Yamaha YDRE Owner's/Operator's Manual
Yamaha YDRE Owner's/Operator's Manual

Yamaha YDRE Owner's/Operator's Manual

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  • Page 1 OWNER’S / OPERATOR’S MANUAL READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY! It contains important safety information. YDRE 48 VOLT GOLF CAR JW9-F8199-10 LIT-19626-21-10...
  • Page 2 INTRODUCTION Congratulations on your purchase of a Yamaha golf car. This manual contains information you will need for proper operation, maintenance, and care of your golf car. A thorough understanding of these simple instructions will help you to obtain maximum enjoyment from your new Yamaha.
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT MANUAL INFORMATION Particularly important information is distinguished in this manual by the Yamaha continually seeks following notations: advancements in product design and quality; therefore, while this manual contains the most current product information available at the This is the safety alert symbol. It is...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

  • Page 5: Warranty

    Yamaha Golf-Car Company hereby warrants that any • Any charges incurred in transporting a golf car new YDRA gas or YDRE electric Yamaha golf car or charger to and from an authorized Yamaha purchased from an authorized Yamaha golf car...
  • Page 6 Original Retail Purchaser or Lessee of a YAMAHA Owner’s/Operator’s Manual. For example, lack of regular battery watering or adding water to the battery before YDRE golf car or PTV, U-MAX or Adventurer utility vehicle, or charging. YAMAHA transportation or specialty vehicle purchased from an Authorized YGC Dealer, that the Trojan batteries charged with a •...
  • Page 7: Important Labels

    IMPORTANT LABELS SAFETY AND INSTRUCTION LABELS Read the following labels carefully before operating your golf car, 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.
  • Page 10 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-1539...
  • Page 11: Operator Safety

    OPERATOR SAFETY Yamaha golf cars 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 GOLF CAR Read this Owner’s/Operator’s...
  • Page 12 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 golf car to match the terrain of the course. Avoid turning the steering wheel too sharply at higher speeds to avoid tipping or rolling the golf car.
  • Page 13: Safety Considerations

    SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Like all machines, golf cars can cause injury if improperly used or maintained. This section contains Do not operate golf cars when broad safety practices required for under the influence of alcohol or safe golf car operation. Before golf drugs.
  • Page 14 SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS Wet Areas. Wet grass may cause Parts and Materials. Use only a golf car to lose traction and may replacement parts and materials affect stability. Golf car operators recommended by the manufacturer. should reduce speed in wet areas Ventilation.
  • Page 15: Safety Precautions

    If new nameplates, warnings, or When working on the fuel system or instructions are needed, contact the battery, do not smoke, or allow your Yamaha Golf-Car Company any sparks or open flames near the dealer. vehicle, to avoid any fires or explosions.
  • Page 16: Controls

    CONTROLS FEATURES 1 Brake pedal 2 Parking brake pedal 3 Accelerator pedal 4 Steering wheel 5 Main switch 6 Receptacle 7 Batteries 8 Seat 9 Front body Y-916a a Front tire b Front bumper c Rear body d Rear tire e Rear bumper f Tow switch g Drive select switch...
  • Page 17: Main Switch

    CONTROLS MAIN SWITCH The main switch controls the following items: “OFF” All electrical control circuits are switched off (controller remains energized). The golf car cannot be operated. The key can be removed only in this position. Y-912 “ON” Electrical circuits are switched on. The golf car can be driven.
  • Page 18: Drive Select Switch

    CONTROLS DRIVE SELECT SWITCH The drive select switch is used to shift the golf car into forward or reverse. After coming to a complete stop, move the lever to the desired position. Switch Position Car Movement Y-904 FORWARD REVERSE The reverse alarm will sound when the drive select switch is turned to “REV.”...
  • Page 19 CONTROLS PARKING BRAKE PEDAL Press down on the parking brake pedal whenever parking the golf car. ç Parking brake pedal Y-22a Release the parking brake by depressing the accelerator pedal. The parking brake will automatically release when the accelerator pedal is depressed.
  • Page 20: Tow Switch

    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 golf car. 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.
  • Page 22: Tire Air Pressure

    PRE-OPERATION CHECKS BATTERIES Check that the batteries are held securely in place to prevent them from being damaged from vibration or jarring. Also check that no battery caps are missing to prevent battery acid from spilling from the batteries. Check the battery terminals for corrosion.
  • Page 23: Steering System

    The alarm should sound. PEDAL OPERATION Y-911b Check the following pedal controls for proper operation. If a pedal does not work properly, consult a Yamaha dealer. Accelerator Pedal 1. WARNING! Make sure the main switch is in the “OFF”...
  • Page 24: Body And Chassis

    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 STARTING 1. With the parking brake applied, turn the drive select switch to “FWD” for forward, or “REV” for reverse. NOTICE Y-933 Do not shift from “FWD” forward to “REV” reverse while the golf car is moving. Transmission damage can result. 2.
  • Page 26 OPERATION STOPPING To stop the golf car, gradually press down on the brake pedal. å Brake pedal NOTICE Do not hold the golf car on an incline with the accelerator – use the brake. Transmission damage can result. Y-65c When the car 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.
  • Page 28 Inspect internal wet brake and replace pads 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.
  • Page 30 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 golf car’s battery charger before charging batteries. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to comply with the safety instructions in this manual. Explosive hydrogen gas is produced while batteries are being charged.
  • Page 32 MAINTENANCE NOTICE Use only battery chargers that are rated for use with 48-volt Yamaha Golf Cars. 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), insert...
  • Page 33: Battery Installation

    MAINTENANCE 8. After the charger has turned off, disconnect the DC output plug from the golf car 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 NOTICE Do not overtighten the battery holddown nuts. Excessive force will damage the battery casing. Fuse Replacement Be sure to use the specified fuse. Using a wrong fuse can cause electrical system damage and create a fire hazard. Death or serious personal injury can result from failing to comply with the Y-523a...
  • Page 35 The YDRE Golf Car is equipped with an internal wet brake. Use of oil other than Yamalube Friction Modified Shaft Drive Gear Oil will cause brake noise.
  • Page 36: Brake Adjustment

    MAINTENANCE For transaxle oil replacement, consult a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic. NOTICE Before performing wheel or brake maintenance, verify that the main switch is in the “OFF” position. Serious transaxle damage can result. Y-57 Wheel Replacement To remove and install a wheel on your golf car: 1.
  • Page 37 MAINTENANCE Brake Pedal Free Play Adjustment NOTICE Before adjusting brake pedal free play, pump the brake pedal several times to self-adjust the brakes. To adjust the brake pedal free play: 1. Remove the floor mat and service lid from the floor of the golf car.
  • Page 38: Storage

    STORAGE Perform the following preparations 2. Have the batteries recharged when storing your golf car for every 60-90 days to keep them extended periods of time: fully charged. The batteries must be kept fully charged to avoid damage. Turn main switch key to “OFF” NOTICE position, remove key, and store key in a safe place.
  • Page 39: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Items YDRE Dimensions: Overall length 2395 mm (93.4 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.)
  • Page 40 SPECIFICATIONS BATTERIES Items YDRE Battery: Trojan - Golf Car Type T-875 (6x8-volt) RC: minimum 115 min CHASSIS Items YDRE Steering system: Type Rack and Pinion Steering angle (L.H.) 1.85 turn Steering angle (R.H.) 1.85 turn Brakes: Brake system Mechanical Type of brake...
  • Page 41: Wiring

  • Page 42 YAMAHA GOLF-CAR Printed in U.S.A COMPANY 2010-KCC 1000 HWY 34 East Newnan, GA 30265 770-254-4000...

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