What Year Is My Club Car Golf Cart?


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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 passenger side.

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.

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.

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 Precedent (2004 & up)
  • Under the passenger side glove box – Club Car DS (1981 & up)
  • Under the driver side seat on the frame – Club Car Pre-DS (1975-1980)

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 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 in the serial number will be the unique consecutive number assigned to each vehicle built within a given model year.

Club Car Serial number to determine what year is my Club Car
AG is the Model 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
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

1981-2000.5 and 2000.5 to Present Differences

Club Car DS Golf Carts Made In The Year 1980 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 1980 To 2000.5 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 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 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.

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.

Conclusion

We hope we have helped you find out “What Year Is My Club Car” with this handy reference guide.

Note: 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 Golf Carts are now part of Ingersoll Rand Corporation.

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