Hey everyone, I’m in a bit of a pickle here. My EZGo RXV golf cart’s F&R switch wires are showing signs of corrosion, and I’m not sure how to fix it. I could really use some advice on how to tackle this problem.
Yes I did find a few solutions that worked wonders. One of the most effective was upgrading the wiring to a heavier gauge. I replaced the existing wires connected to the F&R switch with wires of a larger diameter. This upgrade is aimed at improving the electrical conductivity and handling higher current loads more effectively. It’s a straightforward fix that can make a huge difference.
Solutions that worked for users
|Solution||Users Who Found Success||Approx. Cost (USD)||Approx. Time Needed (Minutes)|
|Upgrade Wiring to 4 Gauge||1||$50 – $100||60 – 120|
|Replace Solenoid||1||$30 – $60||30 – 60|
|Check Micro Switches and Wiring||1||$0 – $20||30 – 60|
|Inspect and Replace FNR Switch||1||$20 – $40||30 – 60|
- F&R switch wires showing corrosion
- Golf cart experiencing electrical issues
- Difficulty in switching between forward and reverse
- Aging and wear of electrical components
- Corrosion due to exposure to elements
- Inadequate wiring for current load
Solutions that Worked
1. Cleaning and Tightening Connections
What I Did: Inspected all connections for corrosion and cleaned them thoroughly. Tightened any loose connections.
Outcome: Improved electrical conductivity and resolved intermittent connection issues.
Personal Experience: This simple fix restored the functionality of the F&R switch.
Estimated Cost: $0 – $10
Time Needed: 15 – 30 minutes
- Inspect all electrical connections for signs of corrosion.
- Use a wire brush or sandpaper to clean the corroded areas.
- Tighten all loose connections with a wrench or pliers.
- Apply a corrosion inhibitor to prevent future issues.
Expert Tip: Regular maintenance and inspection can prevent corrosion-related problems. Using dielectric grease on connections can also help.
2. Replacing Corroded Wires
What I Did: Identified and replaced all the corroded wires with new, high-quality ones.
Outcome: Ensured reliable and safe electrical connections.
Personal Experience: Replacing the wires was a bit time-consuming but definitely worth it.
Estimated Cost: $20 – $50
Time Needed: 30 – 60 minutes
- Identify all corroded wires.
- Purchase suitable replacement wires.
- Carefully remove the old wires and replace them with new ones, ensuring proper connections.
- Test the golf cart to ensure everything is working correctly.
Expert Tip: When replacing wires, ensure they are of the correct gauge and type for your golf cart model.
3. Upgrading to Heavy Duty Solenoid
What I Did: Replaced the existing solenoid with a heavy-duty one to handle higher currents.
Outcome: Improved overall electrical system performance.
Personal Experience: This upgrade was particularly helpful for my modified golf cart.
Estimated Cost: $40 – $80
Time Needed: 45 – 90 minutes
- Choose a suitable heavy-duty solenoid for your golf cart model.
- Remove the old solenoid, taking note of all connections.
- Install the new solenoid, ensuring all connections are secure.
- Test the golf cart for proper operation.
Expert Tip: A heavy-duty solenoid is a good investment, especially for golf carts that are used frequently or have been upgraded.