The reason behind faulty headlights is either a spurious connection or a blown-out fuse. Headlights problem is valid not only for the Club Car but also for all other brands' carts. In case you are facing trouble with your cart's headlights or cart light bar, it should be the appropriate time to resolve it by repairing the fuse.
We are going to solve the lighting problem in three different steps. The first step is checking whether you have established a stable connection or not. The second step will be to find out whether you have a blown-fuse or not. In the final step, we will fix the faulty fuse to establish a secure connection.
You maybe are here for your Club Car, but this article will cover two other brands, including Yamaha and EZ-GO.
Let's get started with our first step, which is finding out whether we have a stable connection or not-
Securing a stable connection
- A faulty circuit will never establish a secure connection. Ensuring a stable connection means setting the circuit in the correct order.
- Find out whether all the wires on the circuit are in the right place or not. If you have a misaligned wire, the task is simple. Connect the wire to the precise port. If the headlights start working, you may skip the rest of the procedures. If it is still not working, go on with the next steps.
- The next step in this section will be to check whether you have a torn wire or not. Replace the faulty wire to secure a stable connection.
If all these things are not the issue, it is quite probable that you have a blown-out fuse.
Finding out the blown-out fuse
Locating the fuse box can be intimidating if you don’t know where to find it. Let us start with the Club Car-
- If you have a Club Car DS model from 1986, you should find the fuse box in the back of the dash. All the other models around that time should have the same position too.
- Club Car introduced changes in 1997 when they placed the fuse box in the electrical box. The position should be by the battery compartment.
- Most Club Car precedents will have the fuse box beneath the seat.
- Some newer models might also include the fuse box around the controller harnesses.
We recommend speculating thoroughly to find out the exact position of the fuse box.
- The inline fuse placement makes it quite hard to find out EZ-GO fuse box. The inline fuse box is prevalent among the 2008 EZ-GO TXT models.
- The most recent EZ-GO golf carts will have the fuse box in the charging receptacle. This makes it quite easier to find out the fuse-box easily. This kind of construction makes the upgradation process easier, too.
- The older EZ-GO golf carts tend to have the fuse-box located behind the rubber intake air compartment. This kind of construction is prevalent among the 1990 EZ-GO models.
- Another type of fuse box you may find in an EZ-GO cart is below the driver seat.
- Most Yamaha golf carts tend to use the same location for the fuse box, making it almost universal. It is still not valid for all the Yamaha models. Some do come with different fuse-box placement.
- The recent Yamaha carts tend to come with the fuse-box located beside the controller. You should find it on the left side of the controller.
- Most electric Yamaha golf carts will have the fuse-box located on the back inner fender. Yamaha G2 series is an example of such placement.
- The final kind of fuse-box placement that you would notice in a Yamaha cart is located under the cup holder. You need to pop up the cup holder to reach the fuse box.
Fixing the faulty fuse
This is our final task that should fix the headlight problem. Now that we have located our fuse-box, it is the time to get into the work-
- The first step is locating the fuse box where you will find all the fuses. We don't know the specific model number of your cart. That is why it is you who have to find out the service panel to jump into the work.
- Once you have found out the fuse box, it is time to find out the faulty fuse. We will do the task by checking the current production.
- Try to find out the fuse with zero amperage supply. It is happening because of the faulty fuse. Replacing the fuse should solve the problem.
- After finding out the faulty fuse, you need to check the convenient amperage level that the fuse runs on. Remember that the voltage level can vary, but the amperage level should always be the same.
- Remove the fuse from the fuse box to reinstall another one. The current rating of the damaged fuse should match the current rating of the new fuse. While removing the fuse, you may use your hand or a plier.
- In the final step, re-install the new fuse. Be specific while installing the fuse.
After installing the new fuse, try whether you are okay with the headlights or not. It should fix the issues with the lights.
Some specific reasons to prevent fuse-damage
An older cart is more prone to fuel damage. Besides, a faulty electrical system can always make the cart vulnerable to damages. Here are some of the specific reasons that can cause fuse damage. Do check them frequently to ensure a safe connection-
- The fuse may damage if you secure a mismatch connection. Place all the harnesses in the appropriate position to prevent fuse blowing.
- Wrong battery connection is another reason for the frequent fuse blowing. Always ensure a secure golf cart battery connection to prevent fuse damage.
- If the amperage level does not match with the slot, it is expectable that the fuse will blow.
- A faulty voltage regulator is another reason for frequent fuse damage.
- Finally, the misbalance in the electrical system is the most concerning factor that causes fuse damage.
You may notice several kinds of fuses in your golf cart's fuse box. 10-amp, 50-amp, 60-amp, 400-amp are the most common types of fuse you would see in your golf cart. You should always pick up the fuse by matching the amperage level. Otherwise, you will have to face fuse damage again and again. The voltage level may vary, but the amperage level should always match to retain the safe connection. Good speculation is the only way to avoid this kind of issue. Take good care of the cart to retain a secure connection. The older the cart, the more vulnerable it is to damage.