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Bad Joystick? wierd problem

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Plowformoney, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Plowformoney

    Plowformoney Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    2 days ago I spent all day getting my plow ready. New alternator, new solenoid o-rings etc... At the end of the day everything was fine. I parked the truck and accedently left the joystick in the "float" position. I tried to start the truck up the next day and the battery was dead. I bought a new battery and put it in. I got in the truck and hit the joystick real quick and it functioned properly. I drove to the gas station and just for shitts and giggles I hit the joystick... nothing happened. I checked the fuse panel and it still had a good connection.

    I tried jumping the firewall mounted solenoid for the pump and it clicked . however the joystick doesn't even make the solenoid click. I replaced the firewall mounted solenoid... no difference. Ive tried everything I can think of, changin fuse location, bypassing solenoid, and messing with the joystick. Did I burn somethin up when I left the joystick down???

    Thanks guys:dizzy:
     
  2. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I've left my slick stick down for extended periods a couple times, once the coil on the valve went out. I also have problems with bumping the wiring plug in for the harness at the stick and having to plug it back in, wiggling and pushing to get good contact. I did it enough I installed a bright red warning light on the dash to remind me to put it back in the middle. Just some thoughts.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Worse case you could maybe fry the a coil. Check all your grounds.
    Wire the control 12 volt to a keyed circuit then it wouldn't matter where you leave your slic stix
     
  4. Plowformoney

    Plowformoney Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Well I checked the joystick connection and its fine. I know about the keyed circuit locations now..

    I can connect the positive terminal and the ground terminal and and get the pump to run.....
     
  5. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    joy stick should only be powered with key on

    john
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    When you activate the switch to the up position is there 12 volts at the white wire on the 12 volt motor solenoid?
     
  7. Plowformoney

    Plowformoney Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    unfortunatly i dont have a volt meter.
    any other way to test it?. I can get power to the pump by bypassing the solenoid, Im stuck :confused: :confused:
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    You need to buy the necessary tools or take it to a service center. With-out the tools you cann't do the diagnosis
     
  9. tsmith

    tsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    Though the volt meter would be better a test light would work fine. They are cheap enough.
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Yeah, a test light would work as well. I've seen test lights and voltmeters in the dollar store, it's hard to get cheaper then a buck
     
  11. Plowformoney

    Plowformoney Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Fixed it. Terns out I needed to switch the cables around on the solenoid(positives). I didnt think it made a difference... but i guess it did. Oh and a Burn up A coil.