How to Fix a Golf Cart Horn that is Not Working (STEPS)

Golf cart horn not working

Why is my golf cart horn not working?

The main reason your EZGO RXV golf cart horn might not be working can be because of a blown fuse or a damaged relay socket.


Blown Fuse:

The EXGO RXV usually has a 15amp fuse. However, a fault in the wiring can cause a short circuit or a blown fuse. A blown fuse can cause your horn to stop working.


Damaged Relay switch:

The relay switch in the fuse box enhances current through the battery. If the relay switch gets damaged, your horn won’t work.


Troubleshooting a golf cart horn

Test the Fuse Box

1) first, open the fuse box and start examining with a digital multimeter.
2) Next, connect a jumper wire to the cart horn and then connect it to the battery.
3) Switch on the multimeter and test the horn.

Test the Relay Socket

  1. Take out the relay button.
  2. Press one end of the multimeter probe to the relay switch and the other end of the probe to the negative terminal of the battery.
  3. Switch on the multimeter and test the horn.


How to repair a golf cart horn

Most of the golf cart horns last till the life of the cart. However, just like other components, a horn also needs fixing. This could be because of a blown fuse or a broken clock spring or even due to a corroded wire.

Tools needed to repair

  • Multimeter
  • User manual
  • 16-gauge wire
  • Clamps
  • In-line fuse holder
  • Protective Gloves
  • Safety Glasses

To repair an EZGO RXV golf cart horn you need to follow the below steps:

  1. Check if the U-shaped wire is intact or not. If the wire is melted, then replace it. If not, then verify the fuse using a multimeter.
  2. If you experience a clicking sound from the horn, then there could be a problem with the ground connection. Clean the connection and try it again.
  3. Check the steering wheel for a broken clock spring. If the spring is broken, replace it.
  4. Check the relay if the problem is not yet resolved. Trade the cart horn relay with an identical relay and then again test the horn switch. If the horn works fine, then replace the old relay.


Club Car Precedent golf cart horn not working

Club Car Precedent golf cart horn may not work due to fault with the fuse, or wiring, or relay.

Follow the below steps to repair the club car precedent golf cart horn.

  1. Take a look at the user manual and locate the fuse box.
  2. Check if the U-shaped wire inside the translucent casing. If the wire is broken, then you need to replace the fuse box.
  3. If there is no proper electric signal, then take your multimeter probe and connect its one end to the negative terminal of the battery and the other end to the positive terminal of the battery. If the horn doesn’t work, then replace the relay switch.
  4. Search for a broken wire and if there is any, replace it with a new wire.


EZGO golf cart horn not working

The reason your EZGO RXV horn might not be working can be due to a faulty fuse, poor ground connection, or a damaged relay socket.

To find the problem, you’ll need the following items:


How to repair the horn on a EZGO golf:

  1. Locate the horn from the user manual and open the fuse box.
  2. If the fuse wire is thawed then replace it.
  3. If the fuse is fine then try swapping two identical relays. If the horn honks, then there is a problem with the relay.
  4. If the cart horn makes a clicking sound, then you’ve got a broken spring. Fix it and ground it properly.


Yamaha golf cart horn not working

The main reason why your Yamaha Drive horn is not working is because of a blown fuse, a damaged relay, or a damaged horn pad.


How to fix horn not working on Yamaha golf cart:

  1. Supply power to the horn with a fused jumper. If the fuse blows, then replace the fuse box.
  2. If the fuse is fine, then there could be a problem with the relay. Swap the old relay switch with an identical one. If the horn works well, then replace the old relay.
  3. If both the fuse and relay are fine, then there is a chance that the horn pad itself is damaged.


How to install a horn on a club car golf cart

The golf cart horns are very crucial to make your presence felt on both golf courses and roads. Club Car golf cart produces universal buggie horns that can work on both electric and gas golf carts. These horns are cheap and easy to install.

Also, avoid installing air powered horns or small horns as they are not suitable for the golf course.

Tools Needed

  •  New Horn
  • Wire Cutters
  • Protective Gloves
  • Digital Multimeter
  • Wrench
  • Electrical Tapes
  • Safety Glasses

To install a horn on the Club Car golf cart, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Select the location where you want to mount the horn.
  2. Detach the negative battery cable and place it aside.
  3. Remove the electrical connector.
  4. Use a wrench to slack the retaining fastener.
  5. Mount the horn in the selected position.
  6. Tighten the retaining fastener.
  7. Hook up the electrical connector to the horn.
  8. Finally, reconnect the negative battery cable.

How to wire a horn on a 36-volt golf cart

The wiring in a golf cart is aimed to transmit power from the battery to different device components without any attenuation. The wires in a cart also convey data and an array of digital and analog signals.

A wiring diagram is a simplified diagram of electrical connections illustrating input, output, and auxiliary connections.


Always the services of a trained electrician when rewiring your golf cart.


While wiring a horn, install a voltage reducer. The voltage reducer will increase the longevity of the battery.

How to wire the horn on a 36-volt EZGO TXT golf cart:

  1. Attach the positive terminal of the battery to the in-line fuse holder by twisting the short wire.
  2. Connect the brown wire to the other terminal of the fuse holder.
  3. Compress the splices and wrap them with electric tape.
  4. Connect one terminal of the relay to the brown wire and the other terminal to the horn switch.
  5. Ground the horn switch.
  6. Attach the horn to the power terminal of the relay.


EZGO golf cart lights and horn not working

EZGO golf cart lights and horn may not work due to a problem in the ignition switch or corroded wires or even due to no accessory voltage supply.

Ignition Switch Problem: A flawed switch in the steering wheel may cause your EZGO cart lights to flicker suddenly. The switch comes with the airbag module as a complete unit. Replacing the whole unit can fix the problem.

Corroded Wire: It is best to check the wiring for any damage or rust. Remove the damaged one and add a new wire if you find any damage or rust.

If you face further intricacies, consult the user manual or call a mechanic.

No Accessory Voltage Supply: Sometimes, the accessory power outlet might get turned off as soon as you turn off the ignition switch.

Get a permanent power supply, set the fuse tap, and connect power to it.


Ernie loves documenting interesting facts about golf.

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