Caddymatic Golf Trolley

Caddymatic Golf Trolley Spares

Having problems with your Caddymatic, no worries contact me for any problems and issues you would like help with.  This can be done by posting at the bottom of this page or going to the contact page and filling in the contact form.  Filling in a full explanation of what the problem is and how and when it occurs, means I can usually diagnose what Caddymatic spares may be needed to fix your trolley.

I will try to give a full explanation of what needs to be tested and sometimes it can just be a matter of loose connections or a simple one-off spare, rather than having to replace many spare parts.  If replacing, then I can guide you through how to fit your Caddymatic spares to your golf trolley.  There are also pages of explanations and videos on how to fit the spare parts for your Caddaymatic.  Many customers are happy to share their own experiences of the faults and problems they had also the solutions and how fitting the part to their trolleys fixed the faults.

Below a list of spares parts with:

  1. how faults occur.
  2. why they occur what caused them to fail.
  3. how to know what the symptoms of a fault or damage.
  4. how to know which part, and how to fix the part needed.

List of Caddymatic Spares

  • Battery Lead
  • Battery Charger
  • Connectors
  • Speed Control Rotary Switch
  • Handle Circuit
  • Complete Handle
  • Wheel Clutch – Left or Right.
  • Caddymatic Controller Unit (located under the battery tray)
  • Main central wire
  • Upper Bag Holder
  • Straps

Caddymatic Battery Lead Cable

Available in store.

How does damage occur?

Many times the battery lead is faulty due to damage from removing the battery and forgetting to unplug the connector.  This causes damage to the round 3 pin plug often breaking the metal connection sleeve inserts.  Another way of damaging this cable is by dropping the battery onto the 3 pin round connecter damaging and fracturing the plastic round connector itself.

What problems does a faulty battery lead cause?

A battery cable can often either not power up the trolley or cause the trolley to shut down if put under more speed or demand for power, i.e. going uphills.

How to fit a Caddymatic battery lead

This cable is easily fitted to the battery by way of using a simple cross screwdriver.  Removing the battery lead from the terminals is by unscrewing the screw remove the screw and washers then connecting the new battery red lead.  Remove and replace the black lead by the same process.  This is how to replace and fix a broken battery lead cable.

Caddymatic Speed Control Switch

Available in Store

Damages to the Speed Control Switch

Many times the speed control knob gets damaged by way of a bump or knocks to the main knob and stem.  This causes the stem to bend off centre.  It is a common occurrence as this speed control knob protrudes out from the golf trolley handle and can easily get a bump when e.g. storing or putting into the car boot.

Damaged speed control switch

Problems of a faulty speed control switch

Faulty or worn speed control can show itself if a couple of main ways.  The first thing to look out for is the speed numbers get difficult to set the speed.  This can start to occur occasionally then gradually happen more often as the fault get worse.  It eventually becomes so persistent that setting the speed becomes almost impossible.  The symptoms of the fault in the speed switch become so pronounced it starts to miss completely certain speeds e.g. going from say speed 2 turning the speed knob up until it jumps to say speed 6.  There is a full explanation of why the speed control switch does this on this page.

How to remove and fit the Caddymatic speed control switch

Firstly removing the switch by way of separating the handle as it splits into two halves.  There are 16 short black cross screws located in the back of the handle with two nut and bolts going through the stem and at the bottom of the handle.  Once all these are removed, this then gives access to the inside of the handle. Below is an example of replacing the speed control switch.

 

Wheel Clutch for a Caddymatic Golf Trolley

Available Online Store

How does damage or faults happen to a golf trolley wheel clutch?

This is a common part and prone to wear more than it is to damage.  Wear occurs over time, but what makes it wear quickly is weathering and outside conditions such as dirt, water, dampness, ground conditions, and types of usage.

What are the symptoms of a faulty golf trolley wheel clutch?

If there is a fault with your Caddymatic wheel clutch it will most likely show itself by veering offline to the right or left.  It becomes more difficult as the fault gets worse to keep the golf trolley going in a straight line.  This fault is more apparent when climbing a hill or going through dense or heavy longer grass when the trolley needs more torque power needed at to the wheels.  This extra power puts more strain on the clutch and shows the weakness by not being able to transfer the drive from the axle spindle to the wheel.  This results in the trolley often getting a weaker drive on one side and pulling the trolley to that same side.

A rule of thumb is if the golf trolley is turning to the right as you walk down the fairway, then the right wheel clutch is at fault.  If turning to the left then the left wheel as you look down is at fault.

How to fix a wheel clutch by removing and fitting a new one.

Take the wheel off the trolley and place it on the ground so as the inside hub (clutch) is showing upward.  Use a good fitting cross screwdriver and press in firmly to unscrew it.  Sometimes due to time and dirt, this screw can be very tight.  (see here for difficult to remove wheel clutches).

 

Caddymatic Spares – Handle Circuit (PCB)

Available here online.

Damage and faults with a handle circuit are mainly caused by weather and wear. Sometimes indirectly from damage to another spare part component i.e. a fault in the controller or even the battery lead or main wires shorting.  Other issues are caused with the display getting damaged and the button connected to the circuit getting broken.

31 thoughts on “Caddymatic Golf Trolley Spares”

    1. If the power to the Caddymatic golf trolley right wheel is not as strong, especially climbing hills, then it’s almost certain to be the right wheel clutch. Spares available on the store page. One other thing to check is to make sure the right side axle pin the wheel catches onto is still in place.

  1. The on/off switch is not working properly it is switching on but not making the trolley move forward. I am using the A-B button to move forward

    1. If the golf trolley is switching on then the handle circuit micro-switch button will be working. If the rotational speed switch is not making the numbers move, this could be needing replaced. This is available on the SPARES page ; top row- middle item.

  2. Lawrence Gallagher

    Hi Jim,
    Problem started with my Caddymatic V2 yesterday. Usually I have speed options 1-7 but it will not go up to 7. Can get it to 4, occasionally 5 but it trips back and forth to to 0. Its difficult to set any speed and the button is very sensitive. Had to push the Trolley for last couple of holes. It felt at first like the gears were dropping out or maybe a clutch problem but I think the issue is with the speed control switch. Would this be a fair assumption?
    Thanks

    1. Yes, I think your assumption is bang on. It is quite a common fault when the switch gets damaged for the trolley speeds to be difficult to set properly. I have the speed control switch for the Caddymatic on the store page.

    1. Caddymatic winter wheel covers is not a spare part we have in stock at the moment, but it’s a part I will be looking to get in the future.

  3. Brand new caddymatic v2
    There are no bolts for the terminal cables should there be? If not, what size donI need? I’m thinking M6 x 20?

  4. My trolley takes several presses to switch on then after a few minutes switches off after 5/6 holes will not switch on again ,start with a full battery . Any clues to problem?

    1. John, A few things can cause this. Occasionally a battery cell problem. More likely a connection especially at the battery lead not allowing enough current through. Possibly a wire break. There is solutions to these on various posts, use the search box. After that I would look at two components; controller and handle circuit.

  5. Michael Cumiskey

    I have a Caddymatic Trolley 6 years old cleaned it down no water used however it will only go in reverse ? I checked wheels to make sure they were on right sides which they were I’ve also renewed clutch on both wheels and still the same will only go in reverse.
    Any ideas would be most appreciated.
    Thank you

    1. If the motor itself is running in reverse its most likely the connection from the controller to the motor Is on the wrong way round.

  6. Hi Jim ,
    i have a caddymatic v2 electric golf trolley , when i switch it on everything is lit up on control unit , turn the knob and sometimes it goes sometimes it does not ?? i have changed the speed control switch and the control unit underneath , any ideas what can be causing this ? when playing a round it can be fine then all of a sudden it wont go although all the lights are on then after pushing it so far i will try again to start and it goes but not for long ?
    look forward to your reply Jim.
    George Newsham

    1. If the controller unit and switch have been replaced and presumably the handle circuit is not causing any issues then I would look at connections i.e. all connectors especially the motor (a spray of WD40) on all. If the lights are staying on it doesn’t seem like the battery connector. A good wiggle around all the wires while it’s running can sometimes show things up.

        1. If the speeds are not scrolling properly, more often than not it’s the speed control switch knob. Any problems let me know, there are still some in stock.

  7. Graham johnstone

    Hi Jim. I have a daddy magic trolley approx 2years old and all lights on display are on.when I turn on switch no response. Have checked battery and motor,both ok. What would suggest.
    Graham

    1. Graham,

      Never heard of that make??? (my guess is your spell checker has been at work, LOLz). From experience, if the Caddymatic electric golf trolley battery is plugged into the trolley and the display lights up straightaway with no control over the it, this can point to a faulty controller box (underneath the battery tray). Check the serial numbers on your controller as I have both the original controller and the latest Caddymatic controller – see the online store.

  8. Out on the course today my trolley suddenly stopped. I turned the speed dial(which was on 0) nothing happened but I coukd hear the motor click. I works on A but stops after a few feet and the same on B.
    Any ideas please?

    1. If the trolley works as usual on the preset distances of A, B, C then this normally indicates the speed control switch knob not working.

  9. looking for a caddymatic speed control switch but not sure which one ? the model in the photo is the same as the one i have

  10. Bobby (Edinburgh)
    Thinking of purchasing a Caddymatic V2 for 18 holes max. Is this a reliable make or should I go for something more expensive. From the various comments there appear to be a number of potential problems but maybe proper care is required.

  11. Have a caddymatic V2, got it for my daughter couple years ago. It’s always run slow, so even at top speed on the knob it only goes at a slow walking pace. The battery now struggles to do 18 holes.

    If I put the battery in another trolley I have (Bentley I think) if does well over 18 and that trolley moves much quicker.

    I’m assuming as she has to have the trolley on top speed all the time it is draining the battery quickly. Would changing the speed controller switch change this or is it a different issue? speed module has been mentioned to me.

    1. With The rest of the trolley all working as normal points more towards the actual motor being worn. Assuming there is nothing restricting the free running of the axle.

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