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No power to ultra control

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by glenn L78, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. glenn L78

    glenn L78 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I have a 3 plug ultra,hooked up last night and no power to blade or controller,check 4 fuses under hood, all OK,wire from control harness to fuse box has power,solenoid has power on battery cable,no power on small pos wire,is there a fuse some where I missed? any help appreciated, Thanks
     
  2. MikeA5150

    MikeA5150 Member
    Messages: 57

    Mine did the same thing and it turned out to be where it was wired to the fuse box. There was power using a test light but not enough to make it run properly.
     
  3. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Same thing happened to my other truck with an ultra mount. There was a 6 amp inline fuse to the controller that was blown. It's an odd sized fuse that 2 auto stores did not carry. I had to get them from a western dealer. They come in a 5 pack for about $12.
     
  4. glenn L78

    glenn L78 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    can only find 4 fuses under hood and none in line to controler,only orange wire to fuse box, am I missing something?
     
  5. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Mine is a 3 port, 2 plug wiring system. It has a red wire coming out of the harness with an inline fuse to the joystick controller. You mentioned an orange wire to the fuse panel so maybe we have different styles.
     
  6. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Here is the Western Mechanics guide;
    http://library.westernplows.com/ddcommon/dd_pdf/pdfs/27097_061503_web.pdf

    On page 17 is the 9-pin harness and page 18 is the 12 pin harness. Find the solenoid controller on either page. It is located to the right, about the middle of the page. You will see an inline fuse on a red wire. That fuse is a 6 amp (sfe) and that's the one that made mine stop working.
     
  7. glenn L78

    glenn L78 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    fuse is fine, still no power to controller,hve power to red wire, no power at control plug, all fuses good,scratching my head
     
  8. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    The board might be fried inside the controller. Do you have a back-up to test if a new controller would work? If not, do you know someone who has the same controller? Don't wait, snow is coming soon in our area!
     
  9. glenn L78

    glenn L78 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Thanks for all your help, I tried a new controller today,no dice,its got me, Im taking it some where in the morning, Thanks Again
     
  10. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    Where are you taking it? Let me know the outcome, I am curious.
    p.s. you had mentioned that you checked the solenoid, did you replace that also?
     
  11. glenn L78

    glenn L78 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    found broken wire inside one of the harnesses,close to plug,had to replace harness,ouch!
    but back in biz
     
  12. plowzilla

    plowzilla Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    good to hear.