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OWNER'S / OPERATOR'S
MANUAL
READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY!
It contains important safety information.
YDRE
48 VOLT AC PERSONAL
TRANSPORT VEHICLE
LIT-19626-20-15
JC1-F8199-40

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    OWNER’S / OPERATOR’S MANUAL READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY! It contains important safety information. YDRE 48 VOLT AC PERSONAL TRANSPORT VEHICLE JC1-F8199-40 LIT-19626-20-15...

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    If you have any questions about the operation or maintenance of your PTV, please consult a Yamaha dealer. Yamaha Motor Corporation USA YDRE 48 Volt AC PTV Owner's/Operator's Manual © 2015 by Yamaha Motor Corporation 1st edition All rights reserved. Any reprinting...

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    If you have any safety messages that follow this questions concerning this manual, symbol to avoid possible injury or please consult your Yamaha dealer. death. A WARNING indicates a hazardous Read and understand this manual situation which, if not avoided,...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS WARRANTY IMPORTANT LABELS OPERATOR SAFETY SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS CONTROLS PRE-OPERATION CHECKS OPERATION MAINTENANCE STORAGE SPECIFICATIONS WIRING...

  • Page 5: Warranty

    Transport Vehicle (PTV) purchased from an authorized tire wear, spark plugs, starter and clutch drive Yamaha golf car dealer in the United States will be free belts. from defects in material and workmanship for FOUR •...

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    YAMAHA Golf-Car Company (herein referred to as “YGC”) hereby THE PROVISIONS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL warrants to the Original Retail Purchaser or Lessee of a YAMAHA The NOT APPLY IF BATTERIES ARE SUBJECTED TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:...

  • Page 7: Important Labels

    IMPORTANT LABELS SAFETY AND INSTRUCTION LABELS Please read the following labels carefully before operating your PTV, and promptly replace any labels which become damaged or removed. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to read and comply with the safety instruction labels.

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    IMPORTANT LABELS...

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    IMPORTANT LABELS...

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    The first three digits of the serial number are for model identification; the remaining digits are the unit production number. Keep a record of these numbers for reference when ordering parts from a Yamaha Golf- Car Company dealer. Y-1539C...

  • Page 11: Operator Safety

    OPERATOR SAFETY Yamaha PTVs are designed to be simple to operate. However, be sure to observe the following to reduce the risk of serious injury or death due to loss of control and other hazards: BEFORE OPERATING THE PTV Read this Owner’s/Operator’s...

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    OPERATOR SAFETY Use extra care in congested areas or when backing up. Always back up slowly, and watch carefully. Avoid starting or stopping abruptly. Vary the speed of the PTV to match the terrain. Avoid turning the steering wheel too sharply at higher speeds to avoid tipping or rolling the vehicle.

  • Page 13: Safety Considerations

    SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Like all machines, PTVs can cause HAZARD PREVENTION injury if improperly used or maintained. Drivers should be mindful of road hazards, and avoid dangerous Experience has shown that PTVs situations that may include the are safe when operated in following: accordance with the safety warnings affixed to every PTV.

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    SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Loose Terrain – Avoid areas of Ventilation. Properly ventilate all loose terrain which may cause a maintenance and storage areas in PTV to lose traction and affect accordance with applicable fire stability. Take notice of conditions codes and ordinances to avoid fire and reduce speed when driving on hazards.

  • Page 15: Safety Precautions

    If new nameplates, warnings or When working on the battery, do instructions are needed, contact not smoke, or allow any sparks or your Yamaha dealer. open flames near the vehicle, to avoid any fires or explosions. STORAGE AND Before working on an electric PTV, disable the car’s electrical...

  • Page 16: Controls

    CONTROLS FEATURES 1 Drive select a Batteries b DC charger switch 2 Main/light receptacle c Seat switch 3 Brake pedal d Front body 4 Parking brake e Headlights f Front tire pedal 5 Accelerator g Front bumper h Rear body pedal Y-2414 6 Horn switch...

  • Page 17: Main Switch

    CONTROLS MAIN SWITCH The main switch controls the WARNING following items: To reduce the risk of accidents and injury or DEATH: • Read the label located on the steering wheel before operation. • Drive slowly straight up and down slopes. •...

  • Page 18: Drive Select Switch

    CONTROLS As the battery energy decreases, WARNING To reduce the risk of accidents and injury or DEATH: • Read the label located on the steering wheel before operation. • Drive slowly straight up and down slopes. the LEDs will move to the left toward •...

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    CONTROLS ACCELERATOR PEDAL The accelerator pedal controls the PTV’s speed. Action Car Speed Depress pedal Increase Y-20A Release pedal Decrease å Accelerator pedal BRAKE PEDAL Press down on the brake pedal to stop the PTV. ∫ Brake pedal Y-21a PARKING BRAKE PEDAL Press down on the parking brake pedal whenever parking the PTV.

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    CONTROLS TOW SWITCH Before operating the car, make sure the tow switch is in the “RUN” position. å Tow switch NOTICE Ensure that the “Drive Select Switch” is in the “FWD” position and then move the “TOW Switch” Y-1995 to “TOW” before towing. After moving switch from “RUN”...

  • Page 21: Pre-operation Checks

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Pre-operation checks should be made each time you use your PTV. Get in the habit of performing the following checks in the same way so that they become second nature. To keep car from moving while performing pre-operation checks: Remove main switch key.

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    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS BATTERY Charge batteries before each use. See charging steps in Chapter 8, Maintenance. Check that the batteries are held securely in place to prevent the batteries from being damaged from vibration or jarring. Also check that no battery caps are missing to prevent battery acid from spilling from the battery.

  • Page 23: Steering System

    BATTERY PEDAL OPERATION Y-2411 Check the following pedal controls for proper operation. If a pedal does not work properly, consult a Yamaha dealer. Accelerator Pedal With the main switch in the “OFF” position, make sure the accelerator pedal operates smoothly.

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    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS Brake Pedal Make sure the brake pedal feels firm when pressed and returns to its original position when released. ∫ Brake pedal Y-21a Parking Brake Pedal Make sure the parking brake pedal locks in place with a positive click, and releases when the accelerator pedal is pressed.

  • Page 25: Operation

    OPERATION BODY AND CHASSIS Before each use, visually inspect the PTV body and chassis for damaged and/or missing parts. STARTING WARNING To reduce the risk of accidents and injury or DEATH: • Read the label located on the steering wheel before operation. •...

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    OPERATION STOPPING To stop the PTV, gradually press down on the brake pedal. å Brake pedal NOTICE Do not hold the PTV on an incline with the accelerator – use the brake. Transmission damage can result. Y-65b When the PTV has come to a stop, apply the parking brake pedal and turn the main switch to “OFF.”...

  • Page 27: Maintenance

    Check shock absorbers for oil leaks and damaged springs Items without a page number reference should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. This manual does not contain these procedures. They are contained in the Service Manual.

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    Inspect brake shoes and adjust or replace if necessary Items without a page number reference should be serviced by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. This manual does not contain these procedures. They are contained in the Service Manual.

  • Page 29: Battery Care

    MAINTENANCE Battery Care Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, etc. It contains sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Antidote: EXTERNAL: Flush with water. INTERNAL: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg or vegetable oil.

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    3. Using a hydrometer, check the specific gravity of the battery fluid in each cell against the readings on the chart below. Consult a Yamaha dealer if any low readings are found, or if readings vary more than one point between cells. Temperature...

  • Page 31: Battery Charging

    MAINTENANCE Battery Charging Read and understand the owner’s manual provided with your PTV’s battery charger before charging batteries. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to comply with the warning labels in this manual. Explosive hydrogen gas is produced while batteries are being charged.

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    MAINTENANCE NOTICE Use only battery chargers that are rated for use with 48-volt Yamaha PTVs. Serious battery damage can result. Thoroughly read and understand the user manual supplied with your 48-volt charger. 3. With the charger properly connected and grounded (see charger’s owner’s manual),...

  • Page 33: Battery Installation

    MAINTENANCE 8. After the Charged LED is illuminated, disconnect the DC output plug from the DC charger receptacle by grasping the plug body and pulling the plug straight out of the receptacle. Battery Installation When working with batteries, do not put wrenches or other metal objects across the battery terminals.

  • Page 34: Fuse Replacement

    MAINTENANCE Fuse Replacement Be sure to use the specified fuse. Using a wrong fuse can cause electrical system damage and create a fire hazard. NOTICE When replacing a fuse, be sure the main switch is turned off to prevent accidental short-circuiting and electrical system damage.

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    8. Install the oil level plug. 9. Install the bag holder insert 3 and secure with two bolts 2 and seven plastic rivets 1. For transaxle oil replacement, consult a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. Y-1994...

  • Page 36: Wheel Replacement

    Before you operate the PTV, press down on the brake pedal several times to make sure the brakes are functioning properly. Consult your Yamaha dealer before using your PTV if you suspect brake problems. Brake failure could result in a serious accident.

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    MAINTENANCE Brake Pedal Free Play Adjustment Check the brake pedal free play by pressing against the pedal with two fingers (using light force) and measuring the distance the pedal travels before resistance is felt. Y-62b Brake pedal free play Å: 20-25 mm (0.79-0.98 in.) To adjust the brake pedal free play: 1.

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    MAINTENANCE Replacing a Headlight Bulb If the headlight burns out replace it as follows: 1. Remove the bulb holder 1 and bulb 2 by removing the three screws 3 located on the back of the bezel 4. Y-1968 Y-1968 2. Disconnect the wire connectors from the bulb.

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    MAINTENANCE Adjusting a Headlight NOTICE It is recommended to have the headlight adjustment performed by a Yamaha dealer. 1. Loosen the two screws 1 for the headlight bulb bracket. Do not remove the screws, just loosen them. The screws can be accessed from...

  • Page 40: Storage

    STORAGE Perform the following preparations BATTERY when storing your PTV for extended PREPARATION periods of time. 1. Recharge the batteries and check the fluid levels at least once a month. Turn main switch key to OFF position, remove key and store key in a safe place.

  • Page 41: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Items YDRE PTV Dimensions: Overall length 2395 mm (94.3 in.) Overall width 1200 mm (47.2 in.) Overall height (steering height) 1190 mm (46.9 in.) Height of floor 310 mm (12.2 in.) Wheelbase 1640 mm (64.6 in.) Tread: Front 870 mm (34.3 in.)

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    SPECIFICATIONS BATTERIES Items YDRE PTV Battery: Trojan - Golf Car Type T-875 (6x8volt) RC: minimum 117 min CHASSIS Items YDRE PTV Steering system: Type Rack and Pinion Steering angle (L.H.) 1.85 turn Steering angle (R.H.) 1.85 turn Brakes: Brake system...

  • Page 43: Wiring

    WIRING YDRE PTV WIRING DIAGRAM 11-1...

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    NOTES...

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    NOTES...

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    Printed in U.S.A Yamaha Motor Corporation USA 2015-KCC 800-962-7926 JC1-F8199-40...

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