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Boss Plow electrical connection problems

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by merrimacmill, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I was plowing last week and the plow wouldn't raise or angle. So I kept trying and just drove a little with it down and it started working again. I could still hear the click from the solinoid and the headlights were still on, but the plow did not work. So then I fuigered out that it was the power connection (red and black, two prong connector). So I would unplug it this plug it back in and push it in as hard as I could. This ended it for awhile and then it happened again. Right before this started happening I dieelectric greased it. Dose anyone thing the grease is making the connector slide apart? How should I fix this?


    Thanks
     
  2. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    Could be too much grease.has happened to me.make sure every thing is clean.try not to wiggle 13 pin plug to much,those pins break easy.I had problems last year like that. after talking to my local dealer on the phone and trying his sugestions,clean clean clean elec connects, and then going to his shop,he said, "you are doing everything right"and the plow worked perfect in his garage,of course.I replace both 13 pin plugs. all works great now.plow is about 6 years old.
     
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,540

    The male pins are slotted..right down the center (for the power,plug)(one on the truckside, one on the plow side )
    You can carefully pry them open a little with a small screwdriver.
    This should help.
    keep them coated with dielectric greased to stop corrosion.
    The grease will be pushed out of the way and the contact will be made if they fit together snugly.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2007
  4. concur

    ditto with the farmer

    but I clean the posts with a rolled up piece of emery cloth
    with some solvent (pb )

    then I blow out with air hose

    I do the same with the 'female' end

    then a modest dialectric grease

    btw: the grease I got with my plow (from a place I dont return to)
    does not conduct electricity and was strickly a corrosion preventer
    TF: read the label of your 'grease'

    tc
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,540

    Correct dielectric grease does not conduct electricity.
    That's why you need a snug connection ,so the metal pins make a good connection.
    So who cares if it does not conduct, if the pins do not make contact the grease is moot..

    If IF you want a protectant for your pos-neg plug that DOES conduct electricity, you ca pick up some stuff that can be found in the electrical dept in some larger stores.

    The name is right on the tip of my tongue no loss, noloc,.

    Well it does conduct electricity and protect but if you are sloppy with it you will have a mess as it does conduct .
     
  6. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    no-lox .
     
  7. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,540

    that's the stuff .... nolox thanks...;)
     
  9. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    It happened again today and I just haven't had time the last few days to clean it out. I'm going to try that tomorrow. Thanks for all the help, I'll let you guys know how it turns out.