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meyer E47 Electrical Short Problem

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by cm70, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. cm70

    cm70 Junior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 8

    Finally got around to hooking up my plow only to find it shorts out when I try to lower it.

    Whenever I try to lower the plow it blows the 20amp fuse. It raises and angles fine. The 20amp fuse controls the A/C Clutch, maintenance reminder light, speed control, Transmission oil temp light, and snow plow control solenoids (not sure if anything other than the snow plow solenoids matter for troubleshooting).

    I have inspected all the wires and checked all of the connections, everything looks ok. I did replace the "A" solenoid two years ago, so I checked the wire connection from the A solenoid where it plugs into the harness and it looked worn so I respliced it, but it still shorted. If I remember right it is the A solenoid that lowers the plow (B raises and C angles right).

    Any ideas on troubleshooting? I plan on running out tomorrow and stocking up on 20amp fuses so I can test it and hopefully fix this before the snow comes...
  2. Plowlikehell

    Plowlikehell Member
    Messages: 73

    Take the wire off the solenoid and try it with a new fuse. If it blows the fuse again, its in the wire. if not, its in the solenoid.

    For testing the wire, I would use a ohm meter and set it on diode test ( most DVOM's have a beep when you have flow). and hook one end to the wire, and the other to the neg on the battery. If you get a solid beep, start wiggling the harness and listen for the beep to either quit, or studdler. this should get you close to your shorted wire.

    good luck!