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Older western "Joy Stick" wiring diagram?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by chopcor, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. chopcor

    chopcor Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Hi guys- just picked up an older western p/a plow with the joystick- It has a black wire coming out of the joystick housing, and I'm not sure how it's supposed to be wired, as the former owner removed it from the truck before I bought it- Any help? Thanks, Stan
  2. Ian

    Ian Member
    Messages: 96

    Did you try the western website?

    I managed to put a wire harness setup from a late 80's chevy into a 96 dodge by the information from the website. Go there and select the publication library section and go from there.
    I printed out the directions for the chevy and the dodge, laided them out side by side and figured it out. It is a really simple system.
  3. rancherman84

    rancherman84 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    the black wire goes to the solenoid,its just a ground(thats why its black):D that completes the circuit when you move the control lever
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    The black wire goes to a small terminal on the motor solenoid,. you will jump a hot wire from the large hot wire coming from the battery to the other small terminal.