Ezgo Cart Battery Tray Installation by Battery Pete
Have you purchased an older model Ezgo golf cart recently? Are you discovering upon battery replacement that the factory battery bracket is rusting out? Ezgo battery tray is often a rusted mess if it is a decade or older. From the factory, the Ezgo battery rack is made of a lower quality steel. To replace it follow our instructions for Ezgo Cart Battery Tray Installation.
Solution Battery Pete\’s All aluminum replacement Ezgo golf cart battery tray. We will start by disassembling the golf cart to allow for removal of the old Ezgo golf cart battery tray. The following images are in chronological order for illustration purposes of the removal process.
Tools required Standard and metric socket set with ratchet. Torx bit set, cordless impact/drill, large flathead screw driver, (Pro-level installation Plasma Cutter or Air Dremel with cutting disk)
This installation will require the removal of the golf cart\’s roof and rear roof struts. We will also need to remove the seat back and upright struts the seat back is mounted on. Next remove the rear motor access panel (requires small torx bit.)
After step 1, the image on the left shows what your Ezgo golf cart should look like.
Remove the batteries. Note – take a picture of the wiring of the battery bank for future use when installing the new golf cart batteries.
After the batteries have been removed we will be removing the old OEM Ezgo golf cart battery rack. Some are easier than others – depends on how bad the corrosion damage is on the original battery tray. We have seen them so bad the customer didn\’t even know until they hit a bump and a battery fell out the bottom!
1.) Images 2 and 3 – Pointing to the bolt locations that secure the battery tray to the inside battery hold uprights that give the rear body panel additional support. You will need to remove these.
Pro-Level Installation – You can just cut the old bracket right before the upright and bolt location with an Air Dremel and cutting disk or a Plasma Cutter. Once cut you can step on the battery rack to have a clean angle to cut bolts. This is sometimes required because the corrosion is so bad you cannot get a wrench or socket on the bolts. This step will also allow you to bypass the next two steps and save some time.
2.) Remove the floor sill plate to be able to lift the rubber floor mat. Under the floor mat you will find two Torx screws on the opposite sides of the golf cart. These screws hold the battery rack in place. Remove screws and then maneuver the tray out from under the body panel. (This is why we usually cut the old one out with a plasma cutter – Time saver step! )
3.) In the next step you will need to remove the bolts holding the rear body panel support. Images above from left to right show three bolt locations that need to come out. Once out, take your flat head screw driver or pry bar to separate the two pieces of angle iron that make up the body panel support. Then bend down the original battery tray hangers to complete the removal of the old Ezgo tray. See images below.
Once you have removed the old Ezgo Golf cart Battery tray we are ready to clean up the area a little bit and install the new all aluminum Battery Pete Ezgo battery rack.
Step 5 – Now that we have removed the old OEM metal battery tray we can begin the prep to install Battery Pete\’s All Aluminum Ezgo Battery Rack. (See above for acomparison between the OEM mounting position compared to Petes Ezgo Battery Tray.) You can install the new one in 5 minutes from this point.
Note – Now is a good time to clean up the area and paint anything you might want to spray. Or if you are adding 12v accessories like Golf Cart Light kits, stereo, or even a battery level indicator gauge for the dash, etc., do it now. It is easier to have space to move around in.
Installation – Process
- Step 1
Grab the new battery tray and angle it into the battery hold area with the pilot holes for the rear hangers facing down. Position it in rear end first and then align the front tabs with the mounting holes in the lower section of the body support uprights.
Special Note Battery Pete\’s most recent revision to his battery tray provides a slotted mounting hole at this location to allow for installation of this Ezgo battery rack or similar models with minor if any modifications.
At this stage, the battery rack is so that the slotted holes align with existing mounting holes in golf cart frame. You will next need to install a 5/16\” or 3/8\” bolt into the front tabs and secure with washers and lock nuts.
Secure the battery tray hangers to the golf cart frame and connect them to the battery tray itself. Make sure you remove all the thru bolts from the rear angle frame rail so you can easily pry them apart with a screwdriver; some people overlook the center bolt. Pry the two angle iron cross members apart just enough to slide the rear battery tray hangers into position.
- Step 4
Next grab the provided stainless steel flat head bolts and lock nuts to secure the hangers to the battery rack itself. Once this step is complete, secure the upper cross member again with the factory screw bolts. Lastly you will re -install the seat back and rear roof strut upright brackets. ( NOTE: They are not always universal – Some are left side and right side specific)
Added accessories. Rear Seat Kits or Utility/Truck Bed Installation – Now is the opportune time to install these accessories because no disassembly is required. You can begin with the rear upright support systems included with the respective kits. Both these kits have different support systems and would require removal of the OEM struts and supports.
At this point your Ezgo cart battery tray installation is complete and you can proceed with the installation of your batteries and wiring.
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