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curtis sno pro 3000

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by tclark1, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. tclark1

    tclark1 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 23

    I have a curtis sno pro 3000 that was working fine this morning now tonight it is acting weird. Plow will raise and lower fine but when you try to angle it it moves about an inch then locks up and wont angle anymore. but the kicker is if you turn the headlights on everything works, but the headlights dim to the point of shutting off when raising? any suggestions? please help me!!!!!
     
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I would check your grounds and connections to make sure they are clean and tight.
     
  3. amocerino

    amocerino Senior Member
    from 01606
    Messages: 177

    I would start with the wiring make sure all the connections are clean and getting a good contact in the plow and under the hood of the truck.
     
  4. tclark1

    tclark1 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 23

    Checked all the wiring this morning and didn't find anything? checked all grounds to make sure clean and tight. checked all connections everywhere else to make sure clean. harness plug is clean as well and has di-electric grease in it. any other ideas?
     
  5. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    You said your lights dim to the point of almost being off. Have you tested your truck electrical output? Are you putting out 13-14 volts when the truck is running? Is your battery in good condition?
     
  6. tclark1

    tclark1 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 23

    yes truck out put in 13.8 volts when truck is running. battery is a brand new interstate and it is fully charged.
     
  7. amocerino

    amocerino Senior Member
    from 01606
    Messages: 177

    check the draw on the motor to start it will draw 130-140 amps and running 80-90 amps.
     
  8. tclark1

    tclark1 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 23

    amps on motor check fine
     
  9. tclark1

    tclark1 Junior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 23

    problem is now fixes thanks to the wonderful guys at Schuling Hitch in Des Moines IA. It ended up being a short in the harness on the truck side right against the plow. Only bad part is had to replace both truck and plow side harness to the NEW STYLE. I would be nice if curtis would make replacement plugs for these like western does so we don't have to buy complete harnesses!!! $650.00 to replace these!
     
  10. tc21

    tc21 Member
    Messages: 47

    They get a arm and a leg for the parts.
     
  11. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    i had the same issue. theres alot cheaper way. i used a boss two plug harness for the motor and a 12 pin western harness for the funtions and lights. no more wiggling the dam plug or harness. cost about 200 bucks.