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Ground Out?

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Dstosh, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    Today I hooked up the plow wire harness to the truck wire harness, lights work and everything is good. I drive forward, the truck touches the plow, and it arcs. Blew the tail light / gauge light fuse (15 amp). The plow lights don't work, trucks headlights do, plow hydro's all also work. Put 20 amp fuse in, same result. I have all the grounds hooked to the neg battery terminal. Should i ground to the frame? or is it just a bad ground? It's a 7'6" Boss V on a 2000 Dodge Ram 2500. Thanks
     
  2. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    i would pull the plastic acess cover off and check your wiring. check the ground and main power feed for your plow, make sure no animals chewed through the insulation.
    also check every wire, it sounds like something is grounding out. you may have a problem with your lights as well.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2006
  3. DELBERT

    DELBERT Member
    Messages: 41

    Did Ya Figure It Out Yet Mine Does The Same Thing On My Ford Every Thing Works Exept The Plow Lights The Runing Lights Work On The Plow Just Not The Main Head Lights I Cant Get Them To Work
     
  4. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534


    We just went through the entire thing, we pulled it entirely apart painted it and cleaned it etc. I Will double check. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    one thing to check is the solonoid under the hood of your truck. i am trying to think of what would cause this to happen. try unhooking your controller and pulling up to the plow with the plow harness conected to the trucks and see what happens.
     
  6. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    I will try that tomorrow, thanks
     
  7. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    We sort of figured it out today, It turns out a broken wire we thought was a ground wasnt really a ground and that was the majority of the problem. Now the ony way the lights will work is if the little connectors that are supposed to be one way or another are the opposite of the way they should be. It isnt blowing fuses and the lights work, I'll take it for now. Thanks for your help.
     
  8. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    glad you figured it out. :)