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Hiniker plow won't raise, HELP!

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by randombilly2, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. randombilly2

    randombilly2 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I believe its a hiniker 2801. I bought it used and its been sitting for about 5 years. hooked everything up, and it functions side to side just fine but wont raise. when I lower it the float light comes on and stays on unless I shut the joystick off. when I try to raise it I don't hear any clicks and the motor doesnt run. Bad joystick? I'm switching from westerns so this is my first experience with a Hiniker plow.
     
  2. randombilly2

    randombilly2 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Update: looks like to lift the plow you just run the motor? I open the controller up and jumped the power to the orange motor wire in the controller and the plow raised up. does this mean its a bad controller?
     
  3. trustyrusty

    trustyrusty Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    Not sure but you can get just the little joystick and it just plugs in to the controller. I say try that first. JMHO
     
  4. randombilly2

    randombilly2 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    That's what I was thinking but when I open the controller the joystick plugs look a little different than the replacement ones. Is there a older model controller with a different joystick?
     
  5. randombilly2

    randombilly2 Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Turned out to be a bad controller.