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At witts end with my E57

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Aveerainc, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Aveerainc

    Aveerainc Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 129

    I need serious help with my 3 year old E57 set up used to plow my driveway. This morning I started the vehicle ( stored inside my garage) and the the touch pad would not light up or work. I switched the touch pad off, waited 1 minute, turned it on and it lit up and worked. I made one pass and then nothing worked. I turned off the touch pad and waited 1 minute, turned it on and the touch pad lit up. As soon as I went to lower the plow the touch pad light went off and nothing worked. I switched it off, waited 1 minute, turned it on and it did not work. I then waited a few minutes and it worked. I made 3 passes and the touch pad stopped working again.

    I don't get a red light on the touch pad telling me there is an overload, and when it does work, I can raise, lower and angle left/right without a problem.

    I have a brand new starter solenoid so we can rule this out. But one thing I did notice is the touch pad light is very dim- could it be my vehicle battery or alternator? Or is it plow related?

    This thing has been acting up all season and the nearest dealer is 45 minutes away - they had it in over the summer for annual fluid change and gave it a clean bill of health.

    Any help you can give is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. 04sd

    04sd Senior Member
    from pa
    Messages: 266

    Maybe a bad ground connection. I'd start by checking/cleaning all of the grounds, both controler and pump, and checking all plug-in connectors for good contact.
     
  3. Aveerainc

    Aveerainc Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 129

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hope I fixed it. Today I spoke with ken fowler (if you are a member then many thanks!) and he suggested I try the fuse as well as the power supply going to the fuse box (under the hood on my jeep). I made sure the gray wire was snug into the fuse box running off the aux fan (it was a bit lose) and that seems to have done the trick. I plowed for 15 minutes without a hiccup which is night and day better than before. Hope this finally solved the problem.