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Meyer Switch question

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mcs lawn rescue, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. mcs lawn rescue

    mcs lawn rescue Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    hi i vae the two toggle switches to replace and of course i didnot write down what went to where. please help! they are numbers on the pics, both are exactle the same so i only took one pic but i need to replace both



    chris

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  2. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Is that your plow light change over switch?
     
  3. mcs lawn rescue

    mcs lawn rescue Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    no it is the controll for up down, and one for left right.

    chris
     
  4. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    I am not that familiar with meyer but usually the center pin is a ground. So use 2 and 3. Check with voltmeter first for voltage in each wire and continuity. That's assuming the wires are still matched in pairs.
     
  5. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Just guessing because I'm not there to see the wires.

    1- lift plow
    2- pump on
    3-ground
    4-down plow

    or reverse 1 and 4
     
  6. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Raise - Lower Switch
    1)White wire - goes to solenoid under hood
    2)Red wire - goes to B - Coil on pump
    3)Black wire - goes to #3 on other switch
    4)Black wire - goes to A coil on pump

    Angle Switch
    1)White wire - Jumps to terminal 4 same switch and jumps to 1 terminal other switch, eventually ends up at solenoid under hood.
    2)Green wire - goes to C coil on pump
    3)Black wire goes to battery power, also jumps to terminal 3 other switch
    4)See 1

    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2004
  7. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    The wiring diagram can be downloaded from the Meyers web site. If needed.
     
  8. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    well meyer is certainly more complicated than blizzard. Guess I better stick to my own. Isn't there a controller instead of toggle swithes?
     
  9. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    The toggle switches are the oldest style of controlling a Meyers plow. A good inexpensive up grade would be to switch to a slick stik. I have one in one of my trucks and after using it you won't go back to toggle switches. I prefer the touch pad though. I have those in the other three trucks. We also built a box with switches in it as a back-up, in case one of the touch pads fail.
     
  10. mcs lawn rescue

    mcs lawn rescue Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    jmr could you break that down a little for me??

    chris
     
  11. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    I thought I had broken it down, but I will try simpler terms.

    Raise Lower Switch
    Terminal #
    1) usually white wire - goes to motor solenoid ( solenoid under your hood) wire goes to the small terminal. This wire makes the pump turn on.
    2)usually red wire, goes to the B coil on pump(coil with the red wire)
    3) usually black wire (this is the power wire) 12volt +
    4)Also usually black wire - goes to A coil on pump(coil with black wire)

    Angle Switch
    Terminal #
    1)Usually white wire - usually same wire as above switch. Also goes to terminal 4 of this switch. This is the wire that goes to the solenoid under hood.(small terminal) this wire makes the pump turn on.
    2)Usually green wire. Goes to C coil on pump. Coil with green wire.
    3)Usually black wire. This is the 12 volt power wire.
    4)same as #1 this switch

    I don't know how to explain it any differently than this.

    I have given you the Meyers factory colors used on their wiring looms. Some of the wires jump from one switch to the other. I did note this.

    Example: Wire on terminal 1 raise and lower switch also goes to terminal 1 & 4 on the angle switch.
    The power wire on both switches is terminal 3. 12 volts with key ON.
     
  12. mcs lawn rescue

    mcs lawn rescue Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    sorry to bother you about this i thought this is what this is all about to ask questions of the people with the knowledge sorry.


    chris
     
  13. JMR

    JMR Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Don't be sorry. It was not a problem. Frustration from my work may have slipped into the tone of my post. I hope the info was of help to you and you got everything working by now. I tried to be as clear as possible. If you need more assistance let me know. I will try to help.