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Boss Plow - No Power

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Hambrick & Co., Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    I have an 8ft Boss straight blade and I'm not getting power to the controller or the plow it self. I replaced the controller with a brand new one I had and still no power. Connections to battery are clean no corrosion. Any ideas why this would be? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 490

    You need a switched power source going to the controller. It is also a fused line. Likely the fuse is bad or the connection is bad.
     
  3. maxwellp

    maxwellp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,112

  4. FF/P215

    FF/P215 Senior Member
    from 01085
    Messages: 176

    Had this problem last year, don't know exactly what it's tapped into on your truck, but it's supposed to be the keyed ignition wire so you get the 12v of power right away when you switch the key over. Did the same thing you did and was intermittent, long story short it was tapped into my dimmer switch. I chased fuses, had power, and by chance figured it out with the dimmer switch. Good luck, and keep us updated!
     
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,531

    hopefully its all good. The red/white to the keyed power was change in color by the dealer/installer. They used a tap, bent it 90 and put the cover back over it. We moved it to a upfitter and its all good. The wiring ground was just grounded with a self tapping to some sheetmetal, we connceted it to the battery.

    Good luck Mike, hopefully we get some good snow tonight.