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DP troubleshooting

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by bigdan, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. bigdan

    bigdan Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I could use some troubleshooting help. I hate electric circuits.

    I have a predator MT with DP. The DP is not working. All other function work fine. When I have the DP activated and hit the down button, I can hear a click, but nothing else- the control light does flicker. If I jump the solenoid while pusing the down button while DP is activated, the plow operates.

    I did swap a different solenoid I had as a backup, same problem.

    Thanks for any thoughts.
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Maybe a bad pressure switch.
     
  3. bigdan

    bigdan Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Basher- Is the pressure switch something that can be repaired, or is it generally replaced if not working? Just so I am armed when I call the local dealer, about how much does one of the buggers cost?

    Thanks for your response.

    Dan
     
  4. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    If the pressure switch is bad it will need to be replaced.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Lots of $$$
     
  6. bigdan

    bigdan Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    You were right Basher, it was the pressure switch. Apparently, when one of the 2 wires has popped off the terminal, The DP won't work. Go figure.

    Everyone can line up now to hit me in the back of the head.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  7. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Glad to hear you got it figured out.