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Minute Mount 2 Not Working Need Help

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by lpstroker, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. lpstroker

    lpstroker Junior Member
    from C
    Messages: 10

    I have a Minute Mount 2, 3 Plug that will not work. The lights on the plow work, but the plow will not move up or angle. The red light on the joy stick is on. When I try to move the plow I hear a clicking but it sounds like it's under the dash, but I followed the harness and it just goes through the firewall, then the harness splits. I tested the solenoid on the fender I have power coming in from the battery on one big lug (Put test light from from - on battery to big lug) then I tested the other big lug (same way and the other lug) had nothing when I hit the switch. I tested the two small lugs on the solenoid (put the test light to the + of the battery and then to the each lug.) The light was lit prior to hitting the switch on one lug and when I hit the switch the light flickered. The other lug stayed lit the whole time. I checked the in line fuses (a 7.5 amp and a 15 amp) and the fuses were good and had power on both sides.
     
  2. Saber

    Saber Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    have you posted this in the "Fisher Plow" section?
     
  3. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Replace the relay (solenoid).
     
  4. lpstroker

    lpstroker Junior Member
    from C
    Messages: 10

    I tried an extra solenoid I had and had the same results.
     
  5. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Check the two small wires at the relay for power... Test light connected to the negative side of the battery... while you operate the controller.
     
  6. lpstroker

    lpstroker Junior Member
    from C
    Messages: 10

    I did. Prior to operating the switch the light was lit on both terminals (I tried each separately). When I tried it on the one side the light flickered slightly, but did not go off completely.
     
  7. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Your previous post said you had the test light connected to the positive side of the battery when you did this... No?
     
  8. lpstroker

    lpstroker Junior Member
    from C
    Messages: 10

    Sorry. I also tested those terminals that way when I first started to trouble shoot this. The light did not light up on either terminal. That's why I tested it the other way. I know some solenoids operate that way.
     
  9. lpstroker

    lpstroker Junior Member
    from C
    Messages: 10

    I just went out to look at something and fired up the truck and noticed that the light on the controller lit up prior when I just turned the key to the on position prior to starting the truck, after the truck was started the light went out for about 30-seconds, then came back on. I tried to raise the plow and it worked. I angled the blade and that worked. I returned the blade to its straight position, then tried to angle it again and it did not work. The head lights dimmed and then the truck head lights came on. When I let off the controller the truck lights went off and the plow lights came back on. While I was trying to angle the blade and it didn't work I could hear a clicking sound that sounded like it was in the dash (Like a relay clicking on and off.) I also noticed that when I tried to angle the blade and it did not work the battery light on the truck came on.
     
  10. lpstroker

    lpstroker Junior Member
    from C
    Messages: 10

    Ended up being a bad battery terminal end. It was a junction looking thing that look like it was a factory battery terminal cable end. The solenoid was getting a enough juice to light up a test light but not enough to run the plow. I put a marine battery terminal to the battery post and put new terminal ends on all the cables and bam, all fixed. Thanks for the help.