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Blow lost power after spark on frame mount

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by markjenna, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. markjenna

    markjenna Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I have a boss v plow on my 2000 Chevy. I went to hook it up and there was sparking at the mount. The blow controller is on and the lights are on but can't get red light to come on and the plow won't move. Any help would be great. Thanks. Mark.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,552

    Sounds like a bad grounding issue
     
  3. markjenna

    markjenna Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I would agree but, is there a fuse that runs the plow other than the relays? I don't have any power for the plow but lights and turn signals work.
     
  4. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    The only reason you got sparks at the frame is you have a bad ground. Check the 2 wire plug at the bumper. Then chase it back to the battery and forward to the plow motor. Clean both sides of the connection and spread the male ends.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    x2 on the ground,,,
     
  6. brettz28

    brettz28 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Ground Issue

    I too have the same problem. I have heard that the main power/ground cable can go bad. Any word on this? I would rather not purchase the cable if I don't need it or there is another issue. All of my connections look clean and good.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,005

    Did you physically ck the connections? Don't guess. Grab them, wiggle jiggle. Look into the ends
     
  8. brettz28

    brettz28 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    I did wiggle and move the ends, but it did not seem to make any difference. Is typically the ends the issue?
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes there is a fuse ,check it or just replace it,
     
  10. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    yep, one of ours did that 2 years ago.