No, the primary problem was that the battery wasn't supplying any power when I would switch between neutral and forward / reverse nor when I cut power to shut down. Everything seems to work normal otherwise. It's essentially running as if there was no battery at all, which now that that resistor is blown, there isn't. I just want to make sure, now, that running it in this condition won't further damage anything. I can live with it not making sounds in between switching directions, etc.