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odd setup...

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by brickslayer, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. brickslayer

    brickslayer Member
    Messages: 70

    I have 99 dodge diesel. Installed boss 13pin truckside. (Which is my 3rd time on same style truck) Here's my problem, I bought the truck used and previous owner installed HID lights. They are wired to factory headlight plug on passenger side ONLY then ran jumper wires over to driver side. So basically two headlights running off passenger headlight plug. When hooking up the plow harness I just used the passenger (rightside) to tie into headlights. Everything seemed to be fine, the plow/truck switch turned truck headlights on and off.

    UNTIL last night I tried to use brights on the truck and the headlights turn off!? Anyone have any theories??? Is it because I only plugged in one side of the harness? I'm aware of that plug you leave standard for dodge and reversed for chevy ect. But I don't know what the reason for it. I don't want to start switching things around without knowing what I'm doing.
     
  2. brickslayer

    brickslayer Member
    Messages: 70

    To be noted, I haven't hooked a plow to the truck yet. So I'm not sure how the plow will function or if the plow lights will turn off on bright. Waiting on plow to be rewired from 11pin to 13pin. I have other boss plows that I can hook up if needed for diagnosis. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  3. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Some HID lights are for low beam only.
     
  4. brickslayer

    brickslayer Member
    Messages: 70

    My high beams worked prior to installation of wire harness.
     
  5. PLC1985

    PLC1985 Member
    Messages: 46

    I'd love to see an answer to this issue you have as I have the same problem, I had my boss plow installed "professionall" 4 years ago. Since that day I haven't had high beams. When I pull the multifunctions switch for high beams all lights on my truck shut off. This is on a 2001 F250. Very strange. Haven't worried much about it, just never use high beams. But definately curious what is going on here.
     
  6. brickslayer

    brickslayer Member
    Messages: 70

    Wondering what the "professional" said about your setup? Also are you running aftermarket HID's for truck headlight?
     
  7. PLC1985

    PLC1985 Member
    Messages: 46

    Well unfortunately I never went back to ask...at the time the closest boss dealer to me was about an hour n 20 mins away and I didn't care to bring it all the way back there...wish I had at this point...no I don't have any aftermarket hid's
     
  8. brickslayer

    brickslayer Member
    Messages: 70

    Well, that makes me think there's some common conclusion with the plow wire harness itself. Anyone want to pop in and lead us in some kinda direction. I can't live without brights!
     
  9. brickslayer

    brickslayer Member
    Messages: 70

    Nobody has a clue???
     
  10. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    If you don't have a HI/LOW HID bulb, then you wont have HI Beams. Most guys run low beam only.
     
  11. brickslayer

    brickslayer Member
    Messages: 70

    I do have hi/low hid's. 6 post above I mentioned how they worked prior to installing plow harness.