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isolation module

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by chassisman, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. chassisman

    chassisman Junior Member
    from mich
    Messages: 5

    I just bought a used western plow, that I want to mount on my John Deere. It has a 4 post isolation module that I will not need anymore because I'm not using the lights from the plow. Is there a way to eliminate the module and just use the hand held controls to run the plow.
    Thanks
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Do you wish to use the existing 4 port control harness?
     
  3. chassisman

    chassisman Junior Member
    from mich
    Messages: 5

    module

    No, i would like to eliminate all of the harness.
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Great, if you wish to build your own harness it's nothing difficult. Are you using a joystick or handheld controller?
     
  5. chassisman

    chassisman Junior Member
    from mich
    Messages: 5

    I'm using the hand held controls
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Simply cut the mating connector plug from the old control harness (leaving some wire length of course) so you can connect it to your handheld for reuse. Then simply build off the pigtails. And using their colors as a guide goes as follows.

    • Red- to keyed ignition source
    • Orange/Black- to a GOOD grounding source. Ideally directly to the neg battery terminal.
    • Brown/Red - to small terminal on motor solenoid
    • White/Yellow- to S1 coil
    • Lt green- to S2 coil
    • Lt blue- to S3 coil

    Then just add a small ground to the other small terminal on the motor solenoid and your battery cables and you all set.
     
  7. chassisman

    chassisman Junior Member
    from mich
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for the information. I will try it and let you know how I did.

    Thanks again
    Dennis
     
  8. chassisman

    chassisman Junior Member
    from mich
    Messages: 5

    Got it all hooked up and it works great

    Thanks