Switch the wires so that 1 is connected to 3 and 2 is connected to 4
  • This will allow your golf cart to roll and turns off the motor brake

Release Motor Brake On An EZGO RXV When Batteries Have Power

  • Put your golf cart key in the neutral position
  • Lift the front seat
  • Switch the golf cart tow/run switch to tow
  • This will allow your golf cart to roll and turns off the motor brake

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How Often Should I Change My Oil In My Gas EZGO Golf Cart?

You should periodically tune up you E-Z-Go gas golf cart, but how often?

Gas EZGO TXT and RXV Golf Cart Gas Tune Up

Your E-Z-GO owners manual will will provide complete information regarding engine maintenance, service, and safety.

Tidewater Carts recommends checking the oil level monthy. If your golf cart is used frequently, you will want to check on it more often. You will need to replace your engine oil and engine filter twice a year.  This is generally around 600 miles of use.

For new engines, your initial oil change should be after eight hours of run time.

We recommend you use 10W-30 oil for your EZGo gas golf cart.

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Find a Parts Diagram & Specific Part on E-Z-GO Golf Cart

Finding a specific part on an EZ-GO golf cart can be difficult unless you know where to look.  Let Tidewater Carts Supestore help you with all of your E-Z-Go golf cart needs.

How To Find a EZ-GO Golf Cart Part

If you are looking for a specific part, diagram or kit, click on the Vehicles tab on the E-Z-Go website and find a drop-down menu of every vehicle and compatible part number. You can also utilize the my vehicle tool to find parts based on your model, make and year.

 

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What is the Make, Model and Year of My E-Z-GO Golf Cart?

Trying to identify the year, make and model of your EZ-GO golf cart is easy if you know where to look.  Tidewater Carts Superstore is here to help.

EZ-GO TXT RXV Golf Cart Serial Number Look Up

The serial number on an EZGO golf car is most often found near the passenger side glove box area, under the charger port on electric cars, or the choke ara on gas carts. You can also find your serial number, make and model of your cart by using the E-Z-GO serial number lookup tool. Just go to the EZ-GO webite and click on the Serial Number Lookup on the main page.

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Club Car Precedent Battery Charger Changes By Model Year

48 Volt Club Car Precedent  Model Year - Changes in Battery Chargers

Since the Club Car Precedent golf cart was introduced by Club Car (Ingersol Rand) in 2004, the electrical systems in the golf cart has changed.  Below you will find the type, color, model number and specifications of Club Car Precedent OEM controllers, batteries and charging systems by model year.

2004 - 2008 Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • Black Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number 102806201
  • IQ System

Charger:

  • Powerdrive Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 4 - 12 Volt Batteries

 

2008.5 - 2012 Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • Black or Grey Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number (Black) 102806201 - (Grey) 103403402
  • IQ System or Excel System

Charger:

  • Powerdrive Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 4 - 12 Volt Batteries or 6 - 8 Volt Batteries

 

2012.5 - 2014 Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • Grey Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number (Grey) 103403402
  • Excel System

Charger:

  • Powerdrive Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 6 - 8 Volt Batteries

 

2014.5 & Up Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • White Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number (White) 103982301
  • Excel System

Charger:

  • Eric Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 6 - 8 Volt Batteries

 

Contact Tidewater Carts Today with any questions about your golf cart, controller, charger or service.  Sales - Service - Warranty - Financing - Nationwide Delivery

 

 

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Club Car Precedent Battery Set Up Changes By Model Year

48 Volt Club Car Precedent  Model Year - Changes in Battery Configurations

Since the Club Car Precedent golf cart was introduced by Club Car (Ingersol Rand) in 2004, the electrical systems in the golf cart has changed.  Below you will find the type, color, model number and specifications of Club Car Precedent OEM controllers, batteries and charging systems by model year.

2004 - 2008 Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • Black Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number 102806201
  • IQ System

Charger:

  • Powerdrive Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 4 - 12 Volt Batteries

 

2008.5 - 2012 Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • Black or Grey Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number (Black) 102806201 - (Grey) 103403402
  • IQ System or Excel System

Charger:

  • Powerdrive Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 4 - 12 Volt Batteries or 6 - 8 Volt Batteries

 

2012.5 - 2014 Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • Grey Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number (Grey) 103403402
  • Excel System

Charger:

  • Powerdrive Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 6 - 8 Volt Batteries

 

2014.5 & Up Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • White Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number (White) 103982301
  • Excel System

Charger:

  • Eric Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 6 - 8 Volt Batteries

 

Contact Tidewater Carts Today with any questions about your golf cart, controller, charger or service.  Sales - Service - Warranty - Financing - Nationwide Delivery

 

 

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Club Car Precedent Controller Changes By Model Year

48 Volt Club Car Precedent  Model Year - Changes in Electric Controllers

Since the Club Car Precedent golf cart was introduced by Club Car (Ingersol Rand) in 2004, the electrical systems in the golf cart has changed.  Below you will find the type, color, model number and specifications of Club Car Precedent OEM controllers, batteries and charging systems by model year.

2004 - 2008 Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • Black Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number 102806201
  • IQ System

Charger:

  • Powerdrive Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 4 - 12 Volt Batteries

 

2004 to 2008 Club Car Precedent Controller 102806201

 

2008.5 - 2012 Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • Black or Grey Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number (Black) 102806201 - (Grey) 103403402
  • IQ System or Excel System

Charger:

  • Powerdrive Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 4 - 12 Volt Batteries or 6 - 8 Volt Batteries

2004 to 2008 Club Car Precedent Controller 102806201    2008 to 2012 Club Car Precedent Controller 103403402 

2012.5 - 2014 Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • Grey Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number (Grey) 103403402
  • Excel System

Charger:

  • Powerdrive Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 6 - 8 Volt Batteries

 

2014.5 & Up Club Car Precedent 

Controller:

  • White Controller - 48 Volt IQ Golf
  • Manufacturers Part Number Number (White) 103982301
  • Excel System

Charger:

  • Eric Charger

Battery Set Up:

  • 6 - 8 Volt Batteries

2012 and up Club Car Precedent Controller 103982301

 

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Should I Sell My Golf Cart or Trade In? Tidewater Trade-Ins

If you are looking to sell your golf cart for cash or just want to trade in for a new model, Tidewater Cart Superstore is your #1 golf cart trade in store!

Tidewater Carts Superstore Will Buy Your Golf Cart

That's right, Tidewater Carts will buy your golf cart for cash or you can trade it in.  We can provide a quick an easy estimate and remember we offer a no hassle environment and friendly staff. 

The process is easy, just give us a call, send us an email with pictures and details of your trade. This should include close up pictures of the batteries, pictures of all 4 sides and the serial number.  If you don't know where the serial number is, just call and we will assist you.  We will let you know an approximate trade in amount immediately, once we see the golf cart in-person we can provide a firm written trade in value.

Remember you will always get a better deal by selling your golf cart on your own (Craigslist, eBay & Facebook) but you have to go through the trouble of selling it yourself.   At Tidewater Carts we understand this hassle that customer run into and take trades on a daily basis.

Tidewater Carts will consider your trade and will even buy your golf cart if it doesn't work, missing parts or needs repairs. However, if the golf car is fully functional and looks nice you will get a higher price. If you are looking to get rid of the old clunker golf cart, it's easy.  Email your photos and send a description of the vehicle, or bring it buy one of our Golf Cart Superstores for a quote.

Golf Cart Trade-In's - We aren't a pawn shop by any means - but have been to known to trade for a few crazy items in the past.

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Should I Buy A Club Car Precedent Golf Cart

When you are getting ready to purchase a golf cart it is important to get familiar with the different makes and models of golf carts on the market today.  Each golf cart model has their own selling points, so get familiar when them and make your choice based on how you will utilize your vehicle.

New and Used Club Car Precedent and Onward Golf Carts

About the Club Car Precedent Golf Cart

A cutting-edge design and reliable golf cart.  Designed from the ground up with new materials, new technology and attention to every detail.  Each Club Car on the market today is quick, responsive and has the IQ smart system.  It is easy to understand why we say "See it. Drive it. Then you'll know."

 

Sports Car Handling and Suspension

Exclusive A-Plate independent suspension provides the industry's smoothest, most reliable ride with longer service life and lower repair costs during ownership. Superior vehicle control yields greater safety and longer tire wear. Also included is a double-ended rack and pinion steering provides the feel and control of power steering. Maintenance-free and smoother steering too. With the industry's tightest turning radius for great maneuverability and parking.

 

Lightweight Alumi-Core Chasis - Will Not Rust

The strength of a vehicle lies in its frame. This is one tough frame. Exclusive aluminum frame is more rustproof and corrosion resistant than any competing model. Ladder-style box beam design gives superior strength and improved handling and ride. Lighter weight modular design cuts energy costs and increases battery life while yielding double the torsional rigidity.

 

Blue Lifted Car Precedent Golf Cart Extended Top 01

 

Factory MonsoonTop

Exclusive canopy drainage system eliminates standing water and flood-like effects at vehicle takeoff during those Arizona downpours. Interior handle increases comfort and safety for everyone, especially the passenger.

 

360 Degree Bumper Around Golf Cart

Club Car outthinks the competition again with a high-impact 360 degree bumper that cuts vehicle damage and increases trade-in value. Both front and rear are rated for 5 mph impacts.

 

48 Volt Battery System

Six-eight volt batteries anchor today's Club Car 48Volt system.  Longer battery life, greater energy efficiency, and more power. They provide power and range up to 30% greater than the competition. System resistance is cut by a third, generating less heat and better electrical system reliability. Rate of discharge is reduced too.

 

IQ Technology On-Board Computers

Programmable performance and increased torque for best-in-class hill climbing. The Next Generation of golf cars created by Club Car, the industry's engineering leader.

 

Contact Tidewater Carts Superstore today for your next Club Car Precedent or Onward golf cart.  Wholesale prices to the public and nationwide delivery to your door.

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How To Install A Golf Cart A Arm Lift Kit

Installing a golf cart lift kit can make your golf cart perform better offroad, look better and make it go faster.  Here are some instructions for when you install your A-Arm lift kit on your Club Car Precedent or EZGO golf cart.

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Front End Lift Installation Instructions

  • Use a jack to raise the front of the golf cart.
  • Place jack stands on each side of the front end.
  • Use the appropriate socket to loosen the lug nuts on the front end and then remove both front wheels.
  • Loosen and remove the tie rods and reatin hardware.
  • Using a socket, loosen the bolts on the factory spindles and then remove the tie rods and spindles.
  • Install the new spindles. Replace the tie rods and wheel hubs. This is also a good time to re-lubricate any joints.
  • Adjust the wheel alignment, following the manufacturers instuctions.

 

Club Car Precedent 6 A Arm Lift Kit

 

Rear End Lift Kit Installation Instructions

  • Use a jack, raise the rear of the golf cart.
  • Be sure to use both jack stands to support the back end.
  • Remove the bolts from the bottom of the shocks at the axle.
  • Using the jack to support the axle, remove the U-bolts and then remove the leaf spring.
  • Reinstall the leaf spring using the new and longer U-bolts. Tighten all the bolts.
  • It is recommended that you upgrade to Heavy Duty Leaf Springs when installing rear lift as well as adding long brake cables.
  • Install the shocks to the U-bolt plates and tighten.

 

Once you have completed the installation, check to make sure all bolts are secured, locktite has been added according to manufacturers speciations and the front end is aligned.  Also note that when adding tires to a 6 Inch lift kit the maximum size tire you can add is normally 22 inches but can go up to 23 inch in certain cases.  Some trimming of the rear and front plastic body parts may be necessary with a grinder. 

Contct Tidewater Carts when purchasing your next golf cart lift.  We have factory trained tech's on staff that can walk you through the process or install for you.  Call Tidewater Carts Supertore Today!

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How To Reset My Club Car Golf Cart OBC?

Club Car uses the On Board Computer or OBC to monitor and control functions of their golf carts. If it functions properly it controls the charging and the drive system.  If the OBC detects a problem with the charging system or the drive systems it shut down.  However, when the faults are cleared, the On Board Computer should reset and function properly most of the time.  If the OBC does not clear the fault the controller will not power up or the solenoid will not engage. 

If you disconnect the controller from the golf cart will cause a soft reset of the of the OBC when the battery power is removed. Once the battery powered is removed, the OBC internals will clear any faults.  Once the controller is reinstalled, everything should work fine.  However, if it doesn't you might determine the controller is bad, but not so fast, there may still be a problem with the OBC. You should try and manually reset the OBC to verify this isn't your problem. 

(Note:  If you have any (any) corrossion on or around the OBC or any wires leading to the OBC have corrossion or are burnt or darkly discolored due to heat  - your OBC is most likely bad.  However, your OBC may still be bad if everything appears to looks good visually, so you will need to reset and test.)

Easily Reset the Club Car Golf Cart OBC

Resetting the OBC must be performed in this order:
  • Key switch to off
  • Set forward/reverse to neutral
  • Put tow/run switch to tow
  • Disconnect the negative battery terminal from the battery pack
  • Put the tow/run switch to run
  • Put forward/reverse switch to reverse
  • Put key switch to on
  • Lock the throttle pedal down with a second set of hands or object
  • The reverse buzzer will sound and go off in approximately 30 seconds
  • Leave the cart like that for 5 min to cause the OBC to reset
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    Reconnecting the OBC into the system:
  • Key switch to off
  • Set forward/reverse switch to neutral
  • Put tow/run switch to tow
  • Reconnect the negative battery terminal from the battery pack
  • Club Car Precedent Electric On Board Charger OBC Replacment

    Once the OBC has been reset, the golf cart is ready for troubleshooting.

     

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    Remember that there is a chance the OBC has failed and the reset did not fix the problem.  This can be frustrating because you just went through all of the steps and want it to work.  Tidewater Carts is not responsible for any malfuntions or problems that you incur directly or indirectly from folowing these procedures.  Keep in mind that testing and troubleshooting should be done by trained and paid golf cart tech's.   

     

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    Is My Club Car Golf Cart Charger Bad?

    If you have an electric golf cart it can be difficult to diagnose problems without a little bit of help.  After all the problem could be bad batteries, a faulty charger, a bad On Board Computer, bad battery wires, low voltage and hole list of other things.  By reading these facts below it may help diagnose your golf cart charging problem.

    How to Troubleshoot Your Golf Cart Charger

    Your Charger Won’t Turn On
  • If the charger doesn’t turn on, it may still may work so we will need to check a few things.
  • Ensure batteries have some charge.
  • If the batteries have a very low charge or no charge then the voltage may be too low for the charger to detect them. If the charger can't detect batteries it will not turn on.  A base charge of 25% will usually wake up your charger and begin charging.
  • If you have no or low charge on your batteries, charge each with a manual charger for about 20-30 minutes each.  You do not need to remove them from the cart, just charge each battery.  
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    Check Your Connections
  • Make sure that you have connected the batteries properly.  It is always good to take a picture of the battery pack before removing and installing new batteries.  Then do a final check to make sure that batteries are connected so wires go from negative to positive and never from negative to negative or positive to positive.
  • Make sure there are no weak, frayed or loose wires.as this can cause your charger to not operate correctly.
  • Make sure you remove all battery terminal for corrosion or buildup. as this can also cause the charger to not operate correctly.

  • Battery vs. Charger
  • Generally if you plug in your charger, and nothing happens, there is most likely a problem with your batteries or connections.
  • Determine if your batteries need replacing or just charging by using a voltage tester that puts a load on the batteries.
  • If you golf cart does not have a long run time or rides jerky you may need a new set of batteries.
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    Charger Doesn't Run, Runs Too Long or Not Long Enough
  • If your charger runs too long or doesn't shut off you may have a bad On Board Computer - OBC.
  • The OBC is the brain of your charger and can cause the cart to not charge properly or at all.
  • See our other FAQ pages on how to test the OBC.
  • If the OBC is working correctly, the relay should make a “click” sound when the charger is plugged in.  If not, you could have a blown fuse. If you check the fuse and it is okay, then you could also have a damaged relay.
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    Clicking Sound
  • If your golf cart charger makes a clicking sound when connected, then does nothing, it is a strong indication that your charger has failed for some reason.
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    Identifying bad batteries, bad chargers, bad OBC"s and troubleshooting problems can be a lot of work. 

    Contact Tidewater Carts Superstore today for advice, service, batteries and parts.

     

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    How To Test My Club Car Golf Cart OBC?

    Is My Club Car Golf Cart on Board Computer (OBC) Bad?

    Simple Tests for the Club Car OBC
  • Make sure the electricel outout you are plugging the golf cart charger works properly.
  • Do not connect your golf cart charger to an extension cord, it may not work at all or work properly.
  • Club Car Precedent Electric On Board Charger OBC Replacment

    Using Your Volt Meter snd Visually Inspecting Wires there are Easy Tests to Perform
  • Set the voltage meter to DC Volts 200V.
  • Take voltage from the positive side of the charger port/receptacle to the negative on the battery pack loop of batteries.
  • There should be voltage read on the battery back, this may vary based on the charge.
  • If there is no voltage, make sure the charger receptacle/plug 10 gauge wire from rear of receptacle is connected to the positive battery post on the battery pack loop of batteries.
  • Measure voltage from the positive socket on charger receptacle/port to the sense wire socket on the charger receptacle.
  • You should have about 42 volts on the voltage meter.
  • If there is not 42 volts you should check the sense wire connection on the charger receptacle and check the inline fuse is available.
  • If sense wire is good, then the On Board Computer circuit has failed.
  • Measure from battery pack positive terminal to the negative socket on the charger receptacle.
  • There should be a few less volts than entire pack voltage.
  • If not the On Board Computer that the controls the charging system on the golf cart has failed.
  • If the voltages are OK and the relay in the charger is not clicking once, there is a problem with your DC plug, cables or wiring connections.
  • Club Car Golf Cart Charger Receptacle w fuse 2004 and up

     

    Call Tidewater Carts Superstore today for replacement Club Car OBC's and Golf Cart Chargers.

     

    NOTE: (Note:  If you have any (any) corrossion on or around the OBC or any wires leading to the OBC have corrossion or are burnt or darkly discolored due to heat  - your OBC is most likely bad.  However, your OBC may still be bad if everything appears to looks good visually, so you will need to test.)

     

    READ: Remember that there is a chance the OBC has failed.  This can be frustrating because you just went through all of the steps and want it to work.  Tidewater Carts is not responsible for any malfuntions or problems that you incur directly or indirectly from folowing these procedures.  Keep in mind that testing and troubleshooting should be done by trained and paid golf cart tech's. 

     

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    How To Find Year Of Club Car Golf Cart?

    How To Find Club Car Golf Cart Year and Serial Number

    Welcome to Tidewater Carts, your #1 source for discount golf carts, parts and accessories.  

    If you are trying to find the year and model number of your golf cart, Club Car makes it easy.  Starting back in the 1980's they placed the VIN or serial number identification inside of the passengers side of the dash or just below the dash on the passengers side.The serial number of each vehicle is printed on a bar code decal. The serial number will be 12 digits, which represent the model, model year, the production week of the vehicle. See the illustration below:

     

    club car precedent serial number for golf cart

    PH = Precedent

    09 - Model Year

    01 - Production Week

    123456 - Club Car Precedent Serial Number VIN

     

    If you have any questons about your golf cart serial number or model number plaease contact Tidewater Carts Superstore today at (803) 851-0455.

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    How To Test A Club Car MCOR

    How to Diagnose a Bad Club Car Golf Cart MCOR


    In order to diagnose a faulty golf cart MCOR, plug up the IQDM (Handheld Club Car Computer from Curtis).  If you do not have one, a local dealer can assist.   Plug in the IQDM to the IQ portal on your Club Car golf cart.  After the IQDM programmer boots up, click on the "Monitor" tab. Under this tab there are many fuction that allow you can monitor the golf cart while it is sitting there and while your are driving.

    Curtis Club Car Precedent Hand Held Programmer for Golf Cart burned

     

    MCOR Test #1

    To test the MCOR fuctionality, click on the fuction that says "Throttle". With the cart tow/run switch in run, forward reverse level in neutral, slowly depress the accelerator pedal. On the monitor the throttle should move from 0 to 100% in a smooth consistant manner.

    If the monitor show it jumping erratically from 10%, to 50% or back down to 8%, just an example, then you have a faulty MCOR.

    If the monitor does not show the throttle going to the full 100% you also have a faulty MCOR.

    If the monitor shows a long delay and there is clear spike on the monitor and it jumps around then you also have a faulty MCOR.

     

    MCOR Test #2

    Next you will want to verifty that the two wires on the MCOR are working properly.

    Using your IQDM, go to the "Monitor" tab, then tab until you see "Foot Input or Foot Pedal Input". 

    The monitor should say "Off" when the accelerator pedal is not depressed.  The monitor should say "On" when the accelerator pedal is depressed.  If not the MCOR is faulty.

     

    Pictures of two different types of Club Car MCOR's below:

     

    CLUB CAR 2004 UP POTENTIOMETER   MCOR INPUT  CLUB CAR PRECEDENT 2ND GENERATION MCOR 3 (YEARS 2012 UP)

     

    Other Tests Using the IQDM

    You can also test the Forward / Reverse switch and the key switch by going to those fuctions and monitor while turning "On" and "Off"


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    How to Perform Electric Golf Cart Service and Maintenance

    Electric Golf Cart Maintenance & Service - Club Car - Yamaha - EZ-GO


    Tidewater Carts recommends regular preventive maintenance to preserve the life and your enjoyment of your golf cart. Your golf car is designed and built to deliver years of worry free driving pleasure. 

     

    Don’t Neglect the Batteries

    Take the following steps to avoid damage and maximize the life of your batteries:

    Charge the batteries after each use. Never leave batteries discharged overnight or longer than absolutely necessary.

    If your vehicle is not equipped with the single-point watering system, check your electrolyte level weekly and add water if needed.

    If your vehicle is equipped with the single point watering system, water the batteries monthly or according to the watering interval you’ve established, following the instructions in your owner’s manual.

    Charge the batteries before adding water, unless the electrolyte level is below the top of the plates. In that case, add just enough water to cover the plates. Then charge the batteries and check the level again. Never charge the batteries when the plates are exposed above the electrolyte level. To maximize the life of your batteries, add only distilled water. Do not overfill the batteries. Fully tighten the battery caps to prevent electrolyte leakage.

    Make sure the battery hold-downs are tight enough so that the batteries do not move while the vehicle is in motion. Do not over tighten, as this can cause the battery case to crack or buckle.

    Inspect the terminal connections regularly to ensure that they are clean and tight. Replace any worn insulation or frayed wires.

    Keep the batteries clean and free of corrosion by washing the tops and terminals monthly. Use a solution of one cup baking soda per one gallon of water. Do not allow the solution to enter the batteries. Thoroughly rinse the solution off the batteries. Fully tighten the battery terminals. Let the terminals dry, then coat them with Battery Terminal Protector Spray. Properly dispose of waste water.

    distilled water for golf carts

     

    Semi-annual Maintenance

    You’ll also need to perform regular maintenance on your golf cart every six months or every 50 hours of operation.

    Check the pressure in your tires and adjust, if necessary.

    Have a trained technician inspect your vehicle’s brake system, electrical system, front wheel alignment, camber and toe-in. Proper toe in ensures that the front wheels are pointing slightly inward to reduce wear.

    Lubricate or have a trained service technician lubricate your charger receptacle, brake system and front suspension.

    If you have a single-point watering system, manually check or have a trained technician check the electrolyte levels on all battery cells to verify correct valve operation.

     

    Annual Golf Cart Maintenance

    Have a trained service technician check your transaxle and pedal group assembly and lubricate as needed annually or every 100 hours of operation.

     

     

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    How To Charge An Electric Golf Cart and Perform Battery Maintenance

    Electric Golf Cart Charging and Battery Maintenance


    Carts should be plugged in at ALL times, when not in use. This includes cars that are out of use. Cars that are not plugged in can self-discharge over several weeks and virtually “kill” the battery pack.

    Connect your battery charger to a readily available surge protector outlet/strip. Since the charger should be plugged in at all times, it is wise to protect it against lightening.

    Batteries should be charged after EACH period of use, no matter how short you used it. When plugging charger into car, verify that the ammeter needle moves to the right side of the meter window. This confirms that there is power to the car and a working charger.

    Allow the charger to complete the charge process by letting the charging system turn off on its own (the charger will be silent and the ammeter needle will be at zero).

    Golf Cart Battery Trojan T 875 8 Volt 

    Short charging will promote unbalanced batteries and costly battery replacement.

    Lead acid batteries do not develop a memory and do not need to be fully discharged before recharging (there is no hysteresis effect for these batteries).

    Check water level monthly for every battery and every cell. Note that the cells within a battery are totally separate cavities, so filling one cell does not fill the adjacent cells. In the event of having single-point watering system, water levels should still be checked every month to ensure the system is working properly.

    USE DISTILLED WATER ONLY. DO NOT USE TAP WATER.

    Watering should always be done AFTER fully charging the battery.

    Removal of the seat makes batteries more accessible – lift off the two front hinges

     

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