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Tips for How To Wire Golf Cart Lights

Updated December 2022

DIY projects are extremely fulfilling. We’ve all gotten so used to hiring experts to do things for us, we often miss out on the satisfaction that comes with completing something ourselves. If you want to get your hands dirty, we suggest you take on a project that will make your ride safer and more stylish; install new golf cart lights.

Steps to Wire Golf Cart Lights

We put together the most crucial steps for how to wire golf cart lightsthat you should read before starting. These helpful tips will make the process easier and limit the likelihood of accidents.

If you're troubleshooting golf cart lights that won't work correctly, make sure to read this articleand see if you can solve your problem there!

Disconnect Battery

The first thing you should do before installing a new light kit on your golf cart is to disconnect the battery. Safely remove the black wire from the negative battery terminal to ensure no power is flowing through the battery until it's time to power on the lights.

Position Lights and Switch

If your golf cart light kit came with a template for light placement, it's now time to draw and cut that out. If you do not have a template or your lights do not require cutting the body, loosely mount the lights in their proper position on the golf cart. (A second set of eyes will come in handy here!) 

Next, you'll drill the hole for the headlight switch; the toggle you'll use to power the headlights while driving. Choose the position recommended in your instructions, or copy where similar make/model golf carts have their headlight switch mounted. 

Wiring Light Kits 

  1. Feed all connectors and wiring harness from lights to the battery compartment
  2. Connect tail lights and brake timer relay
  3. Install and connect push-pull switch for light kit
  4. Connect headlights
  5. Connect the wiring harness to a battery (or batteries) to ensure the proper voltage.
  6. Finally, plug in the negative terminal and flip the toggle switch to see if the lights turn on. If headlights beam the path in front of you, you’re golden.

Golf Cart Light Kits to Illuminate your Journey 

If you're looking for a do-it-yourself golf cart project that adds to the overall safety and aesthetic of your ride, it's clear that a light kit is the perfect accessory. With some basic know-how and a little effort, you'll be lighting the way in no time. 

To narrow down the best type of light kit for your golf cart, stop by this article next! 

Let us know if any questions come up along the way and we'll be glad to help you out. At Golf Cart Stuff™, we are always..."Here for the Ride"

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GCS Customer Service - March 8, 2023

Anthony, Thank you for reaching out. I think we can clarify this issue for you.

You must use our wiring harness with the new light kit, as the polarity in the pin connectors is specific to our kit.
Example: a 3-pin connector from one harness/kit will have different polarity than a connector from another manufacturer’s kit.

We hope this helps!

Anthony Mattingly - March 8, 2023

Ordered light kit with wiring harness only want to put lights on tail lights won’t work head lights work hooked it harness plugged up tail lights they work won’t work on old harness

Golf Cart Stuff Customer Service - January 6, 2023


Thank you for reaching out to us! We are happy to provide some insight here. So without having your wiring in front of me, there are two options for what that 9-pin could be. It could either be a leftover wiring connection for the turn signal assembly on your previously purchased light kit (it doesn’t look like that light kit was ordered from us) OR it could be a 9-pin from the factory wiring on your Club Car. If that 9-pin is empty because you unplugged it from some other wiring, we would suggest plugging that back in as that could potentially impact whether your golf cart runs or not. If that is a leftover connection from your light kit wiring it is probably for a turn-signal assembly. However, we cannot guarantee that our turn signal wiring is going to match up with another manufacturer’s product. Unfortunately in the golf cart world, everyone wires their products differently and you may run into some polarity issues. We would recommend using all of the wiring that is provided in our kit so that this way you know everything connects together properly. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Don - January 6, 2023

Hello, I have a light kit already installed on my 2008 club car precedent and now going to upgrade to a street legal kit. I have a nine pin that is empty now and was wondering if I just use the wiring to the lights now for the new lights and use the nine pin for the colum signal light wiring. I am replacing the headlight with your led light that comes with the kit. Thanks

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