EZGO TXT 2002 Renovation

bazzz

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I'm making renovations or repairs to a 2002 EZGO Txt. I have replaced the battery rack with an aluminum one and installed a new set of batteries. Installed new HD front springs yesterday and will install the rear ones next week when the bushings are delivered. Working on replacing the plywood seat backs today. Are the holes in the seat back and bottom necessary? I am guessing it's for airflow and or drying out if moisture gets in there. They didn't keep black stuff from growing in there on the old ones.






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bazzz

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I thought that was the case, there wasn't any in the rear seat so I thought I would check. I will add them to both.

Thanks
 

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bazzz

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I installed the new HD springs today and was looking at the rims. How hard are the tires to remove from the rims? I ended up with a spare set of tires mounted on stock white rims. Thinking about removing the tires and painting the rims black. Is this something I should try or should I tape up the rubber and spray it? I know I can buy a set of black rims but there’s plenty of tread left and a can of paint is cheaper, Lol.
 

Golf Cart Wizard

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They are a pain to remove, that is why they are typically sold as a complete assembly with rim and all. For painting wheels I get a pack of index cards and shove them between the rim and rubber one after the other.
 

bazzz

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Wow, thanks for the tip with the index cards. I wouldn’t have thought of that but it sounds like it is the best way to do it.

I have another question, what gauge wire should I use for a state of charge meter? 16, 14, or 12?
 

Golf Cart Wizard

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18 is sufficient, a battery meter isn’t drawing much current. Most things on golf carts could even be less than 18 but I wouldn’t recommend it just from a durability standpoint. 20 and higher is much more likely to corrode through or fatigue break even if it is appropriate for the current draw. The OEM (not golf cart) I worked for tried switching to 20 awg for many circuits on their new model, and after the first few units switched back to mostly 18 awg in the harnesses like the old model had for that reason
 

bazzz

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Well I got the gauge installed yesterday. I cut up a piece of aluminum and painted it black to mount it probably where most would put a radio. I installed a light kit at the same time. Picked up the hot coming from the switch to feed it and connected the negative to the battery. I put two wires in one crimped connection coming from the key switch. It was easier to access and didn’t have to try to remove the key switch.

The lights were easy to install. Cut out around the template with a multi tool and used a Dremel with 60 grit sandpaper to fine tune the fit. I could sand on an angle to make the light housing fit tight. Haven’t been out at night yet, maybe tonight before the rain comes in for a couple of days.
 

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bazzz

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My makeshift spray booth to paint the rims. Probably should have painted both sides but wasn’t thinking they would be seen.

I think I’m done for now. Thanks for all the help.
 

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