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Plow issues

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by Gbh, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Gbh

    Gbh Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hello, I'm new to plowing snow. I bought a lightly used Boss snowplow and had it installed by a dealer on my 2006 Chevrolet 2500HD. Have used it now for two storms. This morning I was two hours into plowing and the plow would not work? It is in the raised position angled to the right. The plow lights work, the hand held controller in the cab has power to the angle left and right buttons but NO power to the raise and lower button. Does all power go through that button? Are these controllers known to go bad?
    I appreciate any and all help! Thank you!!
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,968

    Yes all power goes through the controller. Can you try another one?
     
  3. Gbh

    Gbh Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I don't have one readily available. Thinking that I'll get another one and if it fixes it great. If not then I'll have one on hand. Again I can not hear the motor at all. If the control valve was stuck...... Would I hear the motor at all? Or would it be more likely that the controller is the issue?
     
  4. gusdust

    gusdust Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Before buying a new controller, check the wiring connections. Start with the rectangular plug on the front of the truck. Make sure the pins are clean and pushed together tightly. If they seem fine, you might want to remove the front cover on the pump/motor. Check all the wiring connections there. The dealer should be able to help you out. Did you buy the plow from them? Good luck.
     
  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Check your solenoid. Have some one press the remote, and you jump it with a screwdriver
     
  6. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,830

    or take it to a dealer
     
  7. Gbh

    Gbh Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I put my bride in the truck, she held the down button. I then crossed the two large terminals, I then heard the motor run. However it still would not lower the plow. When the motor ran it sounded like the plow was at its end and would not go any further. I pulled off the front cover that exposes the motor. All connections were on and tight.
    I bought the plow from an individual and had the dealer install it.
     
  8. Gbh

    Gbh Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    As well the large plugs from the truck to the plow were clean and had been coated with dielectric grease.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,968

    Down, the motor does not run. You would need to test light the coils and see if your getting power to the lower coil
     
  10. Gbh

    Gbh Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I'll give that a try tomorrow.
    Thank you!
     
  11. jonniesmooth

    jonniesmooth Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I had my wire for the "down" solenoid break, we ran a replacement and put a quick connect under the hood.
     
  12. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Thats interesting... Just last week, my buddy had the same thing happen with his. The orange (down solenoid power/hot) wire had power up to where it goes down by the grill and nothing at the plug. We butt connected from where we had power to the replacement plug and it is working again. I wonder if that is a common issue. To the op, first thing to do is make sure the connections by the bumper (truck and plow harness) come together. Too many times, they work themselfs loose and will cause issues you have.