Club Car Service Manual

A Club Car service manual is a great source of information for operating, servicing and fixing your golf cart.  There are several different types of manuals for your Club Car.

Owner’s Manual

Most often when someone buys a used golf cart whether it’s from a golf cart dealer or a private individual, the owner’s manual is nowhere to be found. Unlike a car manual that sits in your glove compartment, this golf cart manual just seems to get lost.

But just like you refer to your car manual for service recommendations or dashboard explanations, a golf cart owner’s manual is good to have for reference as well. When I got my “new” 2006 refurbished Club car, I wanted to have an owner’s manual.

The owner’s manual has more basic information such as an explanation of controls and indicator lights, how to operate your golf cart safely, and some basics on charging your golf cart batteries or storing your cart. A free Club Car owner’s manual can be found at the Club Car website. Just download it to your computer for an easy reference.

The Club Car website offer’s this manual for free as a PDF file, but you do need to provide your name, your e-mail address and your vehicle serial number. I saved and downloaded the manual for my year cart and I am happy to have it as a handy reference.

Go to the Club Car website here: Club Car Owner’s Manual

Club Car Repair Manual

A Club Car repair manual has to be purchased. Copyright laws prohibit anyone from making or distributing copies of this manual.

Don’t waste your time contacting your local authorized Club Car dealer – because they don’t keep them in stock. They will have to order one – so you might as well do it yourself and have it shipped to you.

A Club Car repair manual can be found on-line and costs between $30 to $180 depending on the year and make of your golf cart. It is well worth the investment if you plan to do some of your own basic troubleshooting and repairs.

To purchase your Club Car golf cart repair manual you will need to know:

1. Gas or Electric

2. The model of your Club Car – the two models are DS and Precedent

3. The year the golf cart was made

You will find the year of your golf cart by checking the serial number.

For carts that are 1981 or newer you will find the serial number on the passenger side under the glove compartment.

The first letter identifies the model and then the next two numbers represent the year the cart was made.

Where to Purchase

You can purchase a Club Car manual from a couple of different on line websites.

1. Golf Car Catalog at 1-800-328-1953 and

2. Golf Cart Trader at 1-866-324-9901

3.  Amazon has a limited selection

4.  eBay will have some hardcopies

To purchase a printed copy of an Owner’s Manual or a digital or printed copy of an Illustrated Parts List, Maintenance & Service Manual, or Parts/Accessories for your Club Car vehicle, please contact your local, authorized Club Car dealer.


The serial number of each vehicle is printed on a bar code decal mounted either below the passenger side cup holder or above the accelerator or brake pedal (Example: PH0901-123456, as shown, or F9901123456). The letters or letter at the beginning of the serial number (1) indicate the vehicle model, could be one or two letters. The following four digits (2) indicate the model year and production week during which the vehicle was built. The six digits following the hyphen (3) represent the unique sequential number assigned to each vehicle built within a given model year.

Please note our serial numbers to do not contain the letter “o” – be sure to enter the number 0.

Important Notice: All Club Car documentation is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Any redistribution, re-posting, and/or reproduction of Club Car’s documentation, whole or in part, without express written permission from Club Car is strictly prohibited.

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