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How to Repair a Golf Cart Motor Controller

    Step 1

    Remove the engine cover and disconnect the battery.

    Step 2

    View the wires leading to motor control unit. If the wires are corroded, scrub with a wire brush or replace.

    Step 3

    Replace the solenoid. It should be held on with a few bolts and possibly a metal bracket held on by a screw. There will be at least two wires on the back of the solenoid; they must be removed and inspected and replaced, if necessary.

    Step 4

    Reconnect the battery and test. If there was a faulty solenoid or corroded wire causing the problem, the motor control should work.

Things Needed

  • Phillips and flat head screwdrivers
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Wires (matching the cart’s wire thickness)
  • Wire cutters
  • Small wire brush
  • New solenoid

About the Author

Nathan Adlen has written professionally for over 10 years. His works have been featured online at,,,, and he has been quoted at,, and Adlen has attended Allen Hancock College, the University of California, Los Angeles and Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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