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Lights dimming?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by padec21, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. padec21

    padec21 Member
    from ct
    Messages: 63

    I noticed the plow lights on my MM1 dim when ever I raise or move the plow. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Pennings Garden

    Pennings Garden Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 242

    more then it used to?? your light will always dim just a little, even with a duall battery setup on our trucks.
    Hoever, The plow on our 05 dump started doing it real bad this fall when I started to prep them for the season. without me knowing it this was a sign that the pump motor was going bad. and yes, when I needed the plow for the first time this season (yesterday) it would not move at all and I had to get the motor replaced in a hurry late the night before the storm...
     
  3. TurfKing360

    TurfKing360 Member
    Messages: 67

    Not only could it be a pump going bad it could also be a sign of corrosion in the battery cables or plow wiring or it could be a sign of both bad cells in your battery or an alternator going bad. We had this happen a number of times over the years.
     
  4. JVRLandscaping

    JVRLandscaping Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    It could be your alternator. Keep an eye on your volt gauge. Also you can try checking the alternator; if you have it running, take a big flat screwdriver and hold it firmly on a ridge of the black ring in the center of the alternator (sorry i just don't know exactly what to call it haha). Put your ear up to the end of the handle of fthe screwdriver, if it whines, you need a new alternator. You can also check the battery with a volt meter or take it to autozone and get it checked.