I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure out how to turn off the regen braking system on my golf cart. I’m tired of it slowing me down every time I let go of the accelerator. But I also don’t want to mess up any of the cart’s systems. Has nyone solvd this yet?
I feel you! I was in the same boat, wanting to disable the regen braking but worried about damaging my cart. One method that really worked for me was using a Club Car programmer to tweak the regen settings.
Solutions that worked for users
|Users Who Found Success
|Estimated Cost (USD)
|Time Needed (Minutes)
|Adjust Regen with Club Car Programmer
|Regen successfully disabled
|Press Down on the Accelerator Slightly
|Regen effectively bypassed
|Unplug Wires from the Motor
|Regen disabled successfully
- Regen braking kicks in when you least expect it
- Struggling to maintain a consistent speed due to regen braking
- Unwanted slowing down when you take your foot off the accelerator
- Regen braking system is activated by default
- Controller settings are programmed to engage regen braking
- Speed sensor is set to trigger regen braking
Solutions that Worked
1. Adjust Regen with Club Car Programmer
What I Did: Utilized a specialized Club Car programmer to modify the regen settings.
Outcome: Successfully turned off the regen braking system.
Personal Experience: After making the necessary adjustments, the regen braking was completely disabled, and my cart was finally free to coast.
Estimated Cost: $0
Time Needed: 10-15 minutes
- Locate a Club Car programmer, usually available at specialized repair shops.
- Connect the programmer to the cart’s controller.
- Navigate through the programmer’s menu to find the regen settings.
- Adjust the regen settings to disable it.
- Test the cart to ensure the regen braking is disabled.
If you’re not comfortable using a Club Car programmer, it’s best to consult a professional. Incorrect settings could lead to performance issues or even damage your cart.
2. Press Down on the Accelerator Slightly
What I Did: Applied slight pressure on the accelerator while going downhill.
Outcome: Successfully bypassed the regen braking system.
Personal Experience: This simple trick allowed me to bypass the regen braking and maintain my desired speed.
Estimated Cost: $0
Time Needed: Immediate
- As you start going downhill, keep your foot lightly on the accelerator.
- Apply just enough pressure to maintain your speed without engaging the regen braking.
This is a quick fix and not a permanent solution. It’s useful for situations where you need immediate relief from regen braking, like steep hills.
3. Unplug Wires from the Motor
What I Did: Detached the red, black, and green wires from the motor’s rear end.
Outcome: Successfully deactivated the regen braking system.
Personal Experience: After unplugging the wires, my cart stopped engaging the regen braking, and I could coast freely.
Estimated Cost: $0
Time Needed: 5-10 minutes
- Turn off the cart and ensure it’s in a stable position.
- Locate the motor at the back of the cart.
- Identify the red, black, and green wires connected to the motor.
- Carefully unplug these wires.
- Test the cart in a controlled environment to ensure the regen braking is disabled.
Always test the cart in a safe, controlled environment after making any changes. This ensures that you haven’t accidentally affected any other systems.
Golf Cart Models Where This Worked
- 2005 Yamaha Electric Cart
- 2007 Par Car
- Club Car Precedent (Year not specified)
- Always consult your golf cart’s manual before making any changes. Some carts have specific procedures for disabling features.
- If your cart is still under warranty, check if these changes will void it.
- Always use insulated tools to avoid any electrical shocks when working with wires.