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2010 Blizzard 810 will not power on!!!

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by mr hydroseed, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. mr hydroseed

    mr hydroseed Member
    Messages: 53

    There's snow forecasted for tonight and I just went to hook up my Blizzard 810 and it won't power on! Usually as soon as I hook up the harness the headlights switch off to the plow lights but not this time! I try to turn on the hand held joystick and nothing. OMG!!! I'm having a heart attack here! There's power from the two pin harness and some mild blue/green corrosion but was easily cleaned from the multi pin harness. I never realized it but is this thing like radio controlled? All the wires from the harness go to the lights? Please help me.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,956

    Ck the fuses. Start there 3 I think.
     
  3. cl733

    cl733 Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 252

    yeah some where in that line there is a little fuse in line , did the same thing myself last year , waited to last minute to hook up and no power, forgot all about the little fuse and where I had it stashed, remember real good now
     
  4. maelawncare

    maelawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 871

    This is the reason I hate post-DD blizzards.
     
  5. mr hydroseed

    mr hydroseed Member
    Messages: 53

    Still dead

    I found the little double 10a fuse pack and they where good. I thought it might be the switches so I pulled one off and checked for voltage out of any of the wires while hooked up to both harnesses and nothing??? I wish I knew how to remove the plastic motor/valve cover. Took the knobs off but it's so stiff and I can't dislodge the cover from the two rear tabs. I'm hoping to find a little mouse nest under there with some chewed wires or something. Is there only 2 fuses?
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,956

    3. 2 underhood and one under your dash.
     
  7. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,163

    Check your jumper wire from the fuse box in the cab to the controller...it may have wiggled loose.
     
  8. mr hydroseed

    mr hydroseed Member
    Messages: 53

    Fuse

    Ok so your saying there's a fuse between where the switched power connection and the control module on the small red wire? Ok, there was power to the wire at the splice but I didn't look yet for a fuse. I didn't see one on the wiring diagram... I will check now
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,956

    Theres 2 that's under the hood. Then there's one inside the cab that's powered from the tks fuse box
     
  10. mr hydroseed

    mr hydroseed Member
    Messages: 53

    Fuse box.

    Just to verify, there's the 4wire harness that goes to the joystick and a single red wire that your saying goes into my fuse box but mine is spiced into the ignition wire off of my steering column. So there's only 5 wires coming in the cab?
     
  11. mr hydroseed

    mr hydroseed Member
    Messages: 53

    Plow motor cover

    Does anyone know the proper method of removing the plow motor cover? I feel like I'm about to break it into pieces trying to force it off.
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,956

    Yea that's the pwr wire I'm talking about
     
  13. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,163

    Seed...?

    Make sure that one tapped into your ignition wire is getting power. That cover goes on tight, give it a forceful pull up or wedge a lever under it. If the nuts are off it it'lll come off.
     
  14. mr hydroseed

    mr hydroseed Member
    Messages: 53

    Yay!!! There was a corroded pin on the light harness and that was it. It tells the control module that the plow is hooked up and ready to be switched on. It was the hollow metal socket on the truck side. The harness was $160.00!!! It only took 3 minutes to swap it though and I'm so relieved so it was worth it. I greased it often but I just couldn't get ahead of the corrosion, now get out there and grease your plugs. Thanks for the help guys.