Golf cart story

easy fix on a golf cart
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Here;'s what is interesting, besides the trivial repair.
I got this cart for next to nothing in a scrap metal purchase.
The company where I got this cart, originally bought it for its
founder. He was 88 years old and spent all his time at the factory,
running around it, overseeing everything, as founders are wont to do.
Then he got paralyzed and that is when they bought the golf cart for
him, so that he could continue to run around the factory. He used it
for 6 months.
The interesting thing is that 6 months later, he somehow got
un-paralyzed, stopped using the golf cart, and continued walking
around the factory on foot.
The cart sat unused and eventually they realized that it would not
charge, it sat abandoned for longer time, and then I bought it with
scrap metal.
The fix was to recrimp a wire.
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Ignoramus7945
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No, I will sell it, for sure, but I will let my kids drive it until it sells it. Both the 10 year old as well as 14 year old love it. Plus the 14 year old needs to practice driving, like backing up etc.
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Ignoramus7945
Ayup. We're lucky guys. I had to replace a battery cable to fix the one I was given. It wouldn't charge, either, for some reason.
Looking at that wire, though, it looks like it was eaten more by corrosion than heat. Once it corroded down thin enough, it overheated and broke, I'll bet. I wouldn't worry about the relay. Let the kids run it down a few times and I'll bet the relay doesn't give you any trouble while you recharge.
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Larry Jaques
A couple of days ago, I said to the wife that we ought to get a new tv/comp uter monitor for the guestroom / office. Later that same day, I was droppin g off a bunch of junk at the electroncs recycling in town, and there in the dumpster was a 24" 1080p flatscreen tv. It followed me home and all that w as wrong with it is the HDMI connector (which I don't need) doesn't work. S core one for the good guys.
In the same trip, I also got a fully healthy razor scooter (will go to need y kids) and an electric scooter that needs a new battery (will go to kids a fter I "fix" it.
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rangerssuck
mputer monitor for the guestroom / office. Later that same day, I was dropp ing off a bunch of junk at the electroncs recycling in town, and there in t he dumpster was a 24" 1080p flatscreen tv. It followed me home and all that was wrong with it is the HDMI connector (which I don't need) doesn't work. Score one for the good guys.
Good to see others finding treasures.
My last find was a go kart at the scrap yard. Needs an engine and centrif ugal clutch and will not be long before it needs tires. And not free. 98 lbs $25.
Dan
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dcaster

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