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Dead plow clicking relay.

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by AnnesLimo, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. AnnesLimo

    AnnesLimo Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Hi y'all. Just in an effort to be a little lazy :sleeping: I'm throwing my recent problem out here for help. I hooked up and started rolling today with my 8 year old Predator 24D with wireless remote and viola she went dead on me! Now I do get clicking from the relays when pushin my buttons but the blade she no moves up down or sideways...

    Now since it's cold out there and snowin like a biotch :redbounce I have yet to locate and or test the circuit breaker or fuse (don't see a fuse listed in the wiring schematic) but I plan on checking that in daylight. My real concern is that I saw an arc on the frame mount at the pins when I hooked her up tonight :confused:. Typically I'd say I have a grounding problem in the harness at the disconnect??? Could that be my problemo instead of the breaker?

    Any help is appreciated as it is still snowing and by the AM I'll be shoveling 8" :nono: instead of pushing it like I should be!
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Based oon your observation of the arcing I'd agree bad ground.

    If not check the 12v motor sol.
     
  3. AnnesLimo

    AnnesLimo Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks basher, that's what I'm thinking and fearing. Trouble shooting a bad ground is more work then replacing a fuse...
     
  4. AnnesLimo

    AnnesLimo Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    OK, so I go out this morning and fire up the truck and the plow now operates??? Should I be leaning towards a failing circuit breaker? Obviously since the motor runs and blade moves the solinoid is working...
     
  5. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    I would still check the ground. I have seen plows with bad grounds work intermittently just as yours seems to be doing.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    That arc completed the ground. Don't wait for it to fail again before you fix it.