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headlight electrical connectors ...

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by ghlkal, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. ghlkal

    ghlkal Member
    Messages: 83

    Hi, I’m new to Sno-way plows. I have a new 26 series on my Silverado. My “problem” is the headlight connectors fit *very* tightly. So tightly it takes me 10 minutes to wiggle them apart. I’d really like to remove my plow from the truck at times, but it takes me so long to unplug the lights that I’m getting a little frustrated :mad:. I realize there should be a tight seal there, but I don’t have a problem with the main power connector. So, am I just too weak, is there a trick, or …

    TIA,

    Gary
     
  2. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    1. Is the red locking tab in the unlocked position
    2. Are you pushing on the little spring tab when attempting to pull the two halves apart?
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Also a little di electric grease will act as a lubricant, be careful too much will create a seal and the suction will make it difficult to separate them.
     
  4. ghlkal

    ghlkal Member
    Messages: 83

    1 - yes
    2 - oh oh ... :confused: where's the tab? (I guess I'd better dig out the manual)

    Thanks
     
  5. ghlkal

    ghlkal Member
    Messages: 83

    I was thinking the same thing. I did add a little dielectric grease the last time. But first, I'd better find that spring tab. :eek:

    Thanks
     
  6. ghlkal

    ghlkal Member
    Messages: 83

    got it!

    Thanks for not making me feel like an idiot :eek:

    Once you press the spring tab, it works a lot better ...

    Here's a pic for anyone else that might have missed this
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    Although the manual doesn't mention this, I guess it should be obvious. I assumed that the locking tab was the only thing to worry about.

    ghl
     
  7. schuitb

    schuitb Member
    Messages: 95

    Those exposed wires

    Hi, I'm curious if anyone has had the wires between the connector and harness ever break.. I personally thought that ice coming over the plow will cut or break some of the wires.. especially the wires for the controller..

    thanks..