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My lights suck too

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by jeremy85, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    I am going to install my plow lights on to the frame and decided to check/test them before I did in case I had to replace them.

    The wire harness I have was hacked all up with no plugs. So I stripped the end of each wire that comes out of the light.

    I hooked up the ground wire to negative on the battery and went thru the wires, touching each to positive, to see what color ran what bulb.

    I got each blinker/running light to work.

    But only one head light beam seems to work on each light, i think its the low beam.
    Its like both high beams are out.

    I know this is possible but seems unlikely for both high beams to be out.

    Do I need to hook up more then one wire for high beam or what could I be missing here?
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Depends on what style of lights you have, how many wires they have, what colors they are, and if they have one or two grounds as to how you need to wire them.

    But of course yes, it is possible both beams are burned out too.
     
  3. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    How can I tell what model of lights I have?
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    A pic of the plugs and lights would be most helpful.
     
  5. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    The lights have no plugs, they were cut off by the guy I bought it from.
    I will get a pic of the lights tonight.
    thanks
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Since there's no plugs just post the wire colors along with a pic, not a major issue.
     
  7. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

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    The red wire I have going to the battery and the white goes to a ground, Just for testing.:nod:
    The white is spiced into white, the red into the green (low beam) and the yellow (running light)
    The blue is the blinker. I assume the red is high beam?
     
  8. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    bump for help
     
  9. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Hi

    It appears that you have an aftermarket headlamp system, Grote to the best of my knowledge is not an OEM supplier to Meyer plow,

    Your headlamp harness may be after market as well which may require several questions to be answered. Here's a Few questions to start :


    1) How many wires go to your toggle switch? 6 or 12?

    2) Are there any rubber 5 or 6 pin plugs coming off of your light harness?

    3) What year make, model is your truck?

    4) What number is on your trucks headlamp bulb?

    I can tell you this that you will need to be patient when working through this , unless you want a quick resolve, which would be spending $300 for a Saber light kit with the proper headlamp adapters for a plug and play , down and dirty completion to your problem.

    Jay
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes Jay's correct they're the aftermarket Grote manufactured lights.

    Colors should be:

    Red- Hi beam
    Green- Low beam
    Yellow- marker lights
    Blue- Turn
    White- Ground
     
  11. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    so red to positive and white to ground should turn on the high beam

    neither of my high beams work

    are replacement bulbs available for this thing off the shelf at an auto parts store?
     
  12. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sure, they're just standard issue sealed beams as available from any auto parts store.
     
  13. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    i have no light toggle switch
    no plugs, they have been cut off
    97 dodge dakota
    2E1 sealed beam wagner halogen
     
  14. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    saaaweet
    thanks man
     
  15. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Hi

    Well I would suggest that you may want to start building a proper wiring harness, or buy one

    I would suggest you look for a Factory Meyer/ Truck light wiring harness with the 12 pole toggle switch, and a set of Dodge headlamp adapter plugs, then splice a set of 5 pin plugs on your existing headlamps. Storks snowplows in PA. currently has a E-bay listing for this harness ,with a $70 buy it now price, you may want to contact them for the harness and adapters, probably will run you around $120 for everything you will need .

    Another choice is Mills supply has a complete Truck Lite kit with the harness and 12 pole switch for $209.10 + $56 for the Dodge adapters Kit # is 80900 tel # 1800-888-5072

    Then sell your old lights on e-bay, probably will get $35-$50 right now.


    Jay

    Jay
     
  16. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    I replaced both bulbs and both high beams now work.
    I am going to build my own harness that is independent of my vehicle lights.
    I'm only going to integrate the blinkers.
    thanks to all