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Help! Need Quick Fix

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by smokinspartan, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. smokinspartan

    smokinspartan Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    i just went outside to hook my plow up. i got a 2 year old boss v-plow. i tried plugging the plow in, and the electric hook up that has all those silver pins in it, well one broke! now the plow doesnt move, it has power to the lights but nothing else. what shoudl i do?
     
  2. big bird

    big bird Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    get a new plug
     
  3. johnslawn

    johnslawn Member
    from ma
    Messages: 90

    is pin totally broke off? sounds like your worst case ,,, try anything metal thats around size,,(finish nail?) to make a contact. you are going to need to replace harness asap.this is assuming you need to plow now, if not,,wait for boss dealer to open buy new plugs
     
  4. smokinspartan

    smokinspartan Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    yeah the pin connector broke, here is a picture

    PIC-0082.jpg
     
  5. Dailylc

    Dailylc Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Worst case is you find the wire and splice a jumper after you plug it together until you can get a new one.
     
  6. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Try using a piece of aluminum foil to make the contact
     
  7. smokinspartan

    smokinspartan Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    tried a nail. took the dremel cut it to size, crimped the connector on it. problem is, in the plastic harness, there is no wire visable or anything. just a slight small hole where the connector was. so i shoved the nail as far down as i could into the harness, dielectic greased it all, nothing. no power. this is horrible. how am i gonna get this fixed, im not that handy, i would never be able to change out the harness cord myself, do the boss service dealers make house calls?? being sunday, i cant get ahold of no one on the phone. only good thing, is i only plow my commerical buildings that i own, already lined up someone else to take care of that for me, otherwise i would be really screwed if i had contracts!
     
  8. big bird

    big bird Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    welding rod will work Ive Benn down this road before :eek:
     
  9. rredd13

    rredd13 Member
    from ontario
    Messages: 38

    lol...that is two funny....
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Do you get it resolved?

    Can you take a pic of the connector plug to show where the pin was that broke?

    For everything to be dead except the headlights (correct right?) Then it either has to be the pin for the white/black wire for the Smart Hitch switch to operate the pump motor, or it has to be the brown ground wire for the solenoid grounds...


    Now I'm assuming here that again when you said everything was dead exept the headlights, that you also tried the controller to see if the plow would respond...

    If it wouldn't do anything, even through the controller, then I can guarantee you the pin that broke is for the solenoid grounds....
     
  11. smokinspartan

    smokinspartan Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Yes got it fixed. got some thick copper wire and shoved it deep into the harness, then lined it up. had to cut out a bit of the harness to expose a good connection. hooked it up, tried the switch on the plow, didnt work, tried the joystick inside the the cab, and it had power, jiggled it a bit, then the switch outside just work, raised the plow, and i was ready to go. got out in time to take care of my lots. i was worried the connection was gonna fail, but it works perfect. gonna take it in tomorrow and get fixed proper.