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Plow controls in door panel

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by wyldman, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Posting this for Wilburn Parks as he was having trouble with the pics.

    As per his e-mail request : For the people who like left handed controls I made this hook-up with a meyers slick stick and a home made wiring harness. I have it hooked up to 2 Blizzards and 1 Boss plow and the original controls still work. Of course this doesn't control the wings on the Blizzards. This mount is in a Ford so I don't know if this will work in a chevy or Dodge. All I did was drill hole in plastic then on the backside you have to cut some ribbing in the plastic panel. Ran the wiring with the stock harness in door. Any questions please ask away and I will try to answer them. Thanks wyldman if you can do this or even not thanks for trying.
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Cannot seem to post pics,getting FTP errors.Will try again later.
  3. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    FTP errors

    I am having the same problem
  4. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Chris, 4 push button switches and your in business for the wings. Superduty door panel as a summer spare might be a thought too. Been setting up some for die hard fisher guys to run this winter. You can also put rockers in below the window switches.

  5. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Now that the errors are fixed.I'll post his pic on tues morning when I get back in the office.
  6. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Here is the pic I edited for him.
  7. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Door panel controls.


    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,304

    what a great idea

    im going to have to look at the door panel on my dodge

  9. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    looks nice, I welded my slick stick mounting tab to the door itself and it wasnt quite right, that is real slick
  10. LandscapeEscape77

    LandscapeEscape77 COPPA Member
    Messages: 26

    looks like a good idea...less stuff to worry about breaking off etc......just becareful how you lay your arm down otherwise you will be unlocking your doors and rolling your windows up and down for the entire storm:dizzy:
  11. sno-mover

    sno-mover Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Thats pretty cool:cool:
  12. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    I think that would be a safety issue , too close to window controls.

  13. Bighammer

    Bighammer Member
    Messages: 99

    I'm interested in doing something similar. I don't have a plow controller and hope that I can buy the parts to do something like that. Where did the "stick" come from? Not sure what I need to ask for:confused:

    I have manual windows (remember cranks? :D ) so I have a lot of room for plow switches. If I can't find a stick reasonably, I might do a pair of momentary double throw rocker switches or something like that.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2003
  14. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    The stick is just an off the shelf slik stick from Meyer.
  15. Wilburn Parks

    Wilburn Parks PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 64

    The switch is made by Meyers and I think it is called a slick stick. Don't buy the wiring harness with it because it won't fit under the panel. You have to make your own with wire and female push-ons.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2003
  16. flatbed

    flatbed Member
    Messages: 36

    do you have a power shut of on it any were??the controls for my blazer are on the center console wear the cup holder was.....if i lay my arm just rite it will drop the blade...not good at 40 mph on the highway
  17. Wilburn Parks

    Wilburn Parks PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 64

    I have mine wired into my blizzard control box so it still works so when I turn it off no power to the door switch either, and I never have had any problem with my hand hitting window switches.
  18. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    I smell a voided warranty if it still exists .But if , for some odd reason need the blizz to be serviced , which I doubt , I'd do a quick swap back to the o.e.m. part.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2003
  19. Wilburn Parks

    Wilburn Parks PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 64

    I still have stock box mounted on flip down center arm rest, so I can still use wings on plow. I also have switch hooked up to boss plow on F-650. I just like left hand controls. The guy who drives that truck usually likes them on the right. I really don't see why this would void warranty but their both old enough to be out of warrant any ways.
  20. Santo

    Santo Banned
    Messages: 255

    Day 1) Dealer installs plow
    Day2)You install different control module other than O.E.M..
    Day3)Plow does not work.
    Day4)Return truck to dealer with your switch module still intact for diagnosis.

    Day 4)Warranty is voided.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2003