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What Year Is My Club Car Golf Cart?

What Year Is My Club Car Golf Cart

Introduction to What Year Is My Club Car Golf Cart?

The year of a Club Car Golf Cart is the first two numbers following the model letters on the serial tag. Since 1981 this tag is located just below the glove box on the passengers side of the vehicle.

Right after my used Club Car 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 by reading the serial number.

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 find the year and model of your cart.

Club Car Golf Cart Serial Number Location

The serial number is located in one of two locations:

  • Inside or under the passenger side glove box – Club Car 2004-present Precedent models
  • Under the passenger side glove box – Club Car DS 1982-present ds models
  • Under the driver’s side seat on the frame – Club Car Pre-DS (1975-1980) Note: The1975-1980 model has two brake pedals and one accelerator pedal.

Compare The First 1 or 2 Letters To The Golf Cart Model Chart

For a list of all models including the remanufactured ones please visit the Complete Club Car Model Prefix Chart.

The first letter and second letter at the beginning of the serial number indicate the vehicle model. The following four digits are the digits of the year of manufacture and production week during which the vehicle was built. The last six digits after the hyphen ion the serial number plate will be the unique sequential number assigned to each vehicle built within a given model year.

Club Car Serial number to determine what year is my Club Car
Bar Code Decal – AG is the Model Type Code, 96 is the year, and 25 is the production week

Using the chart below, the first 2 letters (AG) of the serial number tell me this is a Club Car DS Model Gas Golf cart (an A by itself would be a DS electric), and the next two digits tell me it was built in 1996. The 5th and 6th digits tell me it was the 25th week of production and the trailing numbers are the serial…or 503,802th produced.

Abbreviated Club Car Model Chart
Common Current Club Car golf carts Models
A=DS Electric cart
AA=DS Electric (48-volt)
AB=DS Models Electric (36-volt)
AC=DS Models Electric (48-volt) Regen
AG=DS Golf Gas
AQ=48-Volt DS Golf Electric (Curtis IQ)
CE=Champion – Electric
CF=Champion – Gas
CP=CHASSIS, DS, IQ, CUSTOM CAR
CQ=CHASSIS, INDIO 48-Volt IQ
CR=CASE IH SCOUT, 4X2, GAS
D=Four Passenger Electric (Fairway Villager) (Electronic Controller)
DD=DS ELECTRIC, IQ SYSTEM, CHN
DE=VILLAGER 4 48-Volt IQ, CHN
DG=Four Passenger Gas (also known as Fairway Villager) #1013081 IPL
DS=102474001 – 48-Volt 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)
HA=DS Electric 36V Solid State (1994)
JE=PH PRECEDENT i2 HF CHG
JF=PH PRECEDENT i2L HF CHG
JH=PRECEDENT I2L 4 PASS HF CHG
JJ=PRECEDENT I2 L2 HF CHG
JN=PRECEDENT I2 SIGNATURE HF CHG
JW=PRECEDENT I2 SIGNATURE 4 PASS HF CHG
JX=PRECEDENT I2 STRETCH HF CHG
M=Villager 8 Electric (Electronic Controller)
PD=Precedent I2L Excel
PE=Precedent Electric – 4Pass
PF=Precedent Gas – 4 Pass
PH=Precedent I2 Excel

Note: The Precedent has 2 models – the “Champion” and “Professional” models. If the steering wheel has a square center it is the Professional. If it has a round center, it is a Champion model.

1981-2000.5 and 2000.5-Present Models DS Differences

Club Car DS Golf Carts Made In The Year 1981 To 2000.5 will have:

Club Car DS 82-2000
1982-2000.5 DS Model Club

Club Car DS Golf Carts Made In The Year 2000.5 and up will have:

Club Car DS 2000.5 and up
2000.5-Present DS Model Club Cars
  1. Two separate seat backs
  2. Rubber-coated pipe serving as seat armrests
  3. Silver aluminum roof supports
  4. Thin top plastic roof with no handles
  5. The serial number can be found under the passenger-side glove box
  1. Connected seat back
  2. Molded plastic triangular-shaped armrests
  3. Black top supports
  4. Molded plastic thicker top roof with handles
  5. The serial number is located on a sticker behind the accelerator pedal mounted to the beam frame section.

Differences in the Club Car DS and The Club Car Precedent

1982-Present DS Models have a square front nose with a small black plastic bumper on the lower part of the front end.

2004-Present Precedent Models have a rounded front nose with a wide black plastic bumper that wraps around the cart.

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 Club Car Precedent Golf Cart. The Precedent’s color is molded into the product thus eliminating painting and clearcoat.

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About the author

Chuck began working on golf carts after relocating to a golf community in Arkansas, and acquired an interest in vintage “barn finds”. Even with the internet community as a resource for parts and reference, there are some searches that take hours to find needed information…and many results are incorrect. He compiles corrected diagrams and drawings to simplify the hobbyist’s quest for identifying and restoring their golf cart. He uses his personal experiences to bring you useful and current info to get the best out of your cart.

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