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Light connection questions

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by jbrownie27, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. jbrownie27

    jbrownie27 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hello all.
    I'm new to the site and just bought a used pickup with a blizzard plow.
    The truck is a 2004 Chevy 2500HD and I'm not 100% sure of the plow model. I think I can make out model 76?? on the obliterated ID tag.

    The plow works flawlessly. No function issues that I can see at all. However, there is no wiring to connect the lights to. (The plow and lights appear to be wired completely separate from each other.)

    There is a toggle switch on the dash that is wired into the plow wiring harness. I followed the wires (black and green) into the engine compartment and they dead end at locking connector. I am assuming this would go to the lights?

    I spoke to a local dealer on the phone and he told me the rest of the harness must be tucked away somewhere. It's not there and he offered no other advice and claimed parts would be almost impossible to get.

    Any idea what I am missing for wiring? Any guidance is appreciated.

    Here are some photo links
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/145409797@N06/uu1889
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/145409797@N06/tQ714r
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/145409797@N06/432H20
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,677

    Can't get pics to work.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    At the grill, are there 2 connectors just hanging there?
    At the locking connector?, where does that go?

    The light bar lights, where do those connectors goto?
    Any extra relays under the hood
     
  4. jbrownie27

    jbrownie27 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Here are the links to the pictures that I took.

    There is only the main plug that goes to the plow available at the grill. Since the plow and the light bar are separate, I am assuming that I am missing at least part of the light harness.

    The locking connector is just dangling in the engine compartment and it comes from the toggle switch in the dash (First pic). The wires from the light bar are just dangling on the light bar. (Second pic) How much am I missing?

    The pics may help clear up my situation for you guys.

    Thanks for any help.

    https://www.flickr.com/gp/145409797@N06/uu1889
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/145409797@N06/tQ714r
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/145409797@N06/432H20
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    So there's no extra relays or wiring behind the grill?
    Are there any harnesses coming off the truck headlights?
     
  6. jbrownie27

    jbrownie27 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    There is nothing that I can easily see. I admit that I'm not an expert so I could be missing something.

    I will double check the truck headlight harnesses when I get home. I don't remember seeing anything that could be connected to them.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    Ok, so of nothing is there your looking at 2 options.
    Finding the wiring harness.
    Making your own light harness, and toggle switches.
    The latter would be.cheaper
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016
  8. jbrownie27

    jbrownie27 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I did some more digging and removed the headlights to get a better look at the wiring.
    There are a couple of blue splice connectors with cut wires on the turn signals. There was a ground wire connected near the plow frame that also was cut off. No wires or evidence of any splicing on the hi/low beams.
    From what I found, I can only assume the light harness was cut out of the truck.

    So, since I'm starting almost from scratch, what is the best method to build a new harness? Any advice or directions is appreciated.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    The lights were plug and play, no cutting necessary.

    If you do a search for wiring harnesses for your truck that could be a start.
    Blizzards website should be able to help you. Thinking like 2005 night be a start.
    If nothing is available used, then you can easily make one with a few relays and a switch.
     
  10. 98Chevy2500

    98Chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    The light harness should still be available, should be part # 62212. Headlight adapters are separate, depending on bulb style.
     
  11. jbrownie27

    jbrownie27 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Just an update.

    After searching eBay and talking to almost every former Blizzard dealer in the New England area with little to no help. I finally called Storks and success! Got the harness and the headlight conversion pigtails.

    Pretty simple installation and everything works as it should.

    One question: Is there a preferred place to permanently mount the relays? There are two for each side of the harness. The wiring harness has a little slack to route them around, but not enough to go very far from the front of the truck. That area is pretty congested with the battery on one side and the air box on the other. For now, I have them tucked away under the headlights and zip tied in place. Just wondering what others have done for permanent placement.

    FYI: The part number for the harness was B62212 and the headlight conversion kit was B62223.