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Need some help solenoid

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by condo plow, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. condo plow

    condo plow Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 328

    Today I installed my mount and ran the truck side wires
    I am getting the rest of the snowdogg Vxf 8.5 SS on wed.

    I have a question about the Solenoid the one that came with my setup is different than the one in the diagram it has he bracket in the back of the Solenoid 2 terminals for pos. battery cable and 2 smaller terminals one for power the other for ground where is the ground wire suppose to go? ( which terminal ) looks like this

    ...........................s
    Power to plow. +. + power from battery
    ...........................s.
    ..................... ------ = mounting bracket
    This is how I have it setup. But the pos. wire is not connected o battery yet

    Thank you in advance
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
  2. condo plow

    condo plow Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 328

    All terminals are on top of the solenoid

    image.jpg
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2014
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,975

    So, make a jumper wire from one of the small terminals to gnd
     
  4. condo plow

    condo plow Senior Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 328

    Does it matter which small terminal gets the ground wire?
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,975

    Nope not at all
     
  6. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 446

    Correct - none of the terminals are polarity sensitive. We went with the 4-post solenoid because it's often hard to mount the solenoid to a good chassis ground.