Club Car Solenoid/Controller


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I have a 2001 48 volt Club car, and stupidly forgot to disconnect the battery and put it on "Tow" when I was cleaning the two main side-by-side terminals on the electric motor. I accidentally connected them, causing a momentary spark. The car was in-op after that. I checked the solenoid and found the diode burned and smoking. I replaced the solenoid, and now the cart moves but only goes into reverse with the rocker switch on both F and R. I am sure I hooked up the new solenoid correctly.

Did I damage the controller as well, or is there yet another component that became damaged that might be causing this problem? Thanks for any guidance!


Welcome to the forum...

From what you describe I would say the controller is shot. It doesn't take much of a arc to destroy a controller.


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Ouch, that's an expensive mistake. If you have some extra money, maybe you'll consider
upgrading your controller to a 350 or 400 amp. Should add some torque.