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13pin -> 11pin

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Injunfarian, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Injunfarian

    Injunfarian Member
    Messages: 99

    So after doing some research it appears that the boss plow I purchased has both the 13pin and 11pin wiring harness....
    13 pin on truck side and 11 pin on plow side
    I have yet to test it but will there be any issues?
     
  2. deebo1133

    deebo1133 Member
    Messages: 40

    Yes, it will work. A friend of mine w/ one year old v-plow just came over and moved my older straight blade w/11 pin harness and everthing worked. As a matter of fact for a little money in parts he claims he can hybrid mine since I have a 13 pin truckside as well and make it like the newer rapid hook up setups w/a toggle on the lightbar and all.
     
  3. Injunfarian

    Injunfarian Member
    Messages: 99

    I do have the toggle on the light bar but I counted the wires on the truckside there is 13 counted them on the plowside only 11... also a dealer told me to look at my lights if they have 1 bolt then they are 11pin if they have 2 then they are 13pin and mine only have 1 mount...
    If someone could help Identify my plow for me I would greatly appreciate it just let me know what pictures you need...
     
  4. Injunfarian

    Injunfarian Member
    Messages: 99

  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    What style is the toggle on the tower? Is it a momentary up and down toggle or does it have an up and down fixed detent?
     
  6. Injunfarian

    Injunfarian Member
    Messages: 99

    Hello I believe I identified my plow it was a early 2000-2001 RT3 with Smart Hitch 1.
    The toggle on the tower is fix detent as in its either up or down.
    I also have search(*doh* should have done this in the first place) and found a post on how to switch from the 11pin to 13pin and upgrade to the new smart light system so I did do that as well. Was a bit of a hard knock on the wallet but I had to replace the lights anyways since the lenses were held on using electrical tape.
     
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Those had plenty of life left in them. There's still duct tape - the handyman's secret weapon. And of course zip ties, then bailing wire. After that, keep your eyes open at the lawn sales and flea markets....
     
  8. Injunfarian

    Injunfarian Member
    Messages: 99

    Very true, I was planning on fixing them up for this winter but I am new to the industry and there isnt much time to get everything going before the snow falls so I decided to just pony up the cash and get all new just to make sure I can start this season on time. And will not have any issues with them during the season.