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Controller repair

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Dogplow Dodge, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,021

    I have this spare controller for my brick's looneymount. The wiring casing is falling off, so I can only assume it's original to the plow. Controller works fine, so no need to throw out.

    Any ideas on how to recover the wire? I'd like to keep it as a spare, but at the same time, I'd like to repair the wire coming out of it. Each time I place a little repair tape on it, just adjacent to it falls apart the covering is simply disintegrating.

    TIA
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2016
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,594

    Geee.. Stimey,
    Replace the cord , take the cord off and cover it with heat shrink or Go get a new one ,ya cheap skate.
    Maybe you can find a copy made in China.
     
  3. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 490

    Not knowing much about Westerns I took a quick look at the parts lookup and just picked a model. $100 for the cable!
    If only using it as a spare, I'd just pick up some trailer wiring and replace the whole thing with that. If you can get the old pins out o the plug and new pins in, that'd be best, otherwise solder and heat shrink.
     
  4. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,296

    Contact your dealer. Mine went bad I think it was about 50 dollars
     
  5. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    Can you just buy the pigtail, the other option would be fine the cord and make your own.
    This might work
    http://www.westernplowpartstore.com...rn-part-96437-harness-hh-str-blade-6-pin.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2016
  6. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,021

    Thanks.... It's just a spare... works perfectly fine. Just didn't want to toss it out before asking what others have done.

    The cable end looks like it's available through Buff's link. I'll stop by there tomorrow and see what they have in stock, or not.



    Thanks Big man...... Will see if they have it
     
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    undo the wires, paint with 3-4 coats of liquid tape, cover with heat shrink tubing, heat it, than reassemble.
     
  8. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,021

    I was thinking of using this tape, which I've seem to have found to be an invaluable product to keep on hand. Doesn't stick to substrates, but fuses to itself once it's overlapped. Really great stuff. Nice as handle cushions for tools too..

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HWROLIG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

    I'll putz around with it first, and see where it leads. If it doesn't go well, I'll just buy a new cable
     
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,029

    Get some friction tape and try that. Home Deeps has it at the electrical section. Thumbs Up
     
  10. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,550

    Mine is 7 years old and looks great.... Wow, that's been thru hell
     
  11. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,021

    It's almost as if someone put some sort of chemical on it, and it reacted negatively with the rubber coating....
     
  12. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    New cord part number is 96437 Item 51 on this parts poster http://library.westernplows.com/westernplows/pdffiles/29013.04_110109_for_Web.pdf

    Unfortunately I believe that the cord is not cheep from Western but you get what you pay for. Maybe with this part number you can find cheaper aftermarket... maybe even made in China if you don't want to support your American economy.

    I did a quick Google search and came up with this one for $37 US http://www.storksplows.com/96437-we...trol-harness-6-pin-white-plug-56462-9400.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2016
  13. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,550

    ^^^^^ says the Canadian
     
  14. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,021

    Looks like Storks is the place to order from, eh ?

    Thank you kindly Mr. MichnickThumbs UpThumbs Up


    Actually, It's available at the local (40 min) western dealer for $33.10, so at this point, it's a no brainer and I'll be picking it up tomorrow.


    Thanks again !
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2016
  15. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Your prices in the US are so much less than up here in the great white north.... The last one I installed cost the owner almost $100. Can't imagine what it costs here now with the Cdn dollar being so low.
     
  16. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,691

    Or you could ask your good buddy Kimber if you could have one of the cords off one of his dead controls.
     
  17. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    That would make waaaaay toooooooo mulch sense........ :drinkup::drinkup:
     
  18. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,021

    If I knew....then I wouldn't have bothered ordering it....

    I thought you were Mr Meyer....


    Not Oscar....just the yellow koolaid Meyer

    Oh well... Loin something hoo ebery daa:salute:
     
  19. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,691

    Jack of all trades, master of none. Thumbs Up
     
  20. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,029

    From what I've seen yur pretty good at first aid. ;)