And their serial numbers should help you to track the year and the model of your cart.
The following information will give you the best idea of where to find these numbers and how these numbers work for your cart buying and selling needs.
Serial Number Location Varies
The toughest part about finding a serial number on your EZGO cart is that the location may change depending on the age and the model of your cart.
Like other manufacturers, EZGO has gone through many different models, each of which has different elements and design choices.
Sometimes, the creators change thing up in subtle ways that may end up confusing you unnecessarily.
As a result, we’re going to go over a few of the most common locations based on the model of the cart and its manufacturing year.
Since EZGO is one of the oldest golf cart producers, this list will be pretty extensive.
Thankfully, our research was able to find some sources that compiled this information down to a basic list.
This list includes:
- Pre-Marathon Carts (1965-1975): Under the driver-side seat on the frame
- Marathon Carts (1976-1993): Under the passenger-side glove box frame
- Medalist (1994-1995) and TXT (1996 and up): Somewhere inside of the glove box
- RXV (2008 and up): On the frame of the rear passenger side of the cart
This simple list should give you a basic idea of where to find most serial numbers on EZGO carts.
But what if you cannot find a serial number in these spots?
There’s a good chance that your cart may not be one of the models listed above.
If you know the model of your cart, you can check the following locations to find serial numbers.
In some cases, there may be more than one spot on each cart with a serial number, so if there are any carts repeated from the list above, we’ll only mention alternative areas:
- Marathon Golf Cart (1975 to 1993): Sometimes underneath of the driver seat, printed directly on the frame of the vehicle
- TXT Golf Cart (1996 and up): May be located below the charger receptacle or beneath the access panel near the cross member
- Workhorse (1996 to 2003): Sometimes located below the charger receptacle or on the cross member beneath the access panel
- ST Golf Cart (1999 and up): Same extra location as the TXT and Workhorse golf cart models we mentioned above
- MPT Golf Cart (2004 and up): Also below the charger receptacle and the cross member beneath the access panel, as mentioned for other carts
- RXV (2008 and up): The base of the steering column or the drivers-side frame member under the front splash shield
- 2Five Golf Cart (2009 and up): Similar to the Workhorse and RXV models (below charger or beneath the access panel)
As you can see, the serial number on most golf carts are usually fairly easy to find.
Most EZGO design teams try to keep them in a position that makes sense for the average buyer.
And if you know the model of your cart, you should find it fairly easy to locate your serial number.
Once you do, you shouldn’t have a hard time discovering more about your cart and its manufacture.
However, there are a few other steps that you have to take in mind, year, to ensure that you don’t get further confused.
That’s because EZGO serial numbers do not use a universal design throughout their history.
There are least 3-4 different formats that you must understand if you want to find the year and model of your golf cart using the serial number.
So let’s examine them now to get a better idea of what to expect.
Serial Number Formats Also Vary
A good serial number is not just a jumble of random numbers and letters with no meaning: it is a code that tells you just about everything you need to know about a product.
The same is true of golf carts.
And EZGO, with its long history, has used multiple different serial number formats.
Each of these formats is fairly easy to understand but varies based on the years of production for the cart.
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to find formats for carts produced before 1970.
However, we believe that the serial number format is very likely similar to the one produced for the 1970-1976 models.
Below, we’re going to take a look at the different production years, breaking down the formats used during these periods, and explain what each digit means on the serial number.
The 1970-1976 Production Period
During this time, at least two different formats were used for serial numbers on EZGO carts.
The first type was an eight-digit number that is fairly easy to read.
We’ll break it down for you here in this list by the digit, giving an explanation of what each means.
Then, we’ll give you an example of a typical serial number of this type to make it easier for you to read them.
- First Digit – Month of production
- Second Digit – Year of production
- Third Digit and a Potential Fourth – Number of wheels
- The X – Placeholder: serves to separate the time of the production from the production sequence
- Remaining Four Digits – The production number of the cart off the line
Let’s break this down by using this serial number as an example: 834X 5323.
The “8” here represents August and the first “3” means “1973.”
Next, the “f4” indicates that the cart was a three-wheeled vehicle; if there was a second “4” before the “X,” the cart was a four-wheel vehicle.
The last four digits have the “X” mean that the cart was the 5,323rd cart of that model produced on that day.
What if the cart was produced in a month with a double-digit, such as October (10), November (11), or December (12)?
Then it would use the second format of this particular serial number.
In this format, there would be 4-5 numbers before the serial number and the first two would indicate the production month, the second the production year, and the third (and potentially fourth) would indicate the number of wheels.
Here’s a good example: 11544X 3243.
Using the second format, you could know that the first two digits (11) indicated the eleventh month of the year (November).
The third digit (5) represents the production year of 1975.
And the next two digits (4 and 4) mean that the cart was four-wheeled.
After the X, the final four digits represent the 3,243rd cart produced on that day.
The 1977-2004 Production Period
During this period of EZGO cart production, the serial number expanded to include more digits and represents a broader array of different production facets.
The change occurred mostly because there were now more carts than there were old serial numbers.
It also occurred because the old number was simply not big enough to contain all of the appropriate information for the cart.
And there were four different formats used throughout this time.
So let’s not waste time but get right do them now, shall we?
The first format used during this production time is one of the easiest types to read.
It consists of 12 digits, the first six of which indicate the production time and the second of which represent the production sequence of that cart off the line.
These numbers are separated by a small space to make them easier to read.
Let’s break these digits down in a simple list:
First and Second Digits – Production year
Third and Fourth Digits – Production month
Fifth and Sixth Digits – Production day
So if the first six digits read 930428, that means the cart was produced in 1993 (93) during April (04), and on the 28th day of the month (28).
After that, the next six digits are mostly of interest for tracking individual carts and varies depending on how many carts were produced on that day of that month.
*For these formats, the letter always represents the month.
However, “A” does not represent January.
It represents the first month of production for that year.
Usually, production begins in July or August, but can vary by year.
As a general rule, we start with July as “A”, the August as “B” and so on.
Format Two and Three
This format is a little more confusing because it consists of a letter, followed by three numbers, a dash, and a six-digit number after the dash.
As always, the last six digits represent the sequential number of that cart’s production off of the line.
But the first four digits are more mysterious.
Let’s break them down here to give you a better idea of what to expect:
- First Digit – Always a number that represents the production month
- Second – Day of the month the cart was produced
- Third and Fourth Digit – Year the cart was produced
This particular format can be confusing to understand for a few reasons.
First of all, “A” as the production month doesn’t represent January.
Instead, it represents the first production month of that model of carts.
So if it is an “A,” that likely means it represents June.
However, it could also mean July, depending on the year.
Confusingly, production runs also last into the next year.
So all letters after “G” represent a new year.
But since the production started the following year, the number will be indicated by the PREVIOUS year.
Let’s break down a few examples to give you an idea of how this format works and how you can read it more effectively.
For example, a serial number of B405 would indicate a cart that was produced in the second month of production (probably July but could be August based on the year), on the fourth day of month (4), and in the year 2005 (05).
A later-month run of this production year could have a serial number that read K105.
This means that the cart was produced in the eleventh month of that production (which would be April 2006, in spite of the 05 at the end of the number) and on the first day of the month.
As if that wasn’t confusing enough, the third format is a variation that takes into account carts produced after the ninth day of the month.
So the first five digits would have a similar format to that of the second month and include a letter and FOUR numbers before the dash, instead of three.
The differences between the two are logical: the second and third digits now represent the day of the month while the fourth and fifth are the year.
So a cart with a serial number that started A1099 was produced in the first month of production (probably June based on the “A”) on the 10th day of the month (10) in 1999 (99).
And a cart produced just the day before would have the serial number A999 before the dash.
This confusion is something that you can avoid by simply checking the number of digits after the letter and before the dash.
Lastly, the fourth format had a somewhat similar style to the second and third but with some variations.
Like all serial numbers discussed so far, the last six digits represent the sequence of the cart off the line.
We won’t be talking about those, here, but instead the first five digits:
- First and Second Digits – The year of the cart’s production
- Third Digit – Always a number that represents the production month
- Fourth and Fifth Digits – The day of the month
As you can see, this format simply places the letter that represents the month between the production year and the day of the month when the cart was produced.
This format makes it a little easier to read your serial number to gauge its production age.
However, it is also important to emphasize that the letter, again, varies depending on the production year.
Let’s break this number down, as we have the other formats.
Let’s say you had a serial number of 94B22 before the dash.
That means your cart was produced in 1994 (94), on the second month of production (probably July or August), and on the 22nd day of the month (22).
And if the month letter is past “G” or so, the year of the cart’s production may change.
So if in 1996, a production run started in June, that month would be indicated by “A.”
And all months after “G” would take place in 1997 but the serial number would read “96” at the start.
So a serial number of 96I02 would indicate a cart produced on the second day (02) in February (I) of the 1996 production run, which would actually be February 1997.
2005-Present EZGO Golf Carts
As you can see, the two sections above stop at 2004 EZGO golf carts.
At this point, EZGO changed their serial number.
Instead of indicating everything mentioned above, the serial number does not contain the year or month when the cart was produced but, instead, is just tracking its production number.
This frustrating situation is one that many cart owners have complained about for years.
In fact, some cart models mentioned above may also lack this design, depending on the year and model.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find the year of your golf cart.
Instead, you have to look for the manufacturer number instead.
This number is usually printed underneath of the serial number on your cart and is designed just to tell you the month and year of the cart’s manufacture.
Our research found that this five-digit number includes a zero at the front, two digits for the month, and two for the year.
Let’s take an example of this more modern style to give you an idea of how it works.
For example, all EZGO golf carts after 2004 have a 6-7 digit serial number that indicates its sequence off of the production line, such as 123456 or 1234567.
Underneath of it, you’ll find the labeled manufacture’s number, which reads something like “00415.”
Using the system above, you know that the first zero is a placeholder, the second two digits (0 and 4) indicate the fourth month of the year (April) and that the next two digits (1 and 5) indicate the year (2015) of the manufacture.
Video: Finding The Serial Number On Your EZGO Golf Cart