What Year Is My Club Car Golf Cart?

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Right after my used golf cart was purchased and in the garage, I set about looking for accessories and tune-up kits for it. First, I had to figure out what the model and year of my golf cart was.

What year is my Club Car Golf Cart? The year is in the first set of two numbers in first set of 5-6 digits on the serial plate. It turns out that Club Car was pretty consistent with their serial numbers over the years and if you can read the first six digit on the serial plate, you can use the chart below and know for sure.

The serial number is located in one of three locations:

  1. Inside or under the passenger side glove box – Precedent (2004 & up)
  2. Under the passenger side glove box – DS (1981 & up)
  3. Under the driver side seat on the frame – Pre-DS (1975-1980)

The two letters at the beginning of the serial number indicate the vehicle model. The following four digits indicate the model year and production week during which the vehicle was built. The last six digits after the hyphen will be the unique consecutive number assigned to each vehicle built within a given model year.

Using the chart below, the first 2 digits tells me this is a DS Model Gas car, and the next two digits tell me it was built in 1996. The 5th and 6th digit tell me it was the 25 week of production and the trailing numbers are the serial…or 503,802th produced.

An Exhaustive Prefix Chart

  • A = DS Electric
  • AA = DS Electric (48-volt)
  • AB = DS Electric (36-volt)
  • AC = DS Electric (48-volt)
  • AD = Pioneer 1200 Gas
  • AE = Pioneer 900 Gas
  • AF = Cafe Express
  • AG = DS Golf Gas
  • AH = Pioneer 1200 SE Gas
  • AQ = 48V DS Golf Electric (Curtis IQ)
  • AZ = Indio Chassis IQ 4–Wheel Brake
  • B = CHASSIS ONLY ELMCO ELECTRIC (Electronic Controller)
  • BB = CHASSIS ONLY STREET ROD ELECTRIC (Electronic Controller)
  • BA = CHASSIS ONLY INDIO ELECTRIC (Electronic Controller)
  • BC = CHASSIS ONLY ULTRA ELECTRIC (Electronic Controller)
  • BD = BOBCAT 2200 – DEISEL
  • BE = BOBCAT 2200 – GAS
  • BF = LIMOUSINE14, 48V, CHN
  • BG = LIMOUSINE14, 72V, CHN
  • BK = BOBCAT 2100 (Gas)
  • BL = BOBCAT 2100S (gas)
  • C = Electric Industrial Vehicle, Two Places with Cargo Bed Carryall with Plastic Box
  • CA = LIMOUSINE 6, IQ PLUS, CHN
  • CB = LIMOUSINE 8, IQ PLUS, CHN
  • CC = CASE IH SCOUT XL, STRETCH
  • CD = NH 120 UV, STRETCH, DIESEL
  • CE = Champion – Electric
  • CF = Champion – Gas
  • CG = Gas Industrial Vehicle, Two Places with Cargo Bed Carryall with Plastic Box
  • CH = CASE IH SCOUT XL, STRETCH
  • CJ = CASE IH SCOUT XL, GAS
  • CK = NH 125 UV, GAS
  • CL = CASE IH SCOUT XL, DIESEL
  • CM = NH 120 UV, DIESEL
  • CN = NH 125 UV, STRETCH, GAS
  • CP = CHASSIS, DS, IQ, CUSTOM CAR
  • CQ = CHASSIS, INDIO 48V IQ
  • CR = CASE IH SCOUT, 4X2, GAS
  • CS = CHASSIS, CUSTOM SOLUTIONS STANDARD
  • CT = CASE IH SCOUT, 4X4, GAS
  • CU = NH 115 UV, 4X2, GAS
  • CV = NH 115 UV, 4X4, GASD
  • CW = CASE IH SCOUT, 4X4, GAS
  • CX = NH 115 UV, 4X4, GAS, EX
  • CY = CASE IH SCOUT XL HOMOL, DIESEL
  • CZ = NH 120 HOMOL, DIESEL
  • D = Four Passenger Electric (also known as Fairway Villager) (Electronic Controller)
  • DB = BOBCAT AWD, DIESEL
  • DC = AWD, DIESEL, CA
  • DD = DS ELECTRIC, IQ SYSTEM, CHN
  • DE = VILLAGER 4 48 V IQ, CHN
  • DG = Four Passenger Gas (also known as Fairway Villager) #1013081 IPL
  • DH = AWD DIESEL OEM (H1)
  • DP = AWD, DIESEL, PIONEER
  • DS = 102474001 – 48V DS POWER DRIVE SERIES LC
  • E = Carryall 2 Electric (Electronic Controller)
  • EA = Carryall 2 Electric Industrial Truck (CE)
  • EB = CARRYALL 2, ELEC, AC LSV
  • EC = CARRYALL 2, ELE, AC LSV, HOMOL
  • ED = CARRYALL 6, ELE, AC LSV, HOMOL
  • EG = Carryall 2 Gas
  • F = Carryall 1 Electric
  • FA = Carryall 1 Electric Industrial Truck (CE)
  • FB = CA 242 GAS
  • FC = CA 242 ELECTRIC
  • FD = Carryall 1 48 volt IQ
  • FG = Carryall 1 Gas
  • FK = XRT 850 SE ELECTRIC
  • FQ = Villager 4. 48V, IQ System
  • FU = XRT 850 SE GAS
  • G = Tourall Electric 36V
  • GB = BOBCAT AWD, GAS
  • GC = AWD, GAS, CA
  • GG = Tourall Gas
  • GP = AWD, GAS, PIONEER
  • GS = CHASSIS, STREET ROD, GAS
  • GU = GUARDIAN V1
  • H = Turf 1 Electric (Electronic Controller)
  • HA = DS Electric 36V Solid State (1994)
  • HB = AWD, Diesel, Bobcat, Homol
  • HC = AWD, Diesel, Carryall, Homol
  • HD = Turf 1 48 volt IQ
  • HE = H2, Electric
  • HF = H2 , XP, Electric
  • HG = Turf 1 Gas
  • HH = H2, Gas
  • HJ = H2, XP, Gas
  • HM = HUV 5420 DXR HOMOL DIESEL
  • HP = AWD GAS OEM (H1)
  • HQ = HUV 4421XL GAS AWD
  • HR = HUV 4421XL DIESEL AWD
  • J = Transporter and Carryall 6 Electric (Electronic Controller)
  • JA = Carryall 6 Electric Industrial Truck (CE)
  • JB = CARRYALL 6, ELEC, AC LSV
  • JE = PRECEDENT I2 HF CHG
  • JF = PRECEDENT I2L HF CHG
  • JG = Transporter and Carryall 6 Gas
  • JH = PRECEDENT I2L 4 PASS HF CHG
  • JJ = PRECEDENT I2 L2 HF CHG
  • JK = Turf 252, 48V Elec IQ Plus
  • JL = CARRYALL 252, 48V ELEC, IQ
  • JM = XRT 900, 48V ELEC, IQ PLU
  • JN = PREC I2 SIGNATURE HF CHG
  • JP = Transporter 6, 48 v Electric IQ Plus
  • JQ = Transporter 6, Gas Key Start
  • JR = Carryall 6 Electric IQ Plus
  • JS = Transporter 4, Elec 48 v IQ Plus
  • JT = Transporter 4 Gas Key Start
  • JU = Carryall 6, 11 HP Gasoline KS
  • JV = Turf 6, 11 HP Gas Pedal Start
  • JW = PREC I2 SIGNATURE 4 PASS HF CHG
  • JX = PRECEDENT I2 STRETCH HF CHG
  • JY = XRT 850 ELECTRIC
  • JZ = XRT 850 GAS
  • K = Villager 6 Electric (Electronic Controller)
  • KA = XRT950, 4X2, GAS – PROTOT
  • KB = XRT950, 4X4, GAS – PROTOT
  • KG = Villager 6 Gas
  • KR = HUV 4214 4X2 GAS
  • KS = HUV 4414 4X4 GAS
  • KT = HUV 4414XP 4X4 GAS
  • KX = XRT 950 4X2 GAS
  • KY = XRT 950 4X4 GAS
  • KZ = XRT 950EX 4X4 GAS
  • L = All Limo Electric (prior to separation be models)
  • LA = Limo Electric (Electronic Controller)
  • LB = Limo Electric (Regen)
  • LC = AWD, Gas Longbed chassis
  • LD = AWD, Diesel Longbed chassis
  • LE = Limo II Electric (req by Joy Chaney, will replace LB)
  • LG = Limo Gas
  • LH = Limo II GAS (req by Joy Chaney, will replace LG)
  • LJ = Limo Electric (Asian limo project)
  • LK = Limo Gas (Asian limo project)
  • LL = Lego Land Chassis
  • LQ = LIMO, ELEC, MANUAL BRAKE
  • LR = LIMO, GAS, MANUAL BRAKE
  • LX = Gas Lynx 9.0hp
  • M = Villager 8 Electric (Electronic Controller)
  • MA = CA500, GAS
  • MB = CA550, GAS
  • MC = CA300, GAS
  • MD = CAFE EXPRESS
  • ME = CA500, ELEC
  • MF = CA300, ELEC/td>
  • MG = Villager 8 Gas
  • MH = CA700, ELEC
  • MJ = TRANSPORTER, ELEC
  • MK = TRANSPORTER, GAS
  • ML = CA700, GAS
  • MM = CA550, ELEC
  • MN = CA510, LSV
  • MP = CA710, LSV
  • MR = CA510, HOMOLOGATED
  • MS = CA510, HOMOLOGATED
  • MT = CHASSIS, UTILITY, ELEC
  • MU = CHASSIS, UTILITY, GAS
  • N = Transporter, Transsender, Carryall VI Electric (Electronic Controller)
  • NG = Transporter, Transsender, Carryall VI Gas
  • NQ = Pathway (NEV)
  • NR = Pathway (New Yorker)
  • PA = 1PASS (Produced by SoloRider, Model 32)
  • PD = Precedent I2L Excel
  • PE = Precedent Electric – 4Pass
  • PF = Precedent Gas – 4 Pass
  • PG = Carryall 2 Plus Gas
  • PH = Precedent I2 Excel
  • PJ = PRECEDENT I2 4 PASS EXCEL
  • PK = PRECEDENT I2 L2 EXCEL
  • PL = Player – Electric (not available)
  • PM = Player – Gas (not available)
  • PP = PRECEDENT I2 EXCEL STRETCH
  • PQ = Precedent Professional – Electric
  • PR = Precedent Professional – Gas
  • PS = Precedent L2 – Electric
  • PT = PRECEDENT I2 L2 GAS
  • PU = Precedent I2 Signature Excel
  • PV = PREC I2 SIGNATURE 4 PASS
  • PW = PREC I2 SIGNATURE 4 PASS
  • PX = PREC I2 SIGNATURE 4 PASS
  • PY = Precedent Signature Gas Golf
  • PZ = Precedent Signature Elec Golf
  • QA = HD IQ – CA1 (not available)
  • QB = HD IQ – CA2
  • QC = HD IQ – CA6
  • QE = HD IQ Villager 8 Plus
  • QG = Carryall 272 Gas same as 1200/1200SE
  • QH = CA 472 Gas
  • QP = Pathway Golf (IQ – P)
  • QQ = LIMOUSINE 8, IQ PLUS, AP
  • QR = LIMOUSINE 6, IQ PLUS, AP
  • QS = Villager 6 Plus (HDIQ)
  • QT = Turf 2 Plus (HDIQ)
  • R = Turf 2 Electric (Electronic Controller) Same as ‘S’
  • RA = BCT, Gas AWD (Restyle)
  • RB = BCT, Diesel AWD (Restyle)
  • RC = CA, Gas AWD (Restyle)
  • RD = CARRYALL 1500 GAS 2WD
  • RE = RESERVE PRECEDENT GOLF CA
  • RF = CA, Diesel AWD (Restyle)
  • RG = Turf 2 Gas
  • RH = HUV, Gas AWD (Restyle)
  • RJ = HUV, Diesel AWD (Restyle)
  • RK = HUV 4221 XP Diesel AWD
  • RL = HUV 4221XP Gas AWD
  • RM = RSC 1550 DIESEL AWD
  • RN = RSC 1550SE GAS AWD
  • RP = RSC 1550SE DIESEL AWD
  • RQ = RSC 1550 INTELLITACH AWD
  • RR = CA, Homologated, AWD
  • RS = BOBCAT 2200 HOMOL DIESEL
  • RT = RSC 1550 Gas AWD
  • RU = TRANSPORTER XL ELEC
  • RX = XRT Gas AWD
  • RY = XRT, Diesel, AWD
  • S = Turf 2 Electric (Electronic Controller)
  • SA = BOBCAT 2200SE DIESEL AWD
  • SB = BOBCAT 2200SE GAS AWD
  • SC =4×4, 4Pass, Gas, Carryall
  • SD = 4×4, 4Pass, Diesel, Carryall
  • SE = VILLAGER 6 GAS
  • SF = VILLAGER 8 GAS
  • SG = Turf 272 Gas
  • SH = XRT 1200 OEM (H1)
  • SJ = HUV4213GXP
  • SK = TRANSPORTER XL GAS
  • SL = PRECEDENT I2 GAS
  • SM = PRECEDENT I2L GAS
  • SN = PRECEDENT I2 4 PASS GAS
  • SO = STREET ROD CHASSIS SUBARU
  • SP = PRECEDENT I2 L2 GAS
  • SR = XRT 800 GAS
  • SS = CA 232 GAS
  • ST = STEALTH MFG DS CHASSIS)
  • SU = PREC I2 SIGNATURE GAS
  • SV = PREC I2 SIGNATURE 4 P GAS
  • SW = XRT 850 GAS
  • SX = XRT 1550 SE GAS AWD
  • SY = XRT 1550SE DIESEL AWD
  • SZ = CA 242 GAS
  • T = Villager 4 Electric (Electronic Controller)
  • TA = TRANSPORTER 4, ELE, CHN
  • TB = AWD, Gas Bobcat 2300
  • TC = AWD, Gas Carryall BT
  • TG = Villager 4 Gas
  • TH = AWD, Diesel BCT Homo 2300
  • TL = AWD, Diesel Carryall BT
  • TR = AWD, Diesel XRT BT
  • TS = C/A 300, GAS, UAT 2 TEST CAR
  • TT = AWD, XRT 1550 INTELLITACH
  • TX = AWD, Gas XRT BT
  • UB = AWD, 4 pass Gas Bobcat
  • UC = AWD, 4 pass Gas Carryall
  • UL = AWD, 4 pass Diesel Carryall
  • UR = AWD, 4 pass Diesel, XRT
  • UT = AWD, 4 pass Diesel, Bobcat
  • UX = AWD, 4 pass Gas XRT
  • VG = Turf 6 Gas
  • VR = VILLAGER 2 LSV, CLUB CAR
  • VS = VILLAGER 2+2 LSV, CLUB CA
  • VT = VILLAGER 2+2 LSV, TOMB CL
  • VU = VILLAGER 2+2 LSV, HOMOL
  • VV = VILLAGER 2 LSV, HOMOL
  • WG = 19th Hole Gas
  • WH = Chasis, Deluxe Beverage Unit Gas 472
  • XE = X2, Electric
  • XF = X2 Plus, Electric
  • XG = Turf 2 XRT Gas
  • XH = 800/810 Gas
  • XJ = X2 Plus Gas
  • XL = CA232, GAS
  • XM = CA232, ELECTRIC
  • XN = RSC 1200
  • XP = RSC 800-G
  • XQ = RSC 810-G
  • XS = RSC 800-E
  • XT – IR-CUV / RSC 810-E
  • XU = RSC 900
  • YG = 19th Hole Deluxe Gas
  • ZG = Carryall 2 XRT Gas
  • ZV = TRANSPORTER XLC GAS
  • ZW = CA900 GAS
  • ZX = TRANSPORTER XLC ELEC
  • ZY = CA900 ELEC
  • ZZ = CA II GAS 2 WB

Certified Factory Remanufactured Prefixes

  • 1A = REMAN MODEL 1 48V
  • 1B = REMAN MODEL 1 36V
  • 1C = REMAN MODEL 1 REGEN
  • 1E = USED PREC CONV ELE TO GAS
  • 1G = GOLD STD PREC GAS GOLF
  • 1P = GOLD STD PREC GAS 2+2
  • 1Q = REMAN MODEL 1 IQ
  • 1W = GOLD STD PREC GAS CARGO
  • 1X = GOLD STD PREC GAS 2 IN 1
  • 2A = GOLD STD GOLF CAR 48V
  • 2B = REMAN MODEL 2 36V / REMAN GOLF 03 REGEN
  • 2C = REMAN MODEL 2 REGEN
  • 2G = GOLD STD GOLF CAR GAS
  • 2H = GOLD STD DS GAS GOLF CAR
  • 2P = GOLD STANDARD PREC ELE GO
  • 2Q = GOLD STD GOLF CAR IQ
  • 2X = PREC GOLD STD REMAN XF 2P
  • 3A = REMAN MODEL 3 48V / REMAN S710
  • 3B = REMAN MODEL 3 36V / REMAN L320
  • 3C = REMAN MODEL 3 REGEN / REMAN C410
  • 3D = REMAN C440
  • 3E = REMAN L310
  • 3F = REMAN C810
  • 3G = REMAN C840
  • 3H = REMAN S910
  • 3J = REMAN 57 CHEVY
  • 3K = REMAN L330
  • 3L = REMAN DV2
  • 3M = REMAN 65 MUSTANG REFURB
  • 3N = REMAN V2
  • 3P = GOLD STD. PREC. CARGO
  • 3Q = GOLD STD PREC 2P 57 CHEVY
  • 3R = REMAN DV4
  • 3X = PREC GOLD STD REMAN XF 2I
  • 4A = GOLD STD LYNX 48V
  • 4B = REMAN LYNX 36V / REMAN LYNX 02 REGEN / REMAN LYNX 03 REGEN
  • 4C = REMAN 00 TO LYNX REGEN
  • 4G = GOLD STD LYNX GAS
  • 4H = GOLD STD DS GAS 4-Pass
  • 4P = GOLD STD PREC ELEC 2 PLUS
  • 4Q = GOLD STD LYNX IQ / REMAN LYNX 02 IQ
  • 5A = GOLD STD HANDYMAN 48V
  • 5B = REMAN BOX 03 REGEN
  • 5G = GOLD STD HANDYMAN GAS
  • 5H = GOLD STD DS GAS CARGO
  • 5Q = GOLD STD HANDYMAN IQ
  • 5X = PREC GOLD STD REMAN XF CARGO
  • 6A = GOLD STD 4 PASSENGER 48V
  • 6B = REMAN 4 PASS 03 REGEN
  • 6G = GOLD STD 4 PASSENGER GAS
  • 6P = GOLD STANDARD PRECEDENT 2
  • 6Q = GOLD STD 4 PASS IQ
  • 6S = GOLD STD PRECEDENT STRETCH
  • 6X = PREC GOLD STD REMAN XF 2P
  • 7A = RESERVE GOLF CAR 48V 3 YR / RESERVE GOLF CAR IQ 3 YR / SILVER STD 48V GOLF CAR
  • 7B = SILVER STD 48V HANDYMAN
  • 7C = SILVER STD 48V 4-PASS
  • 7D = SILVER STD IQ LYNX
  • 7E = SILVER STD 36V GOLF CAR
  • 7F = SILVER STD IQ GOLF CAR
  • 7G = SILVER STD IQ HANDYMAN
  • 7H = SILVER STD IQ 4-PASS
  • 7J = SILVER STD 4-PASS LYNX IQ
  • 7K = SILVER STD 48V LYNX
  • 7L = SILVER STD 4-PASS LYNX 48V
  • 7M = SILVER STD PREC ELE GOLF
  • 7S = SILVER STD PREC ELE STRETCH
  • 7T = SILVER STD PREC ELE 2 IN 1
  • 8A = GOLD STD 4-PASS LYNX 48V
  • 8D = RESERVE DS GAS GOLF CAR
  • 8G = RESERVE PREC GAS GOLF
  • 8Q = GOLD STD 4-PASS LYNX IQ
  • 9A = SILVER STANDARD PRECEDENT
  • 9B = SILVER STANDARD PRECEDENT
  • 9C = SILVER STANDARD PREC HAND
  • 9G = REMAN PRECEDENT GOLF CAR
  • 9H = REMAN PRECEDENT CARGO
  • 9J = REMAN PRECEDENT 2 IN 1
  • 9S = STEALTH MANUFACTURING
  • 9V = REMAN PRECEDENT 2 PLUS 2
  • 9Z = CHUTE BOSS 4 PASS

Club Car Pre-1970

  1. Three Wheels
  2. 36V Electric
  3. Aluminum frame

Club Car Caroche 1970 - 1980

The name “Caroche” is French for “Carrage” but was difficult to pronounce, often referred to  as “Car Roach” and was later discarded.

  1. Bench bottom with individual backs was used.
  2. It featured a 36-volt electric drive train (six 6-volt batteries.)
  3. Two brake pedals: One to stop the car, The other is the hill brake, located to the extreme left side of the pedal cluster, used to park the car on a slope. The hill brake is a cable activated system.

Club Car DS Made In The Years 1980 - 2000.5 Will Have:

  1. Two separate seat backs
  2. Rubber-coated pipe serving as seat armrests
  3. Silver aluminum roof supports
  4. Thin plastic roof with no handles
  5. The serial number can be found under the passenger-side glove box
  6. In 1984 Club Car offered a gasoline version.  The gas-powered carts used the  Kawasaki KF82/FZ340 Flat Head Engine @ 9 1/2 Horse Power (Counter Clockwise Turn)
  7. In 1992, the gas engine changed to a  Kawasaki FE290 OHV Engine @ 9 Horse Power (Counter Clockwise Turn)
  8. In mid-1996, the engine changed to a Clockwise Turn
  9. In 1998,  Kawasaki FE350 OHV Engine @ 11 Horse Power (Clockwise Turn) was introduced.

Club Car DS Made In The Years 2000.5 - Present Will Have:

  1. Connected seat back
  2. Molded plastic triangular shaped armrests
  3. Black roof supports
  4. Molded plastic roof with handles
  5. The serial number is located on a sticker behind the accelerator pedal mounted to the frame
  6. In 2005, the FE290 engine output increased to 9.5 horsepower (7.1 kW) and  the 351 cc FE350 went from 11 horsepower (8.2 kW) to 11.5 horsepower (8.6 kW)

Club Car Precedents Were Made In The Years 2004 - Present Will Have:

  1. 360 Degree Wrap Around Bumper
  2. Molded plastic rear roof supports for water drainage
  3. Serial Number located on a sticker inside the passenger side glove compartment or just under the passenger side glove compartment on the kick panel
  4. The Kawasaki FE350 11.5 hp is standard

Materials In Construction

In 1993, Club Car replaced the plastic and fiberglass bodies with Armorflex which was a thicker and more durable material. It was less likely to bend and could break in a collision, but it would take a good deal more force to cause harm to it. In 2003 the material Surlyn by DuPont was introduced in the Precedent. The color is molded into the product thus eliminating painting and clearcoat.

Conclusion

The Club Car Golf Cart was brought to prominence in the field by eight of the original executives, recently resigned from E-Z-Go. They were late entering into the gas-powered golf cart field, but in the years that followed rose to one of the top-selling carts in the field. Club Car is now part of Ingersoll Rand Corporation.

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