Hot cables and melted terminals


New Member
I've had to replace two batteries recently because the terminals melted. Was riding in the neighborhood yesterday and same thing happened again. Cables are extremely hot. What is causing this?


Welcome to the forum...

The heat at the battery cables is normally caused be loose connections, dirty connections or bad cables. Is the cart stock?


New Member
Yes, I have added aftermarket headlights. I do plan on replacing all the cables, they are looking rather old.
Thanks for replying and I'll let you know the outcome.


Cartaholic - V.I.P.
you may want to spend the extra money and upgrade the cables to 4 gauge


New Member
Repair your battery with the melted post by using a self-tapping screw right into the lead to fasten your battery cable. I've had several carts with this repair last for years. A better option is to screw in a stainless steel "shelf-hanger". This is a bolt with screw threads on one end & machine threads on the other. I have a tool to install these with my DeWalt impact driver. I think you could run a nut down then wrench the bolt in by hand. The advantage is you can remove the cable for cleaning/replacement and not loosen the bolt in the lead. Often the self-tapping screw option will yield a corroded screw head that you can't get out.