How to Wire Lights on a 36 Volt Golf Cart

By Jackson Lewis

As golf carts have increased in popularity for personal purchase, it has become increasingly common to accessorize stock carts with lights. Personal golf carts that have lights installed can be used for local transportation in your neighborhood or on your property during nighttime hours. Golf cart light kits can be installed and wired with a small amount of drilling on the golf cart body


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Choose the spots where you are going to mount your headlights and taillights on the golf cart and mark them with a pencil on the body of your cart. Many golf cart light kits will come with a marking template that you can use to mark the position of the lights on the car body.
Step 2
Drill the mounting holes for your golf cart lights with a 5/16-inch drill bit. String the light kit through the mounting holes and secure in position with cable ties.
Step 3
Attach your lights to the lighting harness of your light kit. When you purchase your lighting kit, you will want to ensure that your kit's lighting harness includes a 36-volt to 12-volt reducer as part of the lighting harness assembly.
Step 4
Insert the lights into the drilled mounting holes on the front of the car. Then insert the taillights and connect to the lighting harness using the prefabricated snap connectors.
Step 5
Drill a mounting hole on your dash for the on/off light switch with a 15/32-inch drill bit. After you have drilled the hole, insert the light switch in the hole and secure it with a nut and washer.
Step 6
Attach the on/off switch to the lighting harness using the snap-on connector. Attach the negative lead from the lighting harness voltage reducer to the last battery's lead in the battery bank. Attach the positive lead to the positive terminal on the same battery. After the connection is secure, your light installation is complete.


About The Author

Based in Memphis, Jackson Lewis has been writing on technology-related material for 10 years with a recent emphasis on golf and other sports. He has been freelance writing for Demand Media since 2008. Lewis holds a Master of Science in computer science from the United States Naval Postgraduate School.

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