Urgent Help Needed: 2006 EZGO TXT 36V wont move

My beloved 2006 EZGO TXT 36V has suddenly decided to play dead – it won’t move an inch. This cart is my lifeline for getting around my property, and now I’m stuck. Has anyone faced this issue before? Any advice would be a godsend!


I’ve been in your shoes with my EZGO. In my case, it was the F/R switch acting up. Replacing it did the trick. It’s a common issue but often overlooked. Definitely worth a shot in your situation.

Solutions that Worked for Users

SolutionUsers Who Found SuccessApprox. Cost (USD)Approx. Time Needed (Minutes)
Replacing F/R Switch1$30 – $6030 – 60
Checking and Charging Individual Batteries1$0 – $20 (if DIY)30 – 60


  • Complete lack of movement despite a full battery charge.
  • Solenoid clicking without any response from the cart.
  • Inconsistent voltage readings, especially under load.

Possible Causes

  • Electrical issues, particularly with the F/R switch or controller.
  • Battery pack problems, including undercharged or faulty individual cells.

Solutions that Worked

1. Replacing F/R Switch

  • What I Did: Swapped out the malfunctioning F/R switch.
  • Outcome: Cart regained its mobility and responded correctly to controls.
  • Personal Experience: The switch replacement was a simple yet effective fix. The cart immediately responded to forward and reverse commands post-replacement.
  • Steps:
    1. Locate the F/R Switch: Typically found under the seat or dashboard.
    2. Safety First: Disconnect the power source to avoid any electrical hazards.
    3. Remove and Replace: Carefully remove the old switch and replace it with a new one. Ensure all connections are secure.
    4. Test Run: Reconnect the power and test the cart for both forward and reverse movements.
  • Expert Tip: Regular checks and maintenance of the F/R switch can prevent future issues. Also, ensure the connections are clean and free from corrosion.

2. Checking and Charging Individual Batteries

  • What I Did: Inspected each battery in the pack and charged them individually.
  • Outcome: The cart started moving as the overall voltage of the battery pack stabilized.
  • Personal Experience: Discovered one battery significantly less charged than the others. Charging it separately resolved the movement issue.
  • Steps:
    1. Individual Battery Check: Disconnect and test each battery for its charge level.
    2. Charge as Needed: Charge any battery that is undercharged separately to ensure uniform charge levels across the pack.
    3. Reassemble and Test: Reconnect the batteries and test the cart for normal operation.
  • Expert Tip: Consistent battery maintenance is key. Regularly check the water levels and clean the terminals. Also, consider a battery desulfator for older batteries to improve their performance and lifespan.

Golf Cart Models Where This Worked

  • 2006 EZGO TXT 36V


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