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Fisher plow, custom lights

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by heckmanda, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. heckmanda

    heckmanda Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 3

    I'm looking at adding some custom lights on an '09 Chevy Silverado with a Fisher plow. Anybody have helpful hints for how to make the lights come on when the plow is attached?
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Toggle switch.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Do you want them to come on immediately when you attach the plow?
     
  4. heckmanda

    heckmanda Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 3

    That's what I was thinking. If the iso module knows when the plow is attached, could I tap into that somehow to turn on strobes or extra lights. Probably not recommended by Fisher to break into their cables though... Just wondering if anyone else tried it.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You could tap into the Iso module, but I would only use it to trigger a relay. The wiring is pretty light.

    Which is why I said

    Plus, why wouldn't you want to use them when the plow is off the truck?
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    You have that ability now, it's called a headlight switch.

    If you only want them to work with the plow attached don't attach the ground to the truck route it though the plow grounding system then you can wire it directly from the battery though Palmer's toggle switch without using a relay and it will only operate when you have the plow attached.
     
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If the lights are located on the plow I suspect they'll only work with the plow actually attached no matter how they're wired. :D
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    We are assuming based on the OP's ambiguous statements they are on the truck and he wants them to work only when the plow is attached.

    Dosen't really make any sense but we're trying to be helpful:cool:
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    They'd have to be on the roof to be effective with the plow on.