Since 1981 Club Car® Golf Carts have positioned their serial numbers just under the glove box on the passengers side of the vehicle. The serial number of each vehicle is printed on a bar code decal. The two letters at the beginning of the serial number "A" indicate the vehicle model. The following four digits "B" indicate the model year and production week during which the vehicle was built. The six digits "C" following the hyphen represent the unique sequential number assigned to each vehicle built within a given model year. (See chart below to find your model.)


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This Example Serial Number is for a (PH)Precedent I2 Excel (0901)Year-2009 Made the 1st Week (123456)Unique Number For This Particular Cart. 

Differences Between 1982-2000.5 and 2000.5-Present Club Car® DS Models

1982-2000.5 DS Model Club 2000.5-Present DS Model Club Car®s
  1. 1982-2000.5 Club Car®s have two distinct seat backs while 2000.5-present models have a connected (one piece) seat back
  2. 1982-2000.5 Club Car®s have silver aluminium top supports while 2000.5-present models have black top supports
  3. 1982-2000.5 Club Car®s have a thin top while the 2000.5-present models have a thicker top with handles on each side of the back third of the top.
Note: Both models shown above were made in the year 2000. Therefore, if your Club Car® is a 2000 model, we must know which style (one seat back version or two seat back version) you have so we can provide you the correct accessory or part for your vehicle.

Differences Between The DS & Precedent Models

1982-Present DS Model 2004-Present Precedent Model
  1. 1982-Present DS Models have a distinct square front nose with a small black plastic bumper on the lower part of the front end.
  2. 2004-Present Precedent Models have a more rounded front nose with a wide black plastic bumper that wraps all the way around the cart.
  3. The DS Models do have a split year which is easy to tell just by looking at the seat backs. If there are 2 individual seat backs that is a characteristic of the 82-00.5 models. If there is one continuous seat back that would be indicative to the 00.5-Present models.
  4. The Precedent will have 2 sub models which you will hear referred to as the "Champion" or "Professional" models. Easiest way to tell is the steering wheel,if you cart has a square center it is the Professional if it is round you have a Champion.
Note: If you have ANY questions regarding your cart model please feel free to contact us any time at 888-444-9994 7 Days A Week.