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how do i ground the starter solenoid?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by LILsnowblazer, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. LILsnowblazer

    LILsnowblazer Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    there are 3 posts on the solenoid so how do i ground it if the small post recieves the wire from the switch and one post recieves a wire that runs to the pump and the finall post goes to the battery...i dont understand where to ground it..please help!
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    What are you working on? Your snowplow, or your engine starter?
  3. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    You don't need to. It doesn't need a ground. The starter is the ground in the circuit.
  4. jrjr2u

    jrjr2u Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Most likely you just ground the case and that completes the control side circuit.
    Bolt is solidly to the inner fender of the vehicle, or something similar that provides a good ground.
  5. LILsnowblazer

    LILsnowblazer Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    ok. i have a dual switch running to a meyer e47 and i cannot get the motor on the plow to enguage when i hit the toggle. i cannot find a wiring diagram anywhere. i dont know which wire goes where. i know that the black is right, red is up, and green is down, and i have a wire ran to the accessory switch...idk what to do.
  6. MNcasper

    MNcasper Junior Member
    Messages: 26

  7. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Are you trying to ground the solenoid or the pump motor? As jr said the solenoid grounds itself by the mounting tabs (make sure it's screwed to a METAL fender well, LOL). The motor just needs a lead to go back to the battery ground. Make sure you go back to the battery not just to the frame.
  8. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986