How to Install a Golf Cart Turn Signalby Ashton Daigle
Turn signal lights
Spool of wire
Simple 3-way switch
Cut four six-foot lengths of wire from your spool of wire, using wire cutters. Strip off both ends of each length of wire with a pair of wire strippers.
Hold the signal lights up against the rear of your golf cart where you will be installing them. Place the tip of a pencil through the mounting holes on the sides of the signal lights and color in these spots on the surface of the cart.
Drill four small holes where you made the marks with the pencil.
Attach one of the sections of wire to the wire leading from the rear of the turn light you are going to place on the left side. Repeat this for the turn signal on the right side.
Hold the left turn-signal assembly to the rear of the golf cart. Secure the light by inserting screws in the holes and tightening them with a screwdriver. Do the same with the light on the right side.
Run the wires leading from each turn-signal light to the three-way switch. Attach the left signal to the left terminal on the three-way switch. Connect the wire by wrapping it around the terminal. Attach the wire running from the right side of your golf car to the right terminal on the three-way switch.
Run a wire from the center terminal of the switch to the battery of your golf cart and connect it.
- "E-Z-GO Technician's Repair and Service Manual 28646-G01 (Electric and Precision Drive System Personal Vehicles and Fleet Golf Car)"; Textron Inc; 2001
Things You'll Need
- Golf carts do not generally come with turn signals the way cars and trucks do. However, you can install turn signals on your golf cart and connect them easily enough. Exterior turn signal lights and wires need to be connected to a simple three-way switch, which then runs to your golf cart's battery. Installing turn signals on your golf cart should take you about an hour.
Ashton Daigle, a New Orleans native, graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1998 and went straight to work as a journalist. In 2005 he tackled the biggest news story of his life - Hurricane Katrina. Daigle is writing a collection of essays: What It Means to be a Saints Fan.