87 ezgo electric question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by rogerezgo, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. rogerezgo

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 20, 2010
    Can anyone tell me what this part is or does. It is in the following series: cold side of the keyed switch to this part to the accelertor linkage interrupt switch to the 36v solenoid.

    The internal look like a small electro magnet winding that flexes a metal flap into a contact???? Pics are attached.
  2. retched

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 5, 2009
    It looks like a burned up relay.

    I dont know its role in the ignition system.
  3. tom66

    Senior Member

    May 9, 2009
    Single pole single throw relay it looks like.

    The coil is badly corroded and the relay will need to be replaced. If it is currently functional it will be unreliable.
  4. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    from the corrosion/rust it appears that water may have been involved at some point in its life. Not a good thing around electrical contacts.

    I'd say it was the ignition relay...since electric cars don't need a starter, it simply functioned to signal that an owner had inserted a key in the switch and turned it on. Should be able to recreate that functionality with another relay of a common type
  5. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010