Russell asked me if I had gotten the cart going. When he first asked, I hadn’t even tried turning the key to our maintenance golf cart. Well, yesterday I turned the key.
There was nothing. No buzz, no gage movement, not a flicker of light. The directional signal had been on all winter, sucking power.
The battery was drained. It was time for a charger.
I took my time connecting the charger to the terminals. First, I made sure which was positive and which was the ground. Once the positive and negative signs were visible it was easy to snap on the charger clamps.
After a couple of hours charging this old battery, the cart did buzz. After a few more hours, it almost acted like it wanted to start–that made me happy but not excited.
I’m still scratching my head, trying to get it to pop.
What I think is the best thing to do now is to get a new battery.
The new addition will come in the near future, but until then I’ll keep trying to encourage the cart to roll again.
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