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Having problems with my lights on plow and truck please help!

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Roy23, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Roy23

    Roy23 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hey guys i was wondering if you could help me out with my problem. What happened was i have a unimount Western Plow on a 00 Ford F350, and when i turn on the truck non of the lights on my dashboard were working nor the plow lights. So i tried on the turn signals and those do work on both the truck and the plow i never had something like this happen to me before i replaced one of the relays and still no go. The plow work fines it goes up and down just the lights are what is stopped working so if you guys could help me out i would appreaciate it thanks!
     
  2. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    LIGHT TEST all your fuses.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Do they work when you unplug the plow?
     
  4. Roy23

    Roy23 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Yes I replaced two that didnt work but still didn't fix the problem
     
  5. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Lack of dash lights is throwing me off. Very strange. Ive had a myriad of electrical issues with my F350 this season due to an effed up plow.

    As basher asked. Do the dash and head lights operate normally
    with the plow unplugged?
     
  6. Roy23

    Roy23 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    No they don't work even if I unplug them
     
  7. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    Start looking at the harness for something grounding out. I am unfamiliar with your plow, but it sounds like there is an issue there if your under dash fuses are all proper. But that also in itself should have popped a fuse.
     
  8. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    am I reading this right, all your lights work except for your dash lights?
     
  9. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    No. His headlights don't work too.
     
  10. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    AND the blinker lights work on the dash so it doesn't sound like a bad dash.
     
  11. Roy23

    Roy23 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Exactly only the turn signals work both on the dash and on the plow so idk where I could start to fix the problem I already changed two fuses
     
  12. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    do you have brake lights . do you have trailer plug .
     
  13. Roy23

    Roy23 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Yes the brake lights do u work, and no i don't have a trailer plugged in right now
     
  14. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    i didnt mean trailer pluged in, i ment trailer plug .mine went bad at connection caused me to lose dash lights and brake lights i unpluged trailer plug out of truck harness in back . replaced fuse now all work. just a thought . good luck, but i still had head lights and turn signals and tail lights :waving:
     
  15. Roy23

    Roy23 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Thank you...I was just wondering could it be the relay heads?
     
  16. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,935

    sounds like the headlight switch or the mulifunction switch
    pull out the headlight switch and test light the wires coming outta the dimmer switch.
     
  17. Roy23

    Roy23 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    I have another situation idk if u guys have had it happen before...my tail lights don't light up but the brake lights work and tonight I might have to go and plow snow at night but I was wondering if I could buy something temporary to make my rear visible at night like at a Walmart or auto parts store
     
  18. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,935

    Again. Sounds like multifunction switch. What have you found out so far
     
  19. Roy23

    Roy23 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    It was the multifunction switch
     
  20. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,935

    Ok gotcha.....