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accessory power for joystick

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by stanza, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    i have my plow put together and ready to go but i cant find an accessory wire under the dash.
    isnt there a wire in the fuse box for it?
    the drl fuse?
    it has to be on a switch.
    anyone run into this?thanks
    western plow 8'
    2003 gmc 2500hd ext 4x4

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,304

    take a test light you want pwr with the key on
    i solder mine into the wire at the ign.swith
    at the base of the column on my dodge
    make sure you have an inline fuse
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    its easiest on the gms to go right to the fuse panel and pick up power from the wiper or heater fuse. Stop by the auto parts store and pickup whats called a mini fuse tape and a mini female spade connector. fuse tap slides over prong on the fuse with a male spade connector to plug female into. Eaiest way without cutting into factory electrical especially without knowing what wires go to air bags.
  4. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    If that's a new plow the fuse taps Crash mentioned should be included,Fisher sends them,doesn't Western Crash?
  5. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Western sends them only in the e-force kits, on your own with the relay kits.
  6. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    western says to tap into blue diode wire for drl
  7. Mac

    Mac Member
    Messages: 77

    Here's the wiring colours.
    You want ether ignition 1 or 2.
  8. Mac

    Mac Member
    Messages: 77


  9. M.C.A.

    M.C.A. Member
    from WI
    Messages: 32

    Look for an unused relay socket in the fuse panel in the engine compartment. Open sockets would be for fog lights, powers seats, rear window defrost. If you don't have one of these options the relay socket will have no relay. Use a test light to find the terminal that only has power with key on. If western recommends a fuse use two female spade terminals and a fuse to make an inline fuse or a premade fuse holder (5 amp). Put fuse under the fuse compartment lid to keep dry.
  10. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    thanks mac, i'll try it
  11. sonjaab

    sonjaab PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,425

    GUYS........Remember the cab command / fish stick
    controller have a fuse INSIDE of the hand held unit.

    Its one of the old style glass tube fuse. One extra
    is supplied when new.
    Maybe that is why there is NO fuse link provided ?

    Make sure ya carry a spare !...............geo
  12. stanza

    stanza Member
    from cny
    Messages: 72

    i bought a fuse tap kit and as soon as i installed it everything came to life!!!!!!
    Except when i put on my left blinker my lights come on like a police car.


    one side works well, the other has no light.
    I think its a wire i didnt need that i put in.