FLEET TXT ELiTE - E-Z-Go

OWNER’S GUIDE
FLEET TXT ELiTE
657087 - E
Read and comply with all of the instructions and safety precautions in this manual and on all product labels.
Failure to follow the safety precautions could result in serious injury or death.
CALIFORNIA Proposition 65
Motor vehicles may contain fuels, oils and fluids, battery posts, terminals, and related accessories which contain lead and lead compounds and other chemicals identified by the State of California to potentially cause
cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm. These chemicals are found in vehicles, vehicle parts and
accessories, both new and replacements. During maintenance, these vehicles generate used oil, waste fluids,
grease, fumes, and particulates, all identified by the State of California to potentially cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Posted in accordance with Proposition 65 and California Health and Safety Code Section 25249.5, et seq.
Lithium-Ion Batteries
Improper storage may damage, destroy or cause permanent loss of battery capacity. Do not exceed storage
time or temperature limits. Batteries must be charged to the correct level before storage. Storing fully
depleted batteries will make them permanently unusable.
The storage time for properly charged Lithium-Ion batteries supplied with this vehicle varies based on the temperature.
Temperature
Length of Storage Time
-22°F to -4°F (-30°C to -20°C)
One month at 100% battery charge, all accessories turned off.
-4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C)
Six months at 100% battery charge, all accessories turned off.
113°F to 140°F (45°C to 60°C)
One month at 30% - 50% charge, all accessories turned off.
Never modify the vehicle in any way that will alter the weight distribution of the vehicle, decrease its stability
or increase the speed beyond the factory specifications. Such modifications can cause serious personal
injury or death. The manufacturer, TEXTRON SPECIALIZED VEHICLES (TSV Augusta), prohibits and disclaims responsibility for any such modifications or any other alteration which would adversely affect the
safety of the vehicle.
OWNER’S GUIDE
48V TXT ELiTE
FREEDOM
Starting MODEL YEAR 2017
Beginning January 2017
These are the original instructions as defined by 2006/42/EC.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Textron Specialized Vehicles, Inc.
1451 Marvin Griffin Road
Augusta, Georgia, USA 30906-3852
North America:
Technical Assistance and Warranty PHONE: 1-800-774-3946 FAX: 1-800-448-8124
Service Parts PHONE: 1-888-438-3946 FAX: 1-800-752-6175
International PHONE: 001-706-798-4311 FAX: 001-706-771-4609
www.ezgo.com
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WELCOME
Thank you for purchasing this vehicle. Before driving your new vehicle, read this owner’s guide to familiarize yourself
with safe driving practices, operation, features and controls.
This manual contains instructions for minor maintenance only. Information about major repairs can be found in the
repair manual. Your dealer has thorough knowledge of your vehicle and wants your total satisfaction with your purchase. We recommend you return to your dealership for all of your service needs during, and after the warranty
period.
Repair or replacement parts can be purchased from your dealer or through the manufacturer’s parts and accessories
department.
TSV maintains the right to change the design of the vehicle without responsibility to make the changes on units purchased before changes were made. The information in this manual can change without notice.
All information in this owner’s Guide is based on the latest product information at the time of publication. Due to constant improvements in the design and quality of production components, some discrepancies may be found between
your vehicle and the information presented in this publication. The content in this publication is intended for reference
use only. The manufacturer is not liable for omissions or inaccuracies. Any reprinting or reuse of the content in this
publication, whether whole or in part, is expressly prohibited.
Printed in USA
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
MANUFACTURER’S INTENDED USE ............................................................................................ 1
WARRANTY AND REGISTRATION ................................................................................................ 1
BATTERY PROLONGED STORAGE .............................................................................................. 1
Storage Preparation .................................................................................................................. 1
Setting State of Charge (SOC) .................................................................................................. 2
During Storage .......................................................................................................................... 2
Extreme Low Temperature Storage .......................................................................................... 2
Returning Vehicle to Service ..................................................................................................... 2
BATTERY DISPOSAL...................................................................................................................... 2
VEHICLE SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION ........................................................................................ 3
REPAIR AND PARTS MANUALS .................................................................................................... 3
SAFETY ........................................................................................................................................... 5
SAFETY LABELS............................................................................................................................. 5
Operation (P/N 608529 or 614044 for CE) ................................................................................ 5
Warning and Operation Label (P/N 628019 or 614043 for CE) ................................................. 6
Tow Bar Label (P/N 625820 or 635906) .................................................................................... 6
Run/Storage - Tow Label (P/N 613048) .................................................................................... 6
Battery Warning (P/N 655748 or 659260 for CE) ...................................................................... 6
MAXIMUM VEHICLE WEIGHT CAPACITY ..................................................................................... 7
TIRE PRESSURE ............................................................................................................................ 7
OPERATOR SAFETY ...................................................................................................................... 7
Unauthorized Operation ............................................................................................................ 8
Operating without Instruction ..................................................................................................... 8
Alcohol or Drugs ........................................................................................................................ 8
Before Operating ....................................................................................................................... 8
Operating With Passenger or Cargo ......................................................................................... 8
Driving in Reverse ..................................................................................................................... 8
Driving a Damaged Vehicle ....................................................................................................... 8
Driving at Maximum Speeds ..................................................................................................... 8
Driving on Different Surfaces .................................................................................................... 9
Driving on Public Roads ............................................................................................................ 9
Turning ...................................................................................................................................... 9
Driving Uphill ............................................................................................................................. 9
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Driving Downhill ......................................................................................................................... 9
Stalling on a Hill ......................................................................................................................... 9
Tires .......................................................................................................................................... 9
Slippery Terrain ......................................................................................................................... 9
BATTERY CHARGING .................................................................................................................... 9
VEHICLE LIFTING ......................................................................................................................... 10
VEHICLE MODIFICATION............................................................................................................. 10
MAINTENANCE SAFETY .............................................................................................................. 10
KEY SWITCH ................................................................................................................................. 11
HEADLIGHT SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED) ......................................................................................... 11
STATE OF CHARGE METER (IF EQUIPPED).............................................................................. 11
HORN (IF EQUIPPED)................................................................................................................... 11
DIRECTION SELECTOR ............................................................................................................... 11
CUP HOLDER................................................................................................................................ 11
12V OUTLET (IF EQUIPPED)........................................................................................................ 11
USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED)........................................................................................................... 11
STEERING WHEEL ....................................................................................................................... 11
TURN SIGNAL (IF EQUIPPED) ..................................................................................................... 12
ACCELERATOR PEDAL................................................................................................................ 12
BRAKE PEDAL .............................................................................................................................. 12
PARKING BRAKE .......................................................................................................................... 12
SEAT .............................................................................................................................................. 12
GLOVE BOX / STORAGE COMPARTMENTS .............................................................................. 12
CANOPY TOP AND WINDSHIELD (IF EQUIPPED) ..................................................................... 12
REAR SEAT AND CARGO PLATFORM (IF EQUIPPED) ............................................................. 12
SAFETY ......................................................................................................................................... 13
BEFORE INITIAL USE ................................................................................................................... 13
DAILY INSPECTION ...................................................................................................................... 13
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS ................................................................................................ 13
BATTERY CHARGER.................................................................................................................... 14
PERFORMANCE FEATURES ....................................................................................................... 14
Speed Control ......................................................................................................................... 14
Pedal-Up Braking .................................................................................................................... 14
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High Pedal Disable Feature .................................................................................................... 14
Walk-Away Feature ................................................................................................................. 14
Anti-Roll Back Feature ............................................................................................................ 15
Anti-Stall Feature ..................................................................................................................... 15
Diagnostic Mode Feature ........................................................................................................ 15
STARTING AND STOPPING THE VEHICLE ................................................................................ 15
Starting on a Hill ...................................................................................................................... 15
ACCELERATING ........................................................................................................................... 16
BRAKING ....................................................................................................................................... 16
Coasting .................................................................................................................................. 16
DRIVING PROCEDURE ................................................................................................................ 16
Coasting .................................................................................................................................. 16
DRIVING WITH A PASSENGER ................................................................................................... 16
SLIPPERY SURFACES ................................................................................................................. 17
DRIVING UPHILL........................................................................................................................... 17
TRAVERSING HILLSIDES............................................................................................................. 17
DRIVING DOWNHILL .................................................................................................................... 17
STALLING ON A HILL.................................................................................................................... 18
DRIVING IN REVERSE.................................................................................................................. 18
PARKING THE VEHICLE............................................................................................................... 18
Maximum Weight Capacity ...................................................................................................... 18
MAINTENANCE SAFETY .............................................................................................................. 19
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ...................................................................................................... 19
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART......................................................................................... 20
RECOMMENDED LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS ............................................................................ 21
REPLACEMENT OF MAINTENANCE ITEMS ............................................................................... 21
LIFTING THE VEHICLE ................................................................................................................. 22
Lifting Front ............................................................................................................................ 22
Lifting Rear .............................................................................................................................. 22
Lowering Vehicle ..................................................................................................................... 22
VEHICLE CLEANING AND CARE ................................................................................................. 23
Washing the Vehicle ................................................................................................................ 23
Polishing the Vehicle ............................................................................................................... 23
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TIRES............................................................................................................................................. 23
Tire Pressure ........................................................................................................................... 24
Tire Repair ............................................................................................................................... 24
Tire Replacement .................................................................................................................... 24
WHEELS ........................................................................................................................................ 24
Wheel Removal ....................................................................................................................... 24
Wheel Installation ................................................................................................................... 25
LIGHTS .......................................................................................................................................... 25
Headlight Replacement ........................................................................................................... 25
Turn Signal (if equipped) ......................................................................................................... 25
Taillight .................................................................................................................................... 26
FUSE REPLACEMENT.................................................................................................................. 26
SYSTEM TEST .............................................................................................................................. 26
REAR AXLE ................................................................................................................................... 26
Checking Lubricant Level ........................................................................................................ 26
LUBRICATION ............................................................................................................................... 27
BRAKES......................................................................................................................................... 27
Periodic Brake Test ................................................................................................................. 27
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY PACK ..................................................................................................... 28
BATTERY CHARGING AND MAINTENANCE............................................................................... 28
BATTERY CHARGING .................................................................................................................. 29
AC Voltage .............................................................................................................................. 29
BATTERY PROLONGED STORAGE ............................................................................................ 29
Storage Preparation ................................................................................................................ 29
BATTERY FAULT DIAGNOSIS ..................................................................................................... 29
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE .................................................................................................. 30
Towing the Vehicle .................................................................................................................. 30
Hauling the Vehicle ................................................................................................................. 30
VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS ......................................................................................................... 32
BATTERY CHARGER USER’S GUIDE ....................................A1
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY .........................................B1
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INTRODUCTION
The following symbols appear throughout this manual and on vehicle labels. Your safety is involved when these symbols are used. Become familiar with their meanings before reading the manual.
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in minor or
moderate injury.
The PROHIBITION SAFETY SIGN indicates an action NOT to take in order to avoid hazard.
The MANDATORY ACTION SIGN indicates an action that NEEDS to be taken to avoid a hazard.
Failure to comply with the warnings in this manual can result in severe injury or death.
Read this entire manual carefully before operating this vehicle. Do not attempt to operate
this vehicle until you have thorough knowledge of the controls and features.
Regular inspections and maintenance, along with good operating techniques, will help
ensure your safe enjoyment of the capabilities and reliability of this vehicle.
This vehicle was designed and manufactured in the United States of America (USA). The standards and specifications
in the following information originate in the USA unless otherwise indicated.
When servicing motors, all adjustments and replacement components must be per original vehicle specifications to
maintain the USA Federal and State emission certification applicable at the time or manufacture.
MANUFACTURER’S INTENDED USE
This vehicle is designed and manufactured for off road use only. Use on public streets, roads or highways is illegal in
most areas and increases the risk of an accident involving other vehicles and people. This vehicle does not meet
FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards) for public street, road or highway use.
Check all laws and regulations before choosing an area to operate your vehicle.
WARRANTY AND REGISTRATION
Use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) approved parts to keep the warranty effective.
All information, including coverage, limitations, exclusions and how to obtain warranty service is included in the literature package with the purchase of the vehicle. It can also be obtained from your E-Z-GO dealer.
A registration card is included in the literature package with the purchase of the vehicle.
BATTERY PROLONGED STORAGE
NOTICE: Improper storage may damage, destroy or cause permanent loss of battery capacity. Do not exceed
storage time or temperature limits. Batteries must be charged to the correct level before storage.
Storing fully depleted batteries will make them permanently unusable.
Storage Preparation
The optimum storage temperature range is between 65°F and 82°F (18°C and 28°C)
• Charge the battery module based on climate during storage period.
• In cold climates, fully charge the battery module. Make sure that the charging operation is complete and there
are no faults displayed on the charger. The green light on the charger should be on, indicating the charge
cycle is complete.
• In hot climates, store the vehicle with a 30% to 50% charge of battery pack capacity.
• Turn the key to the OFF position and remove it from the key switch.
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• Check the run - tow switch under the seat, make sure it is set in the RUN position.
• Turn off all accessories.
The storage time for properly charged Lithium-Ion batteries supplied with this vehicle varies based on the ambient
temperature.
Temperature
Length of Storage Time
-22°F to -4°F (-30°C to -20°C)
One month at 100% battery charge, all accessories turned off.
-4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C)
Six months at 100% battery charge, all accessories turned off.
113°F to 140°F (45°C to 60°C)
One month at 30% - 50% charge, all accessories turned off.
Setting State of Charge (SOC)
The optional SOC meter or the hand held programmer may be used to determine the state of charge of the battery
module. If the SOC is below 30%, charge the battery module until the state of charge reaches 50%. The charge cycle
may be interrupted by disconnecting the charger from the AC power source first, then from the charging receptacle on
the vehicle. If the SOC is above 50%, operate the vehicle until the SOC is below 50%.
During Storage
Check the state of charge every 30 days. If the SOC is below 30%, charge the battery module until the state of charge
reaches 50%.
Extreme Low Temperature Storage
If the ambient temperature is below -4°F (-20°C) DO NOT:
• turn the vehicle key to the ON position
• drive the vehicle
• tow the vehicle
• charge the vehicle
• operate accessories
• turn the lights on (if equipped)
Returning Vehicle to Service
At the end of the storage period, charge the battery module to 100% before operating the vehicle.
Before charging the vehicle be sure that the ambient temperature is between 14°F (-10°C) and 113°F (45°C) and the
vehicle has had time to adjust to the temperature.
BATTERY DISPOSAL
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable:
• Contact the distributor or manufacturer for information on returning or recycling used or damaged battery
packs.
•Contact local or state environmental department for disposal information.
•Refer to the Maintenance section for additional information.
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VEHICLE SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION
Four serial number and manufacture date code labels are on the vehicle. One label is located on the steering column.
The second label is located on the driver side frame under the front splash shield. The third and fourth labels are
located on the passenger side frame rail at the rear of the vehicle. A PIN label is located on the passenger side frame
under the front splash shield.
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PART B
PIN LABEL
PART C
PIN PLATE
PART D
Design changes occur on a continuous basis. To order the correct components for the vehicle, the serial number or
PIN and manufacture date are required.
Record the vehicle identification numbers in the spaces provided below. These identification numbers are required
when ordering parts.
Vehicle Model Number: _________________________________________________________________
Frame PIN: __________________________________________________________________________
REPAIR AND PARTS MANUALS
The following manuals can be purchased through a dealer:
• repair manual
• parts manual
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For questions about your vehicle or the material in this manual, see the contact information on page i or the back of
this publication.
Certain replacement parts can be used independently and/or in combination with other accessories to modify a TSV
(Augusta) manufactured vehicle to permit the vehicle to operate at or in excess of 20 mph. When a TSV-manufactured
vehicle is modified in any way by the Distributor, Dealer or customer to operate at or in excess of 20 mph on public
streets or roads, UNDER FEDERAL LAW the modified product will be a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) subject to the strictures and requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 571.500. In these instances, pursuant to Federal
law, the Distributor or Dealer MUST equip the product with headlights, rear lights, turn signals, seat belts, top, horn
and all other modifications for LSV’s mandated in FMVSS 571.500, and affix a Vehicle Identification Number to the
product in accordance with the requirements of FMVSS 571.565. Pursuant to FMVSS 571.500, and in accordance
with the State laws applicable in the places of sale and use of the product, the Distributor, Dealer or customer modifying the vehicle also will be the Final Vehicle Manufacturer for the LSV, and required to title or register the vehicle as
mandated by State law.
Information on FMVSS 571.500 is found at Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500. For information on-line, go to www.ecfr.gov.
TSV will NOT approve Distributor, Dealer or customer changes that change a TSV product into a Low Speed Vehicle
(LSV).
This vehicle meets the current applicable standard for safety and performance requirements.
SAFETY LABELS
Safety and warning labels are on the vehicle for your protection. Read and comply with the instructions on the labels
carefully. If any label shown in this manual is different from the label on your vehicle, always follow the instructions on
the vehicle label.
If a label comes off or becomes illegible, contact your TSV dealer for a replacement. The part number is provided in
this manual, printed on the label, or can be obtained from your dealer.
Operation (P/N 608529 or 614044 for CE)
Located on the steering wheel.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
608529
BEFORE OPERATING
READ all warning labels and the owner’s manual. Contact an authorized dealer or go the the
manufacturer’s website for a replacement manual.
This vehicle is equipped for personal use in most communities. However, state law or local rules may
require additional equipment in your community.
SAFE OPERATION
Turn key to ON - select “forward” or “reverse” - release the parking brake (gas vehicle only) - then slowly
press the accelerator pedal.
Always bring the vehicle to a complete stop BEFORE shifting the direction selector.
Operate from the driver’s seat ONLY.
PARKING
ALWAYS fully engage the parking brake and remove the key BEFORE leaving the vehicle. In an electric
vehicle, set the direction selector to “neutral”; in a gas vehicle, set the direction selector to “forward”.
MAINTENANCE
This vehicle requires regularly scheduled maintenance (see the periodic service schedule in
your owner’s manual). ONLY qualified personnel should service this vehicle.
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Warning and Operation Label (P/N 628019 or 614043 for CE)
Located on the cup holder.
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Tow Bar Label (P/N 625820 or 635906)
Located on the permanent tow bar.
This device is ONLY to be used for towing E-Z-GO vehicles. NEVER tow
other vehicles or equipment. READ Owner’s Manual before towing.
FULLY ENGAGE coupling in bag well and safety pin at wheel spindle.
NEVER tow more than 1 vehicle at one time. DRIVE SLOWLY and never
tow over rough or unsafe terrain. NO RIDERS in towed vehicle.
MONTHLY INSPECTION: tow bar pins, attaching hardware, and front frame
attachment of towed cars. Replace worn or damaged parts. CHECK
alignment of wheels on towed cars.
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Run/Storage - Tow Label (P/N 613048)
Located on the run/storage - tow cover on the passenger side below the seat.
RUN
TOW
MAINTENANCE
STORAGE
TOWING - Always select
‘TOW MAINTENANCE’
position before towing
DO NOT alter or tamper with this unit. Unauthorized
modifications can result in SERIOUS INJURY or damage
to the vehicle and will void the warranty.
To disable electrical system, turn key switch to ‘OFF’ and
remove battery wires.
ALWAYS turn key to ‘OFF’ before
disconnecting or reconnecting battery wires.
ELECTRICAL ARC or BATTERY EXPLOSION
can occur if key is not in the ‘OFF’ position.
WAIT 30 seconds after reconnecting batteries BEFORE
turning key switch to ‘REVERSE’, ‘FORWARD’ or
‘NEUTRAL’ positions.
613048
Battery Warning (P/N 655748 or 659260 for CE)
Located on the battery pack cover.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS
MAY RESULT IN SEVERE PERSONAL INJURY.
No user serviceable parts.
Service, removal or installation of battery pack must be performed
by authorized personnel only.
Charge with an OEM approved Lithium-Ion battery charger only.
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(60° C)
Do not store or operate at temperatures below -4°F (-20°C).
Do not expose to temperatures above 140°F (60°C).
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MAXIMUM VEHICLE WEIGHT CAPACITY
Exceeding the weight capacities can cause loss of vehicle control and possible injury or
death.
Maximum Vehicle Weight Capacity
800 lbs. (363 kg)
• Do not exceed the maximum vehicle weight capacity (includes weight of operator, passenger, cargo and accessories).
TIRE PRESSURE
Improper tire pressure or uneven tire pressure can cause loss of vehicle control and
possible injury or death.
Maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is essential for safe vehicle operation. You can vary the inflation pressure,
within the recommended range to suit the condition of the terrain.
TIRE PRESSURE RANGE
TERRAIN CONDITIONS
RECOMMENDATION
hard surfaces or pavement
Inflate to higher pressure within the range; never exceed
maximum pressure indicated.
soft terrain or turf
Inflate to lower pressure within the range to reduce
potential damage to the terrain or turf.
18 - 22 psi (124 - 152 kPa)
OPERATOR SAFETY
Safe and responsible use of this vehicle is necessary to prevent dangerous conditions for the operator, passengers
and other people in the area of operation. This section of the guide provides information on the safe operation of the
vehicle. Make sure you read, understand and comply with all of this information to decrease the risk of personal injury
or death.
Serious injury or death can occur if you do not follow the instructions and procedures
shown in this owner’s guide.
• Read this entire manual and all product labels carefully. Follow the safety information and operating procedures
described.
• Operate your vehicle responsibly to prevent dangerous conditions for the operator, passengers and other people in
the area of operation
• Operate your vehicle responsibly and keep the vehicle in safe condition of operation.
• A damaged vehicle, or a vehicle that is not functioning properly is dangerous and must not be operated until repairs
are made.
• Keep feet, legs, hands and arms inside the vehicle at all times.
• The driver must keep both hands on the steering wheel and both feet on the floor or pedals.
• Inspect the vehicle before each use to make sure it is in safe operating condition. Perform the daily inspection
described in this manual. See page 13.
• Always have the vehicle checked by an authorized dealer if it is involved in an accident.
• Remove the key when the vehicle is not in use to prevent accidental starting or unauthorized use.
• Drive the vehicle at appropriate speeds for the terrain and conditions. Be aware of environmental conditions that
change the terrain and your ability to control the vehicle.
• Do not drive on excessively steep hills. Evaluate the terrain before descending a hill. Drive slowly and deliberately.
Use the brake to limit speed and maintain control. Sudden braking or turning can cause loss of vehicle control.
Drive straight up or down the hill; do not drive across the hill.
• Operate only in approved areas. Follow all applicable safety rules for the area.
• Avoid driving on terrain that is too rough for your vehicle’s capabilities and your driving skills.
• Before you drive in the reverse direction, make sure the area behind the vehicle is clear. Accelerate slowly and
avoid making sharp turns.
• Make sure the direction selector is in the correct position before you press the accelerator pedal.
• Decrease speed before and during turns.
• Decrease speed when driving on wet or slippery surfaces.
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• Bring the vehicle to a complete stop before you move the direction selector.
• Do not exceed the cargo or vehicle weight capacities. Do not exceed the occupant capacity. See VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS on page 32 for the vehicle load and seat capacity.
• If there is a risk of lightning, leave the vehicle and look for a safe location to wait until the lightning has stopped.
Additional information about safety is included throughout this manual or can be obtained from your local TSV dealer.
Failure to operate this vehicle as instructed can cause collision, loss of control or rollover resulting in severe injury or death. Follow all safety warnings in this owner’s guide.
See the OPERATION section of the owner’s guide for operating procedures and additional safety information.
Unauthorized Operation
Any person who does not have a valid driver’s license is not permitted to operate the vehicle.
Any person who is be below the height of 59 in. (150 cm) is not permitted to operate the vehicle.
Leaving the keys in the ignition allows unauthorized operation of the vehicle by an unlicensed driver or someone who
does not meet the height requirement. Always remove the ignition key when the vehicle is not in operation.
Operating without Instruction
Operation of this vehicle without proper instruction increases the risk of an accident. The operator
must understand how to operate the vehicle correctly in different situations and on different types of
terrain.
All operators must read, understand and comply with the all warning and instruction labels before
operating the vehicle.
Alcohol or Drugs
Operation of the vehicle during or after consuming alcohol or drugs can adversely affect operator judgment, reaction time, balance and perception.
Never drink alcohol or use drugs or medications before or during operation of the vehicle.
Before Operating
Perform the DAILY INSPECTION on page 13 before each use to make sure the vehicle is in safe operating condition.
Failure to inspect and confirm that the vehicle is safe to operate increases the risk of an accident.
Follow all inspection and maintenance procedures and schedules described in this owner’s guide. See SCHEDULED
MAINTENANCE on page 19.
Operating With Passenger or Cargo
The weight of cargo and occupants affects vehicle operation. Carefully calculate how the vehicle is loaded and how to
safely operate it.
Do not exceed weight capacities specified for your vehicle. Capacities are listed in MAXIMUM VEHICLE WEIGHT
CAPACITY on page 7 of this manual, and also on the label affixed to the truck bed. As passenger weight increases,
cargo weight needs to be adjusted to ensure the maximum vehicle weight capacity is not exceeded.
Driving in Reverse
Make sure the area behind the vehicle is clear before operating in reverse. After making sure it is clear and safe to
operate in reverse, accelerate slowly. Avoid making sharp turns in reverse. Refer to Driving in Reverse on page 18 for
operational information.
Driving a Damaged Vehicle
Driving a damaged vehicle is not safe.
If your vehicle has been involved in any type of accident, have it inspected by a qualified service dealer to verify that it
is safe for operation.
Driving at Maximum Speeds
Maximum speed operation increases risk of loss of control. Always drive at a speed that is appropriate for the terrain,
visibility, operating conditions and your skill and experience level. Use the brake to control speed and maintain control
of the vehicle.
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Driving on Different Surfaces
Driving the vehicle on different surface types can affect handling characteristics of the vehicle. When driving on a dirt
road, loose surface or wet grass, the distance required to stop the vehicles will increase.
Driving on Public Roads
Driving this vehicle on public streets, roads or highways could result in a collision with another vehicle. Never drive this
vehicle on any public street, road or highway, including dirt and gravel roads, unless they are designated for off road
use. Most areas prohibit the operation of this vehicle on public streets, roads or highways, and can result in traffic violations and fines.
Turning
Improper or careless turning can cause loss of traction, loss of control, accident or rollover. Do not turn quickly or at
sharp angles. Do not turn at high speeds. Practice turning at slow speeds before attempting to turn at faster speeds.
Driving Uphill
Do not climb hills that are too steep for the vehicle or your driving abilities. Loss of vehicle control or rollover can result
from climbing hills incorrectly. Refer to Driving Uphill on page 17 for operational information.
Driving Downhill
Inspect the terrain before descending a hill. Avoid driving across hills. Use the brake to limit speed and maintain control. Loss of vehicle control or rollover can result from driving downhill incorrectly. Refer to Driving Downhill on page 17
for operational information.
Stalling on a Hill
A rollover can result from stalling or rolling backward while climbing a hill. Drive uphill at a constant speed. See procedure on page 18 for maintaining control of your vehicle if it stalls on a hill.
Tires
Operating the vehicle with incorrect tires or with incorrect or uneven tire pressure can cause loss of control or an accident. Always use the size and type tires specified for the vehicle. See VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS on page 32.
Always maintain correct tire pressures as specified in Tire Pressure on page 7.
Slippery Terrain
Driving on rough, wet or loose terrain increases the risk of loss of traction or control, accident or rollover. Drive slowly
and use correct turning procedures when operating on slippery surfaces.
Tires that have lost traction, and then regain traction suddenly, can cause loss of vehicle control or rollover.
Refer to Slippery Surfaces on page 17 for operational information.
BATTERY CHARGING
Charging should be performed when ambient temperatures are between 40°F and 110°F (4°C and 42°C). The battery
pack may be charged or topped off after every use.
The battery management system (BMS) and charger cooperate to make sure that charging occurs at the proper rate
for the battery temperature. When the battery charger is connected to the vehicle, it will determine the charge rate
based on the battery temperature. The charger will operate at the rates shown in the table below.
Charge Rate
Temperature
NO charging
below 14° F (-10°C) or above 140°F (60°C)
Pre-charge (charge at reduced rate, 6 amps)
between 14°F (-10°C) and 41°F (5°C)
between 104°F (40°C) and 140°F (60°C)
Full charging
between 37.4°F (3°C) and 107.6°F (42° C)
The BMS will adjust the charge rate based on the temperature of the batteries.
Use only the OEM approved Lithium-Ion battery charger for your vehicle. See charger operating instructions in Appendix A.
• Turn the key to the OFF position and remove it.
• Inspect the charger cord for cracks, frayed wires or loose connections, if damaged replace it.
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SAFETY
• Inspect the vehicle charger receptacle and charger plug for dirt, debris or damage. Clean if necessary and replace
immediately if damage is found.
• Connect the charger to a wall receptacle. Do not use a multi-plug adapter or power strip. Do not connect anything
else to the same receptacle.
• Connect the charger to the vehicle receptacle.
• When the battery pack is finished charging, disconnect the charger cord from the vehicle. If disconnecting before
the charge cycle is complete, it is recommended that the charger be disconnected from the wall receptacle first,
then unplug the charger from the vehicle receptacle.
VEHICLE LIFTING
The vehicle must be on a firm and level surface for lifting. Remain constantly aware that the vehicle is not stable
during the lifting process. Do not get under a vehicle until you verify that it is stable on the jack stands. Never get
under a vehicle while it is on a jack only. Put wheel chocks in front and behind the wheels that are not being lifted. Do
not allow anyone to remain or get on the vehicle at any time during the lifting process.
Read and comply with all warnings and follow the lifting procedures described on page 22.
VEHICLE MODIFICATION
Do not install any accessory not approved by TSV. Do not modify the vehicle to increase speed or power. Any modifications or installation of accessories not approved by TSV can create a safety hazard and increase the risk of injury.
The warranty will be terminated if the vehicle is modified to increase vehicle speed or power.
The warranty may be terminated if original (or equivalent) replacement parts are not installed on the vehicle.
The addition of some accessories can change the handling characteristics of the vehicle. Use only TSV approved
accessories, and familiarize yourself with their function and effect on the vehicle.
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
Routine and scheduled maintenance of this vehicle is necessary to keep your vehicle in safe and reliable condition.
This section of the manual provides safety information for performing maintenance on your vehicle. Make sure you
read, understand and comply with all of this information to decrease the risk of personal injury or death.
Serious injury or death can occur if you do not follow the instructions and procedures
shown in this owner’s guide.
• Read this entire manual and all product labels carefully. Follow the procedures and comply with the safety information in this manual while performing vehicle service or maintenance.
• Use the tools shown in the tool list and wear the specified safety equipment when performing vehicle service or
maintenance.
• Remove all jewelry before you service the vehicle.
• Do not allow loose clothing or hair to contact the moving parts.
• Do not touch hot objects.
• The drive wheels must be lifted and supported on jack stands before you perform any service to the power-train
while the motor is in operation.
• Use wheel chocks and support the vehicle on jack stands. NEVER get under a vehicle that is supported by a jack.
Lift the vehicle following instructions. See LIFTING THE VEHICLE on page 22.
•When you service the vehicle, always wear eye protection.
•Wear a face shield when working around the battery pack.
• Be careful when working around batteries, using solvents or compressed air.
•Use insulated tools within the battery area to prevent sparks or battery explosion.
•To prevent the risk of battery explosion, keep all flammable materials, open flames or sparks away
from the battery.
• Maintain constant awareness that some components are heavy, spring loaded, corrosive, explosive, can cause
high amperage or get extremely hot.
• After you make repairs or do maintenance, test the vehicle in a safe area that is free from vehicle and person traffic.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
FEATURES AND CONTROLS
NOTICE: 12V accessories must be connected to the DC to DC converter.
KEY SWITCH
The key switch is a two-position switch; three-position if the
vehicle is equipped with headlights.
• OFF - vehicle is disabled.
• ON - activates vehicle electronics and accessory power.
HEADLIGHTS
HEADLIGHT SWITCH (IF EQUIPPED)
The headlight switch is a part of the key switch.
• Turn the key to light icon to switch the headlights on.
STATE OF CHARGE METER (IF EQUIPPED)
The state of charge meter is on the dash panel beside the
key switch. It indicates the amount of usable power in the batteries, with F indicating a full charge on the battery pack and
E indicating low charge. The yellow light indicates the batteries must be charged immediately.
STATE OF CHARGE METER
KEY SWITCH
HORN (IF EQUIPPED)
The horn button is located on the driver side of the floorboard. Press the button to activate the horn.
DIRECTION SELECTOR
To prevent loss of control, do not move
the direction selector while the vehicle
is in motion. Moving the selector will
result in sudden slowing of the vehicle
and the beeping of a warning device.
The direction selector (F-N-R) is located on the seat wrap panel.
• R - allows the vehicle to be driven in reverse, also activates
the reverse warning indicator.
• F - allows the vehicle to be driven in the forward direction.
• N - place the switch in the neutral position when parking the
vehicle.
CUP HOLDER
The vehicle has a center cup holder that will accommodate four
beverage containers.
12V OUTLET (IF EQUIPPED)
Excessive use of accessories that are connected to the outlet can drain the battery.
A 12V auxiliary outlet is located on the center console.
With the key switch in the ON position, the auxiliary outlet supplies power for any lights and accessories that have a
12V plug.
USB PORT (IF EQUIPPED)
A USB port (if equipped) is located on the center console.
With the key switch in the ON position, the USB port supplies power to electronic devices via a USB cable.
STEERING WHEEL
The steering wheel allows the driver to control the direction of travel.
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FEATURES AND CONTROLS
TURN SIGNAL (IF EQUIPPED)
The turn signal switch is located on the steering column and is used to activate the turn signals.
ACCELERATOR PEDAL
The accelerator pedal is the right pedal on the floorboard. It activates the engine and controls the acceleration of the
vehicle.
Apply slow and steady pressure to the accelerator pedal to increase vehicle speed.
BRAKE PEDAL
The brake pedal is located on the floor to the left of the accelerator pedal. The pedal is a combination brake and park
brake; to activate the brake press the lower part of the pedal to slow or stop the vehicle.
PARKING BRAKE
The foot operated parking brake is located along the top of the brake pedal. To engage the parking brake, push down
on the upper section of the pedal until it locks in place. The parking brake will release when the lower part of the brake
pedal is pressed.
SEAT
The bench seat is designed for two occupants.
Lift up on either hip restraint to pivot the seat bottom forward and access the components underneath. Pivot and lift up
on the seat to completely remove it from the vehicle.
GLOVE BOX / STORAGE COMPARTMENTS
The glove box provides storage space for small items.
CANOPY TOP AND WINDSHIELD (IF EQUIPPED)
The canopy top does not provide protection from rollover or falling objects.
The windshield does not provide protection from tree branches or moving objects.
NOTICE: To prevent damage to the vehicle, do not hold on to the canopy top struts.
The canopy top and windshield provide some protection from the elements, but do not keep the operator and passenger dry in heavy rain.
The canopy top is not designed to provide rollover protection. In addition, the canopy top does not protect against falling objects, nor does the windshield protect against flying objects and tree limbs.
REAR SEAT AND CARGO PLATFORM (IF EQUIPPED)
Do not allow passengers to ride on the load deck. Severe injury or death could result if
the vehicle is involved in an accident or if the vehicle makes a sudden change in direction.
The rear facing seat will accommodate two passengers, one on each side of the seat. Passengers must remain
seated while the vehicle is in motion. Hand holds are provided, one on each side of the seat and one mounted to the
footrest in the center.
Pivoting the seat bottom towards the rear of the vehicle will make the cargo platform available. When using the load
deck always:
• Place the load as far forward as possible.
• Secure the load on the platform to prevent the load from moving.
• Make sure the center of gravity is less than 4 inches (10 cm) above the load deck.
• Do not exceed the load capacity of the load deck. The maximum capacity of the load deck is 250 lbs. (115 kg).
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OPERATION
OPERATION
SAFETY
Failure to operate the vehicle correctly can result in a collision, loss of control, accident
or rollover, and cause serious injury or death. Follow all operation procedures in this
section of the manual. Read and comply with all safety warnings in the safety section of
this owner’s guide. This is a light-duty vehicle, NOT an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV).
BEFORE INITIAL USE
To prepare your new vehicle for operation, complete the following:
• Remove the protective plastic from the seats.
• Check for possible leaks that may have developed during shipment of the vehicle.
• Establish acceptable stopping distance for brake performance test.See Periodic Brake Test on page 27.
Never charge a vehicle near flammable materials, open flame or sparks. Never charge a
vehicle near gas water heaters and furnaces.
• Charge the batteries fully. See Battery Charging in the MAINTENANCE section of this manual.
• Perform the following daily inspection.
DAILY INSPECTION
Inspect and verify that the vehicle is in safe operating condition before each use to decrease the risk of an accident.
Check the items in the table to help ensure safe and reliable operation.
Item
Check
Batteries
Check charge level.
Brake system/pedal travel
Check for proper operation.
Parking brake
Ensure vehicle does not roll when the parking brake is engaged.
Front suspension
Inspect. Lubricate if necessary. Check for loose or missing hardware.
Rear suspension
Inspect. Lubricate if necessary. Check for loose or missing hardware.
Steering
Check for smooth and free operation.
Tires
Check condition and pressure.
Wheel hardware
Check for loose or missing hardware.
Frame hardware
Check for loose or missing hardware.
Fluid leakage
Inspect vehicle for leaks.
Switches
Check operation.
Reverse warning alarm
Check operation.
Headlights (if equipped)
Check operation.
Brake light / taillights (if equipped)
Check operation.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
When driving the vehicle, be careful of potential environmental hazards like steep
slopes, rocks, tree branches, etc. that could cause an incident that could result in vehicle
damage, personal injury or death.
• Always be respectful of the environment.
• Respect all wildlife and their habitat.
• Respect private property and comply with all local laws and regulations governing the use of golf and light duty utility vehicles.
• Make sure you are permitted by property owners to operate the vehicle on their property.
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OPERATION
BATTERY CHARGER
The charger should be operated in accordance with the charger manufacturer’s instructions. Always place the charger
outside the vehicle before and during the charging cycle. Never charge batteries in a hazardous environment.
Risk of electric shock. Connect the charger power cord to an outlet that is correctly
installed and connected to an electrical ground according to all codes and regulations. A
grounded outlet is necessary to decrease the risk of electric shock – do not use ground
adapters or replace the plug. Do not touch parts of output connector or battery terminals
that do not have insulation.
Disconnect the AC plug before you make or break the connections to a battery that is
charging. Do not open or disassemble the charger. Do not operate the charger if the AC
cord is damaged. Make sure qualified personnel does all repair work to the charger.
Refer to APPENDIX A for the charger manufacturer User’s Guide for operating instructions, maintenance instructions
and troubleshooting instructions.
The battery charger will test the temperature of the battery pack, it the temperature is too hot or too cold the charger
will shutdown. If the battery pack temperature is within the safe to charge range the charger will operate.
PERFORMANCE FEATURES
NOTICE: The vehicle operates when the Run/Tow switch is in the RUN position.
The speed of the motor is sensed and controlled by the controller.
Speed Control
The speed control system is not a alternative for the brake. Use the brake to control
speed and decrease the risk of injury.
Speed control system vehicles are equipped with a regenerative motor control system.
Example: If all of the following events occur:
• the vehicle is being driven down a slope
• the vehicle attempts to exceed the specified top speed with the accelerator pedal pressed or released
the regenerative brake will limit the speed of the vehicle to the specified top speed but the warning beeper will not
activate. When the regenerative braking system is activated by this sequence of occurrences, the motor generates
power which is returned to the batteries.
If the operator tries to override the electronic brake feature by moving the direction selector or key switch to another
position, the warning beeper activates and the vehicle brakes quickly until it reaches approximately 2 mph (3 kph).
Pedal-Up Braking
Pedal-up braking is regenerative braking that occurs when the accelerator pedal is released while the vehicle is moving between 8 mph (13 kph) and the vehicle’s top speed.
Example: If all of the following events occur:
• the vehicle is being driven down a slope
• the accelerator pedal is released for more than one second
Pedal-up braking decreases speed to 8 mph (13 kph), then the vehicle freely moves without the accelerator pressed,
between 8 and 3 mph (5 kph), or the accelerator pedal is applied. The warning beeper will not activate. When pedalup braking is activated by this sequence of occurrences, the motor generates power which is returned to the batteries.
High Pedal Disable Feature
High pedal disable prevents acceleration if the key is turned on while the accelerator or brake are pressed. To reset
the controller after a High Pedal Disable, place both feet on the floor, turn the key to the OFF position. With both feet
on the floor turn the key to the desired direction and press the accelerator.
Walk-Away Feature
Walk-Away limits vehicle movement without driver input, slowing the vehicle to 2 mph (3 kph) and sounding an audible
alarm (reverse beeper).
Example: If all of the following events occur:
• the vehicle has been stopped for more than 1.5 seconds
• the accelerator pedal has been released for more than one second
• the vehicle begins to roll above 2 mph (3 kph)
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OPERATION
The Walk-Away feature will limit speed to approximately 2 mph (3 kph) and the warning beeper will sound. When the
accelerator pedal is depressed, the Walk-Away feature and warning beeper will be overridden and normal vehicle
operation resumes. Any unusual situation sensed by the TruCourse Technology system will cause a similar
response. The system functions in all key switch positions.
Anti-Roll Back Feature
Anti-Roll Back, like Walk-Away, limits backward motion of the vehicle down an incline to less than 2 mph (3 kph). See
‘Walk-Away Feature’ above.
Anti-Stall Feature
Anti-Stall protection prevents motor damage from stalling the vehicle against an object or on a hill.
Example: If all of the following events occur:
• the system senses that the accelerator pedal is depressed (power applied to motor)
• the motor is stalled long enough that any more time may cause motor damage
The Anti-Stall feature will momentarily interrupt power to the motor. This brief interruption will permit the car to roll
backwards slightly before again stopping in the stalled condition. This process will repeat itself periodically until the car
is moved from the stalled condition.
Example: If all of the following events occur:
• the system senses that the accelerator pedal is depressed (power applied to motor)
• the brake is engaged so as to prevent vehicle motion
the Anti-Stall feature will sense a stalled motor condition and remove power from the motor. When the brake pedal is
released, the car will roll backwards slightly before power is returned to the motor.
Diagnostic Mode Feature
Diagnostic mode helps with troubleshooting.
With some electrical system failures, the Diagnostic Mode feature defaults to a mode that allows the vehicle to operate at a decreased speed.
This feature allows you to return the vehicle to the storage facility and identify the problem.
The technician can put the controller in diagnostic mode and the controller identifies the failure mode.
STARTING AND STOPPING THE VEHICLE
Unintentional roll-back of the vehicle could cause severe personal injury or vehicle damage. To reduce the possibility of vehicle roll-back, keep the brake fully pressed until the
motor has started.
All vehicles have an interlock system that disables the controller and prevents operation or towing of the vehicle while
the charger is connected. Remove the charger plug from the receptacle and correctly store the cable before you move
the vehicle.
1. Sit in the driver’s seat.
2. Insert the key and turn to the ON position.
3. Place the direction selector in F (forward) or R (reverse).
NOTICE: When the direction selector is moved to the reverse position, a warning alarm will activate to indicate that the vehicle is ready to run in reverse.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Release the parking brake by pressing the lower part of the brake pedal.
Slowly press the accelerator pedal to start the motor, release the brake pedal and accelerate slowly.
When the accelerator pedal is released, the motor decreases the speed of the vehicle. To stop the vehicle more
quickly, press the brake pedal.
Turn the key to the OFF position and remove the key from the switch before exiting the vehicle.
Starting on a Hill
To reduce the possibility of roll-back which could result in severe injury or vehicle
damage, do not release the service brake until motor has started.
NOTICE: Do not hold vehicle on hill by using accelerator and motor. Leaving motor in a stalled condition for
more than 3 - 4 seconds will cause permanent damage to motor.
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OPERATION
To reduce the possibility of permanent damage to the drive system, it is important to prevent excessive roll-back when
starting the vehicle on a hill.
Place your left foot on brake pedal to release the park brake. Press accelerator with your right foot and release the
brake pedal.
ACCELERATING
Accidental movement of the accelerator pedal can cause the vehicle to suddenly move
and cause severe injury or death.
Apply slow and steady pressure to the accelerator pedal to start the motor and accelerate the vehicle. When you
release the accelerator pedal, the motor decreases the speed of the vehicle.
BRAKING
When carrying cargo or towing a vehicle or trailer, the weight of the load will increase the
braking distance required to slow or stop the vehicle. Not allowing for increased braking
distance under load can cause an accident or injury.
1.
2.
3.
Release the accelerator pedal completely.
Press the brake pedal to slow vehicle speed or stop the vehicle completely.
Practice slowing and stopping using the brake to become familiar with the controls.
Coasting
The vehicle has a braking feature (pedal-up) that decreases the speed when the accelerator pedal is released. The
feature continues to decrease the speed until the vehicle stops. Press the brake if you need to decrease speed or stop
the vehicle quickly.
DRIVING PROCEDURE
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Perform the daily inspection. See page 13.
Sit in the driver’s seat.
Check surroundings and determine the path of travel.
Insert the key and turn to the ON position.
Move the direction selector to the desired direction (F or R).
Release the parking brake by pressing the lower part of the brake pedal.
Slowly press the accelerator pedal to start the motor and release the brake pedal to accelerate.
Practice maneuvering the vehicle using the accelerator and brake pedals. Drive slowly and cautiously until you
are comfortable with the controls.
Coasting
Vehicle speed can increase quickly when driving downhill. Allowing the vehicle to coast
downhill at high speeds can cause loss of control and result in severe injury or death.
Limit your vehicle speed by pressing the brake.
Do not allow the vehicle to coast at speeds that are above the maximum recommended speed. Apply constant brake
pressure when descending a hill to control the speed of the vehicle.
DRIVING WITH A PASSENGER
• All passengers must be at least 59 in. (150 cm) tall. Passengers must be able to sit with their back against the seat
and both feet on the floor.
• Do not allow more than one passenger in the vehicle.
• Do not allow a passenger to ride anywhere on the vehicle except the passenger seat.
• Travel at speeds appropriate for your skills, your passenger’s skills and the operating conditions. Avoid unexpected
or aggressive maneuvers that could cause discomfort or injury to the passenger.
• Handling characteristics can change with the added weight of a passenger. Allow more time and distance for braking.
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OPERATION
SLIPPERY SURFACES
Skidding or sliding can cause loss of control. Skidding or sliding can cause rollover if
tires have lost traction, then regain traction suddenly. When operating on slippery surfaces, travel at reduced speed to help maintain control of the vehicle.
When operating in conditions such as ice, water, muddy trails, loose gravel or freezing temperatures, follow these
guidelines:
• Do not operate on excessively rough, slippery or loose terrain.
• Slow down before entering potentially slippery areas.
• Maintain a high level of alertness, carefully evaluate the path of travel and avoid quick, sharp turns.
• Correct a skid by turning the steering wheel in the direction of the skid. Never apply the brakes during a skid.
DRIVING UPHILL
When driving up a hill, follow these guidelines:
• Drive straight up the hill.
• Avoid excessively steep hills.
• Keep both feet on the floor or pedals.
• Check the terrain before driving up a hill. Do not try to climb hills that have excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
• Drive at a steady rate of acceleration and speed.
• Do not drive over the crest of a hill at high speed. An obstacle, sharp drop, or another person or vehicle could be on
the other side of the hill.
• Do not attempt to drive up a hill that is beyond your skill level.
TRAVERSING HILLSIDES
Traversing a hillside is not recommended. Improper procedure can cause loss of control or a rollover. Avoid crossing
the side of a hill unless absolutely necessary. If traversing a hillside is unavoidable, check the terrain and determine if
it can be accomplished safely. Do not proceed if the terrain is beyond the vehicle or driver’s ability.
If traversing a hillside is unavoidable, follow these guidelines:
• Drive slowly.
• Use extreme caution.
• Avoid crossing the side of a hill that has a slippery surface.
• Avoid crossing the side of a steep hill.
• When traversing a hillside that has soft terrain, it may be necessary to steer slightly uphill to keep the vehicle traveling in a straight line.
• If you feel that you are losing control of the vehicle, steer downhill if possible to regain control.
DRIVING DOWNHILL
When carrying cargo or towing a vehicle or a trailer, the weight of the load will increase
the braking distance required to slow or stop the vehicle. Not allowing for increased
braking distance under load can cause an accident or injury.
When driving down a hill, follow these guidelines:
• Avoid excessively steep hills.
• Check the terrain carefully before descending any hill.
• Never drive down hills with excessively slippery or loose surfaces.
• Drive slowly.
• Drive straight down the hill. Avoid descending the hill at an angle that could cause the vehicle to lean sharply to one
side.
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OPERATION
• Apply light and constant pressure to the brakes to maintain slow speed and control of the vehicle.
STALLING ON A HILL
A rollover can result from stalling or rolling backward while climbing a hill. Drive uphill at a constant speed.
If your vehicle completely stalls while climbing a hill:
1. Apply the brakes.
2. Verify that the area behind you is clear.
3. Put the vehicle in R (reverse).
4. Use steady brake pressure to control speed, and allow the vehicle to slowly roll straight downhill.
If your vehicle begins to roll downhill:
1. Do not press the accelerator.
2. Apply the brakes gradually until the vehicle fully stops.
3. Verify that the area behind you is clear.
4. Put the vehicle in R (reverse).
5. Use steady brake pressure to control speed, and allow the vehicle to slowly roll straight downhill.
DRIVING IN REVERSE
When driving in reverse, follow these guidelines:
• Check that the area behind the vehicle is clear of obstacles and people.
• Check left and right fields of vision before driving in reverse.
• Do not back down a steep hill.
• Drive in reverse slowly.
• Press the brakes lightly for stopping.
• Accelerate slow and steady.
• Avoid turning at sharp angles.
PARKING THE VEHICLE
NOTICE: When parking the vehicle inside a garage or structure, the space must be well ventilated. Park the
vehicle away from any source of flame or sparks, including any appliance with a pilot light.
Park the vehicle on a flat surface if possible. If parking on an incline is unavoidable, be sure to
chock the wheels to keep the vehicle from rolling.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the brake to stop the vehicle.
Set the Parking Brake.
Turn the key switch to OFF.
Remove the key from the ignition to prevent unauthorized use.
Maximum Weight Capacity
Maximum Vehicle Weight Capacity
800 lbs. (363 kg)
Maximum Towing Capacity
3 E-Z-GO ELiTE golf cars
• Do not exceed the maximum cargo load capacity.
• Do not exceed the maximum vehicle weight capacity (includes weight of operator, passenger, cargo and accessories).
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MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE SAFETY
To prevent serious injury or death, follow the procedures and comply with the safety
information in this manual while performing vehicle service or maintenance.
Do not remove the cover from the battery module(s). There are no serviceable items
below the cover.
Use the tools shown in the tool list and wear the specified safety equipment when performing vehicle service or maintenance.
Remove all jewelry before you service the vehicle.
Do not allow loose clothing or hair to contact the moving parts.
Do not touch hot objects.
Before you disconnect or connect a battery or any other wires, ensure the key is in the
OFF position.
Disconnect the negative battery terminal before you service the vehicle to prevent accidental operation.
The drive wheels must be lifted and supported on jack stands before you do any service
to the power-train when the motor is in operation.
Support the vehicle with jack stands. NEVER get under a vehicle that is only supported
by a jack. Lift the vehicle according to the manufacturers instructions.
Wear a face shield when working around the battery pack.
Be careful when working around batteries, using solvents or compressed air.
Use insulated tools within the battery area to prevent sparks or battery explosion.
To prevent the risk of battery explosion, keep all flammable materials, open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
Maintain constant awareness that some components are heavy, spring loaded, corrosive, explosive, can cause high amperage or get extremely hot.
After you make repairs or do maintenance, test the vehicle in a safe area that is free from
vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
NOTICE: To decrease the risk of damage to the controller or motor, move the run/tow switch to the TOW position before you tow the vehicle.
An E-Z-GO ELiTE golf car can not be used to tow E-Z-GO vehicles with lead acid batteries. The
ELiTE golf car can tow up to three ELiTE model golf cars properly equipped with an approved tow
bar system.
Never tow an E-Z-GO vehicle with any vehicle except an E-Z-GO golf car with an approved tow bar
system.
After you connect a battery or any other wires, wait a minimum of 30 seconds before you move the
switch to the RUN position.
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
Consistent inspection, adjustment and lubrication of some components are necessary to maintain your vehicle so that
it remains in safe and reliable condition. Refer to the SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART on page 20 for detailed
requirements.
Inspect, clean, lubricate, adjust and replace parts as necessary. Use OEM or equivalent replacement parts.
Record the maintenance items performed along, with details in the MAINTENANCE LOG beginning on page 35.
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MAINTENANCE
NOTICE: Service and adjustments are important for safe and reliable vehicle operation. If not familiar with
safe service and adjustment procedures, have your dealer perform the operations.
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART
Perform all services at the maintenance interval reached first.
S – Indicates operations that need to be performed more frequently on vehicles subjected to severe use.
Interval
Item
(perform at interval that
comes first)
Rounds
S
S
20
Remarks
Page
Calendar
Overall vehicle condition
Daily
Battery Module
Daily
Inspect.
Charge daily after use.
Steering
Daily
Check for smooth and free operation.
Front suspension
Daily
Inspect. Check for leaks and loose or missing hardware.
Rear suspension
Daily
Inspect. Check for leaks and loose or missing hardware.
Tires
Daily
Check condition and pressure.
7
Wheel lug nuts
Daily
Check for loose or missing.
24
Accelerator
Daily
Check for smooth operation.
Brake system
Daily
Check for smooth operation and acceptable stopping distance.
Headlights and taillights (if
equipped)
Daily
Check operation. Replace bulbs as needed.
Reverse warning alarm
Daily
Check operation.
Switches
Daily
Check operation.
Fluid leakages
Daily
Inspect entire vehicle for leaks
Charger receptacle
Daily
Clean connections.
Accelerator
Daily
Check for smooth operation.
Brake pads or shoes
20
Monthly
Inspect. Replace as needed.
Wiring
20
Monthly
Inspect for loose connections, broken or missing insulation.
Steering
20
Monthly
Check for excess play, loose or missing hardware.
Tie rods
20
Monthly
Check for excess play, bent rods, loose or missing hardware.
Front suspension
20
Monthly
Inspect strut for leaks. Check hubs and kingpins, for
excessive play, worn bushings, loose or missing hardware.
Rear axle
20
Monthly
Front wheel alignment
60
3 Months
Check for unusual tire wear and adjust if necessary
Check for leakage; add oil as required.
Rear Suspension
60
3 Months
Check for shock oil leakage, worn bushings, loose or
missing hardware.
Rear axle
500
5 years
Replace fluid.
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MAINTENANCE
RECOMMENDED LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS
Check and lubricate all components at the intervals shown in the SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART beginning
on page 20.
Item
Capacity
Rear axle oil
12 oz. (1.2 liters)
Lubricants/Fluids
30 Weight Engine Oil
REPLACEMENT OF MAINTENANCE ITEMS
These items or their equivalents can be purchased through your dealer, directly fromTSV or any other qualified
source.
Item
Part Number
15 Amp Fuse
18392G1
Headlight Bulb 894
74004G01
Turn Signal Bulb
Taillight Bulb 1157
604539
21759G1
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MAINTENANCE
LIFTING THE VEHICLE
Read and comply with all of the following warnings and lifting procedures to prevent the
possibility of the vehicle falling and causing serious injury or death.
For some maintenance procedures, it is necessary to lift the vehicle. Comply with the following warnings and follow
the lifting procedure to ensure the safety of you, your vehicle and surroundings.
The vehicle must be on a firm and level surface for lifting.
Remain constantly aware that the vehicle is not stable during the lifting process.
Place the jack and jack stands only in the areas indicated in the following illustration.
Do not get under a vehicle until it’s stability on the jack stands is verified; never get
under a vehicle while it is on a jack only.
Put wheel chocks in front and behind all wheels that are not being lifted.
Do not allow anyone to remain or get on the vehicle at any time during the lifting process
or when the vehicle is lifted.
When performing any service to the drive-train, lift drive wheels off the ground.
Tools
• jack
• jack stands (4)
• wheel chocks
Lifting Front
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Chock the rear wheels to keep the vehicle from rolling backward.
Place the jack at the center of the front axle.
Raise the vehicle enough to place jack stands under
the frame cross-member as indicated.
Lower the vehicle until it rests on the jack stands.
Remove the jack.
Confirm that the vehicle is stable on the jack stands
before proceeding with any service.
Lifting Rear
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Chock the front wheels to keep the vehicle from rolling forward.
Put a jack under the center of the rear frame member.
Raise the vehicle with the jack.
Place a jack stand under each side of the rear axle.
Lower the vehicle until it rests on the jack stands.
Remove the jack.
Confirm that the vehicle is stable on the jack stands
before proceeding with any service.
Lowering Vehicle
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Make sure chocks are still in place on any wheels
that remain on the ground.
Put the jack in the same location that was used to
raise the vehicle.
Raise the vehicle enough to remove the jack stands.
Remove the jack stands from underneath the vehicle.
Slowly lower the vehicle to the ground and remove the jack.
View from Underside of Vehicle
MAINTENANCE
VEHICLE CLEANING AND CARE
Keeping your vehicle clean is not only beneficial to its appearance, but can also help extend the life of various components.
Washing the Vehicle
NOTICE: Do not use more than 700 psi pressure to wash your vehicle. High water pressure can damage components.
Some products, including insect repellents and chemicals, will damage plastic surfaces. Do not
allow these types of products to contact the vehicle.
• Do not use more than 700 psi pressure to clean the vehicle.
• Use an automotive type cleaner or mild soap to wash the vehicle. Harsh cleaners can scratch the finish.
• Use clean or new cloths and pads for washing. Reused cloths and pads can contain dirt particles that will scratch
the finish.
• Inspect all grease fittings for dirt intrusion or lack of grease after washing. Apply grease as required to maintain
proper function.
• Use a sponge or soft brush and a soap/water solution to clean the vinyl seats. Rinse with clean water.
• Use an automotive type wash cloth to wash the body of the vehicle. To prevent the soap from drying on the vehicle,
rinse with clean water frequently.
• Clean the windshield with water and a clean cloth. Remove small scratches with a plastic polish.
• Clean the bottom of the vehicle where mud or dirt can collect. Loosen any packed sediment to help with removal.
Be careful not to damage the paint.
• Dry the vehicle with a chamois before the water dries to prevent water spots.
Polishing the Vehicle
• Do not use medium to heavy duty compounds on the finish. Use wax that is for clear coat automotive finishes only.
Do not apply wax or polish to matte finish surfaces.
• Use clean or new cloths and pads for polishing. Old or reused cloths and pads can contain dirt particles that will
scratch the finish.
TIRES
Follow the tire maintenance procedures as instructed in this manual and on the labels on the vehicle.
Always use approved size and type of replacement tires. See VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS on page 32.
Worn, improperly inflated, improper sized, or incorrectly installed tires will affect vehicle
handling and could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
Inflate all tires to the same pressure. Operating with unequal or incorrect pressure can
adversely affect steering and handling and could cause an accident resulting in severe
injury or death.
To decrease the risk of tire explosion, do not exceed the tire inflation rating on the tire
sidewall. Make sure the tires are properly inflated at all times of operation.
To decrease the risk of tire explosion, inflate small amounts of air into the tire at intervals
to allow the beads to seat properly. Because of the low volume of the small tires, over
inflation can occur in seconds. Never exceed the tire inflation pressure rating on the tire
sidewall when seating a bead. Protect your face and eyes when you remove a valve core.
When you remove the wheels, use only sockets made for impact wrenches to decrease
the risk of injury by a broken socket.
Do not use tires with low rated pressure. Do not use tires that have a recommended tire
inflation pressure less than the tire inflation pressure recommended in the owner’s
guide.
Do not over inflate the tires. Excess pressure can cause the tire to separate from the
wheel or cause a tire explosion.
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MAINTENANCE
Tire Pressure
Maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is essential for safe vehicle operation. You can vary the inflation pressure,
within the recommended range to suit the condition of the terrain.
TIRE PRESSURE RANGE
TERRAIN CONDITIONS
RECOMMENDATION
hard surfaces or pavement
Inflate to higher pressure within the range; never exceed
maximum pressure indicated.
soft terrain or turf
Inflate to lower pressure within the range to reduce
potential damage to the terrain or turf.
18 - 22 psi (124 - 152 kPa)
Tire Repair
NOTICE: Tire repairs are not covered under the vehicle warranty.
Tools
• lug wrench, 3/4”
• impact wrench
• impact socket, 3/4”
• torque wrench, ft.lbs.
NOTICE: Tire plug tools and plugs are available at automotive outlets. The tire does not have to be removed
from the wheel to install the tire plug.
Use a tire plug to repair small holes in the tread part of the tire. For large holes or holes/cuts in the tire sidewall, the tire
must be replaced.
1. Remove the wheel from the vehicle. See Wheel Removal on page 24.
2. Locate the leak in the tire.
a. If the tire is very low or flat, fully inflate the tire.
b. Brush soapy water over the surface of the tire. Air bubbles will be visible where the air is leaking from the
tire.
c. Mark the hole with chalk.
3. Install the plug according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
4. Install the wheel on the vehicle. See Wheel Installation on page 25.
5. Fully inflate the tire. See Tire Pressure on page 7.
Tire Replacement
Tire replacement requires a tire mounting machine and must be done by a qualified tire center or youTSVr dealer.
WHEELS
Worn, improperly inflated, improper sized, or incorrectly installed tires will affect vehicle
handling and could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
NOTICE: To decrease the risk of component damage, do not tighten the lug nuts to more than the torque
specified below.
Check lug nuts for tightness at the intervals indicated in the SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART on page 20.
Wheel Removal
Valve Stem Cap
Tools
• lug wrench, 3/4”
• impact wrench
1.
2.
3.
• impact socket, 3/4”
• torque wrench, ft.lbs.
Lift the vehicle. See LIFTING THE VEHICLE on page 22.
Remove the lug nuts.
Remove the tire from the vehicle.
Tire style may vary.
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Lug Nut
MAINTENANCE
Wheel Installation
Lug Nut Torque
50 - 85 ft.lbs. (68 - 115 Nm)
NOTICE: To decrease the risk of component damage, do not tighten the lug nuts
to more than the specified torque.
Lug Nut Tightening Pattern
Always install lug nuts using a cross sequence pattern to ensure even
seating of the wheel against the hub.
1.
2.
3.
Install the wheel on the hub with lug nuts. Make sure the valve stem is to the outside.
Finger tighten the lug nuts.
Using the tightening pattern shown at right, tighten the lug nuts to 50 - 85 ft.lbs. (68
- 115 Nm). Tighten in increments of 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
LIGHTS
• Clean the lights frequently to maximize visibility.
• Replace burned out bulbs promptly.
Do not operate this vehicle at night or in low light if any bulbs are burned out. Poor lighting reduces visibility that could cause an accident resulting in severe injury or death.
NOTICE: Replacement bulbs are available from a local Distributor, an authorized Branch or the Service Parts
Department.
Headlight Replacement
Light components can get hot if they have been in operation. Allow the lights to cool
before servicing to prevent burns to the skin.
NOTICE: Do not touch a halogen bulb with bare fingers. Oil from skin leaves a reside that causes a hot spot
and will diminish the life of the bulb.
Make sure the vehicle key switch is
in the OFF position and the key has
been removed from the switch.
1. Pull the locking ring straight off
the back of the light housing
and allow it to slide down the
harness and out of the way.
2. Rotate the bulb socket
counter-clockwise and pull to
remove the bulb and socket.
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
4. Insert the new bulb into the
socket
5. Install the new bulb and socket
into the headlight opening and
rotate the socket a quarter turn
Headlight
clockwise to secure it in the
Bulb
housing.
6. Slide the locking ring over the socket and onto the back of the housing.
Turn Signal
Bulb
Turn Signal (if equipped)
Make sure the vehicle key switch is in the OFF position and the key has been removed from the switch.
1. Rotate the bulb socket a quarter turn counter-clockwise to unlock it. Pull the socket and bulb out of the housing.
2. Remove the turn signal bulb from the housing socket and install a new bulb.
3. Align the turn signal housing with the opening in the back of the light assembly, turn the housing a quarter turn
clockwise to secure it.
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MAINTENANCE
Taillight
Rear Fender
Make sure the vehicle key switch is in the OFF position and the key has been removed from the switch.
1. Remove two Phillips head screws that secure the
lens to the taillight assembly.
2. Remove the light bulb.
3. Install the new light bulb.
4. Install the lens and secure the lens with two Phillips head screws.
FUSE REPLACEMENT
Lens
Bulb
The fuse block is located on the fender liner on the driver side of
the vehicle. To replace a fuse, raise the seat bottom and locate
the blown fuse. Remove the old fuse and replace with a new fuse
of the same type and size
Fuse Block
SYSTEM TEST
At monthly intervals, test the controller by allowing the vehicle to
roll down an incline with the accelerator pedal released. Braking
force should be felt at approximately 2 mph (3 kph) indicating
that the system is functioning. If vehicle speed continues to rise,
apply the service brake and have vehicle inspected by a trained
mechanic
REAR AXLE
The only maintenance necessary for the first five years is the
inspection of the rear axle for lubricant leakage. Unless leakage
is visible, the lubricant needs to be replaced after five years. Refer to the Repair Manual for the fluid replacement procedure.
Change the axle oil at the intervals indicated in the SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHART on page 20. The drain
plug is located at the bottom of the rear axle housing.
Checking Lubricant Level
Clean the area around the check/fill plug and remove plug. The correct
lubricant level is just below the bottom of the threaded hole. If lubricant
is low, add lubricant as required. Add lubricant slowly until lubricant
starts to seep from the hole. Install the check/fill plug. In the event that
the lubricant is to be replaced, the oil pan must be removed or the oil
siphoned through the check/fill hole
Check/Fill Plug
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MAINTENANCE
LUBRICATION
NOTICE: Do not use more than three (3) pumps of
grease in any grease fitting at any one
time. Excess grease may cause grease
seals to fail or grease migration into
areas that could damage components.
Lubrication Points
Putting more than three pumps of grease in a grease
fitting could damage grease seals and cause premature bearing failure.
Rack Ball Joint
BRAKES
View from Underside of Vehicle
To reduce the possibility of
severe injury or death, always evaluate pedal travel before operating a vehicle to verify
some braking function is present.
All driving brake tests must be done in a safe location with regard for the safety of all
personnel.
NOTICE: Over time, a subtle loss of performance may take place; therefore, it is important to establish the
standard with a new vehicle.
The Periodic Brake Performance Test should be performed regularly as an evaluation of braking system performance.
It is useful as a method of identifying subtle loss of performance over time.
Periodic Brake Test
Dry, Level, Clean, Paved Surface
The purpose of this test is to compare the braking
performance of the vehicle to the braking performance of new or ‘known to be good’ vehicles or to
Accelerate To
an established acceptable stopping distance.
Maximum Speed
Actual stopping distances will be influenced by
weather conditions, terrain, road surface condition, actual vehicle weight (accessories installed)
and vehicle speed. No specific braking distance
can be reliably specified. The test is conducted by
Latch
latching the park brake to eliminate different pedal
Parking Brake
pressures and to include the affects of linkage
Line or Marker
mis-adjustment.
and Take Foot
Off Pedal
Establish the acceptable stopping distance by
testing a new or ‘known to be good’ vehicle and
recording the stopping location or stopping disLine or Marker
tance. For fleet vehicles, several vehicles should
be tested when new and the range of stopping
locations or distances recorded.
Acceptable
Normal Range of
Drive the vehicle at maximum speed on a flat, dry,
Stopping 4 ft. (1.2 m)
clean, paved surface. Quickly press the brake
Stopping Distance
Distance
pedal to latch the parking brake at the line or
Any vehicles that stop
marker in the test area and remove foot from
pedal. The vehicle should stop aggressively. The
more than 4 ft. (1.2 m)
wheel brakes may or may not lock. Observe the
beyond the Acceptable
vehicle stopping location or measure the vehicle
Stopping Distance or
stopping distance from the point at which the
pulls to one side should
brakes were latched. The vehicle should stop
within the ‘normal’ range of stopping distances. If
be removed from service
the vehicle stops more than 4 ft. (1.2 m) beyond
and inspected by a
the acceptable stopping distance or pulls to one
qualified mechanic
side, the vehicle has failed the test and should be
tested again.
If the vehicle fails the second test, it should immediately be removed from service. The vehicle must be inspected by
a qualified mechanic who should refer to the TROUBLESHOOTING section in the Repair Manual.
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MAINTENANCE
LITHIUM-ION BATTERY PACK
Charge the battery pack using only the OEM approved Lithium-Ion battery charger.
Improper handling of batteries and electrical components can result in serious injury or
death.
Do not remove the battery pack cover. Do not attempt to remove batteries or battery
cables. Do not use the battery pack without the control module installed. All battery and
electrical service must be performed by an authorized service facility.
All tools used in or around the battery pack area should be insulated. Do not intentionally cause a short to the power terminal (P+, P-, B+, B-) with a metallic object.
Do not use the vehicle or charge the battery pack if the battery pack has become abnormally hot, is discolored, deformed, leaking or has an odd odor. If liquid from the battery
pack leaks onto skin or clothes, wash well immediately with fresh, running water. If liquid
gets into the eyes, do not rub the eyes. wash the eyes with fresh, running water and seek
medical assistance immediately.
Do not cut, tear or remove the seal tape. Do not disassemble or modify the design,
including the electrical circuit, of the battery pack or control module.
To prevent the risk of battery explosion, keep all flammable materials, open flames or
sparks away from the batteries. Do not leave the battery pack near a fire or heat source.
Do not throw Lithium-Ion batteries into a fire. Do not apply heat to any part of the battery
pack or battery management module with a soldering iron. Do not place the battery pack
in a microwave oven, dryer or high-pressure container.
Make sure that the key switch is in the OFF position and the run/tow switch is in the RUN
position before you start to work on the vehicle.
Do not attempt to operate the vehicle or charge the battery pack at temperatures above
140°F (60°C).
Do not immerse or throw the battery pack in water. Do not pressure wash the battery
pack.
Do not puncture the battery pack or control module. Do not strike the battery pack with a
hammer or heavy weight. Do not step or stand on the battery pack. Do not throw or drop
the battery pack on hard surfaces.
If the battery pack terminals are contaminated or dirty, clean them with a dry cloth before
using the battery pack.
Keep the battery pack and control module away from static electricity.
Before recycling or shipping battery pack, make sure that the battery pack terminals
are insulated.
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable:
•Return discarded batteries to distributor or manufacturer for recycling.
•Contact local or state environmental department for the disposal information.
•Refer to the Maintenance section for additional information.
BATTERY CHARGING AND MAINTENANCE
Do not attempt to start the vehicle or charge the battery pack if the vehicle has been
stored at or below freezing temperatures.
NOTICE: Do not spray the battery module with water. Do not attempt to add water to the battery module.
Do not charge the batteries if the ambient temperature is below -4°F (-20°C) or above 113°F (45°C). Refer to Appendix A for battery charger operating instructions.
Before connecting the battery charger:
• Park the vehicle, turn the key switch to OFF and remove the key.
• Inspect the charging receptacle for dirt or debris. Clean if necessary.
• Inspect the charger cords for cracks or damage. Replace any damaged cords before use.
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MAINTENANCE
• Plug the charger into a receptacle on a dedicated circuit. Do not connect any other devices to the receptacle.
• Connect the charger to the vehicle.
BATTERY CHARGING
The battery charger is designed to completely charge the battery set. If the batteries are severely deep cycled the
charger will indicate a fault. The automatic charger determines the correct length of charge for the battery set and
turns off when the batteries are charged. Always refer to the instructions supplied with the charger. See Appendix A
for charger operating instructions.
AC Voltage
The battery charger output is directly related to the input voltage. If the vehicle receives an incomplete charge in a normally adequate time period, low AC voltage can be the cause. Consult an electrician if necessary.
BATTERY PROLONGED STORAGE
Improper storage may damage, destroy or cause permanent loss of battery capacity. Do not exceed storage
time or temperature limits. Batteries must be charged to the correct level before storage. Storing fully
depleted batteries will make them permanently unusable.
Storage Preparation
The optimum storage temperature range is between 65°F and 82°F (18°C and 28°C)
• Charge the battery module based on climate during storage period.
– In cold climates, fully charge the battery module. Make sure that the charging operation is complete and there
are no faults displayed on the charger. The green light on the charger should be on indicating the charge cycle is
complete.
– In hot climates, store the vehicle with a 30% to 50% charge of battery pack capacity.
• Turn the key to the OFF position and remove it from the key switch.
• Check the run - tow switch under the seat, make sure it is set in the RUN position.
• Turn off all accessories.
The storage time for properly charged Lithium-Ion batteries supplied with this vehicle varies based on the ambient
temperature.
Temperature
Length of Storage Time
-22°F to -4°F (-30°C to -20°C)
One month at 30%-50% battery charge, all accessories turned off.
-4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C)
Six months at 100% battery charge, all accessories turned off.
113°F to 140°F (45°C to 60°C)
One month at 100% charge, all accessories turned off.
BATTERY FAULT DIAGNOSIS
Refer to the charger instructions in Appendix A.
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MAINTENANCE
TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE
Do not ride or allow other people on a vehicle being transported on a trailer or being
towed with another vehicle.
Towing the Vehicle
Do not try to tow the vehicle with ropes, chains or any device different from a tow bar
approved by the manufacturer. Use an E-Z-GO golf car with an approved tow bar system
to tow the vehicle.
Do not tow the vehicle on highways.
Do not tow the vehicle at speeds more than 12 mph (19 kph).
Do not tow more than three vehicles at one time.
1.
2.
Connect the vehicle to the tow bar.
Place the direction selector in neutral (N).
Hauling the Vehicle
Loose cargo or vehicle components can fly off when the vehicle is being transported.
Secure or remove all cargo. Inspect the vehicle for loose components prior to transport.
Do not allow any people on a vehicle being transported on a trailer.
Remove the windshield before you transport a vehicle on a trailer.
Maximum speed with canopy top installed is 50 mph (80 kph).
• If the vehicle is being hauled on a trailer or truck at highway speeds, the canopy top must be removed.
• If the vehicle is being hauled on a trailer or truck below highway speeds, check that canopy top hardware is tight
and there are no cracks in the canopy top at the mounting points.
• The rated capacity of the hauling trailer or truck must be more than the weight of the vehicle and load plus 1000 lbs.
(454 kg). See GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS for the weight of the vehicle.
1. Drive the vehicle onto the trailer or truck.
2. Set the park brake.
3. Turn the key to the OFF position. To prevent loss of the key, remove it from the ignition switch.
4. Make sure the seat(s) are secured.
5. Secure the vehicle to the trailer or truck with tie downs, straps or ropes.
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SPECIFICATIONS
VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
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SPECIFICATIONS
VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS
Electric TXT ELiTE Freedom Personal Golf Car model year 2017
Item
Specification
Maximum Weight Capacity (includes weight of
operator, passenger, cargo, accessories)
800 lb (363 kg)
Seating Capacity
2 person
Weight (No Batteries)
655 lb. (297 kg) without batteries
Curb Weight
755lb. (342 kg) four Lithium-Ion modules
Outside Clearance Circle
19 ft. (5.8 m)
Speed (Level Ground)
14.5-19.5 mph (23.3-31.4 kph)
Towing Capacity
3 ELiTE Golf Cars with Approved Permanent Tow Bar
Overall Length
93 in (236 cm)
Overall Width
47 in (119 cm)
Overall Height (no canopy)
47 in (119 cm)
Overall Height (with canopy)
68.5 in (174 cm)
Wheelbase
66.5 in (169 cm)
Track Width (front)
34.5 in (88 cm)
Track Width (rear)
38.5 in (98 cm)
Ground Clearance at Differential
4 in (10 cm)
Power Source
48 Volts DC
Motor Type
Shunt Wound
Battery Quantity and Type
Two, 48 Volt Li-Ion Modules (Standard Configuration)
Electrical System
48 Volt
Horsepower (kW)
3.1 hp (2.3 kW) Continuous
Key or Pedal Start
Pedal Start
Speed Controller
250 Amp Solid State Controller
Drive Train
Motor Shaft Direct Drive
Trans-axle
Differential with helical gears
Gear Selection
Body mounted Forward-Neutral-Reverse
Rear Axle Ratio
12.44:1
Steering
Self-compensating rack and pinion
Front Suspension
Leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear Suspension
Leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers
Service Brake
Rear wheel mechanical self-adjusting drum
Parking Brake
Self-compensating, single point engagement
Front Tires
18 x 8.50 - 8 (4 Ply Rated) Tires
Rear Tires
18 x 8.50 - 8 (4 Ply Rated) Tires
Frame
Welded steel. DuraShield™ powder coat
Body and Finish
Injection molded TPO
CE Noise, Vibration and Harshness
Noise
Sound pressure; continued A-weighted equal to or less than70 db (A)
Vibration, WBV
Highest value of weighted acceleration less than 2.5 m/s2
Vibration, HAV
Highest value of weighted acceleration less than 2.5 m/s2
The uncertainty of measurement is 0.2 m/s2
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SPECIFICATIONS
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MAINTENANCE LOG
MAINTENANCE LOG
Record periodic maintenance in the following maintenance log.
DATE
MILES (KM)
AND HOURS
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED
COMMENTS
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MAINTENANCE LOG
DATE
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MILES (KM)
AND HOURS
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED
COMMENTS
MAINTENANCE LOG
DATE
MILES (KM)
AND HOURS
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED
COMMENTS
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MAINTENANCE LOG
DATE
38
MILES (KM)
AND HOURS
TECHNICIAN
SERVICE PERFORMED
COMMENTS
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX A
BATTERY CHARGER USER’S GUIDE
A-1
APPENDIX A
1 kW Industrial Battery Charger
QuiQ Charger - E-Z-GO Product Manual
This manual contains important safety and operating instructions
for versions of the Delta-Q QuiQ (Model nos. 913-4830-E3/E3B/-E5 /-E5B) installed on E-Z-GO brand vehicles. Please read this
information before using your QuiQ Charger. For manufacturer
contact information and technical support resources, please visit
delta-q.com/support
SAVE THESE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS - This manual contains
important safety and operating instructions – read before using charger.
Warning
Charge only 48 Volt Lithium-Ion type batteries activated by
Samsung SDI. Other types of batteries may burst causing personal
injury and damage. Never charge a frozen battery. Study the
battery manufacturer’s specific precautions.
Danger
Risk of electric shock. Connect charger power cord to an outlet
that has been properly installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances. A grounded outlet is required
to reduce risk of electric shock – do not use ground adapters
or modify plug. Do not touch uninsulated portions of output
connector or uninsulated battery terminals. Disconnect the
charger from either the AC supply or from the golf cart, before
making or breaking the connections to the battery. Do not open
or disassemble charger. Do not operate this charger if the AC
supply cord is damaged or if the charger has received a sharp
blow, been dropped, or is damaged in any way – refer all repair
work to the manufacturer, or qualified personnel. This charger is
not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge on electrical systems and battery charging, unless they
have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the
charger by a person responsible for their safety. Children should
be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the charger.
INFORMATIONS IMPORTANTES DE SÉCURITÉ Ce manuel contient des
instructions importantes concernant la sécurité et le fonctionnement.
Attention
Recharger uniquement les batteries de type Lithium-Ion 48V
activées par Samsung SDI. Autres types de batteries pourraient
exploser causant des blessures corporelles et des dommages.
Ne jamais charger une batterie gelée. Prendre connaissance des
mesures de précaution spécifiées par le fabricant de la batterie.
Danger
Risque de décharge électrique. Ne pas toucher les parties non
isolées du connecteur de sortie ou les bornes non isolées de la
batterie. Toujours connecter le chargeur à une prise de courant
mise à la terre. Déconnectez la source AC avant de faire ou défaire
les connections à la batterie en chargement. Ne pas utiliser le
chargeur si le cordon d’alimentation AC est endommagé ou si le
chargeur est abîmé suite à une chute ou autre indicent. Ne pas
ouvrir ni désassembler le chargeur – référer toute réparation aux
personnes qualifiées. Cet appareil n’est pas destiné à un usage
par des personnes (dont les enfants) avec des facultés motrices,
sensorielles ou mentales réduites, ou ayant une expérience
et des connaissances insuffisantes, à moins qu’elles sont sous
la supervision ou reçoivent les instructions sur l’utilisation de
l’appareil d’un répondant garant de leur sécurité. Les enfants
devraient être surveillés afin qu’il ne jouent en aucun temps avec
l’appareil.
Maintenance Instructions
1.
Do not expose charger to high pressure water spray when cleaning vehicle.
2.
The enclosure of the charger meets IP66, making it dust-tight and protected against powerful water jets. The AC
connection is rated to IP20, which is not protected against water. Protect the AC connection if used in wet or dusty
environments.
3.
If the detachable input power supply cord set is damaged, replace with a cord that is appropriate for your region:
­ This charger is provided with a cord set for connection to outlets operating at nominal 120 Volts (or 240 Volts
as appropriate). If the input plug does not fit the power outlet, contact Delta-Q Technologies for the proper
cord set terminating in an attachment plug of the proper configuration for the power outlet.
­ ‘North America: UL or CSA listed / approved detachable cord, 3 conductor, 16AWG minimum and rated SJT;
terminated in a grounding type IEC 60320 C14 plug rated 250V, 13A minimum
­ For all other regions: Safety approved detachable cord, 3 conductor, 1.5mm² minimum, rated appropriately for
industrial use. The cord set must be terminated on one end with a grounding type input connector appropriate
for use in the country of destination and, on the other end, an output grounding type IEC 60320 C14 plug.
© 2016 Delta-Q Technologies Corp. All rights reserved.
(PN: 710-0219 Rev 2 Date: 01/12/2017)
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Delta-Q QuiQ Charger Manual
Operating Instructions
CAUTION: Charger enclosure may be hot during charging. Use hand protection if handling the charger while charging.
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Extension cords must be 3-wire cord no longer than 30m(100’) at 10AWG or 7.5m(25’) at 16AWG per UL guidelines.
Only connect ONE QuiQ charger to a single 15A circuit or the circuit may become overloaded.
Charger 10-LED Display
Ammeter
Charge Indicator (Orange Light)
Displays scale of output current
­ If only ammeter and AC
Indicator LEDs are lit:
Less than 80% state of
charge
­ If flashing: Output has
been reduced due to
high internal charger
temperature.
­ If solid: Greater than 80% state of charge
­ If off: Less than 80% state of charge or pre-charge
Charge Completion Indicator (Green Light)
­ If solid: Charging is complete
AC Indicator (Orange Light)
­ If solid: AC power is present.
­ If flashing: Low AC voltage. Check electrical source and cord length.
Fault Indicator (Red Light)
­ Charger error. Refer to troubleshooting information below.
Receptacle Display
LED
Indication
Solid
Charge complete
Long flash
Greater than 80% state of charge
Short flash
Less than 80% state of charge
Off
See charger for indications.
Troubleshooting Instructions
If a fault occurs, count the number of red flashes between pauses and refer to the table below.
Flashes
Cause
Solution
Charger unable to apply wake-up
pulse
Refer cart to service department
Charge timeout
Possible BMS error - refer cart to service department
BMS fault
Refer cart to service department
Charger shutdown due to high
internal temperature.
Ensure sufficient cooling airflow. Reset the charger
by interrupting AC power for 15+ seconds.
Internal charger fault
Reset the charger by interrupting AC power for 15+
seconds. Return to service department if fault persists.
Note: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference, in which case the
user may be required to take adequate measures.
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APPENDIX B
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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Normal use, age and wear on vehicle components can affect the safe operation and reliability of the vehicle. The recommended Inspection and maintenance procedures are crucial for safety, performance, reliability and maximum longevity of your vehicle.
A damaged vehicle, or a vehicle that is not functioning properly is dangerous and must not be operated until repairs
are made.
NOTICE: Read the following operational warnings before driving the vehicle:
Before you leave the vehicle, turn the key to the OFF position and remove the key from the vehicle to prevent unauthorized use.
Drive the vehicle at appropriate speeds for the terrain and conditions. Be aware of environmental conditions that change the terrain and your ability to control the vehicle.
Do not drive on excessively steep hills. Evaluate the terrain before descending a hill.
Drive slowly and deliberately. Use the brake to limit speed and maintain control. Sudden
braking or turning can cause loss of vehicle control. Drive straight down the hill; do not
drive across the hill.
Operate in approved areas.
Keep feet, legs, hands and arms inside vehicle at all times.
Avoid driving on terrain that is too rough for your vehicle’s capabilities and your driving
skills.
Before you drive in the reverse direction, make sure the area behind the vehicle is clear.
Accelerate slowly and avoid making sharp turns.
Make sure the direction selector is in the correct position before you press the accelerator pedal.
Decrease speed before and during turns.
Bring the vehicle to a complete stop before you move the direction selector.
See GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS for the vehicle load and seat capacity.
NOTICE: Read the following maintenance information and warnings before servicing or repairing the vehicle:
Follow the procedures and comply with the safety information in this manual while performing vehicle service or maintenance.
Use the tools shown in the tool list and wear the specified safety equipment when performing vehicle service or maintenance.
Remove all jewelry before you service the vehicle.
Do not allow loose clothing or hair to contact the moving parts.
Do not touch hot objects.
The drive wheels must be lifted and supported on jack stands before you perform any
service to the powertrain while the motor is in operation.
When you service the vehicle, always wear eye protection. Be careful
when working around batteries, using solvents or compressed air.
explosion.
Use insulated wrenches to decrease the risk of a short-circuit if a wrench
contacts the battery terminals. A short-circuit in a battery can cause an
To prevent the risk of battery explosion, keep all flammable materials, open flames or
sparks away from the batteries.
Maintain constant awareness that some components are heavy, spring loaded, corrosive, explosive, can cause high amperage or get extremely hot. Battery acid and hydrogen gas can cause bodily injury. Keep your hands, face, feet and body away from any
area that can expose them to injury if an unexpected situation occurs.
Textron Specialized Vehicles, Inc.
1451 Marvin Griffin Road
Augusta, Georgia 30906 - 3852
USA
CONTACT INFORMATION
North America:
Technical Assistance & Warranty Phone: 1-800-774-3946, FAX: 1-800-448-8124
Service Parts
Phone: 1-888-GET-E-Z-GO (1-888-438-3946), FAX: 1-800-752-6175
International:
Phone: 001-706-798-4311, FAX: 001-706-771-4609
Parts Manuals and Repair Manuals are available from a local Distributor, an authorized Branch, Genuine EZ-GO Parts & Accessories Department or at www.shopezgo.com.
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