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plow light toggle switch

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by mpriester, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Hello everyone, i'm new and picked up a used meyer plow that has no lights, i am putting a set of universal lights on the plow instead of forking out 400.00 for night sabers. i am going to tap into the marker and turn signal lights on the truck. my question is do i need a spdt toggle switch to run my low and high beams on the plow? any help is appreciated. i am putting this on a 2005 chevy 2500hd Thank You
  2. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    i found everything i needed. Thanks Guys
  3. Dubl0Vert

    Dubl0Vert Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    Glad you found everything! This site is an awesome resource.
  4. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Make sure you wire a relay in. If you have it/plan to have it wired to the headlight wires, it will overload the switch and burn it up. A simply relay install will serve the same function and you wont take the chance on damage.
  5. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    thats what im doing, i ordered a on off on toggle switch and a pair of relays from smith bros. my next thing is wiring the plow, i'm just a little nervous about it as i never did it before but i have worked with electric hydraulics and i have the wiring diagram for the plow and it looks fairly simple just time consuming. if anyone has any installation tips i'm all ears. Thank You
  6. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    My light switch is heating up and has stared to melt the wire connectors, what is, and how do I install the relay you were talking about, also when I was fiddling with the switch, the black wire with the fuse came off and I'm not sure where it plugs in, just a female connector hanging loose with an in line fuse dangling around
  7. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    go to smith plow repair website, they have a lot of useful information and complete wiring diagrams for installing relays for the lights or if your plow was installed by a dealer got to the plow manufacturer website and look up the wiring diagram for your set up. my lights are set up seperate from the truck headlights is why i used relays. i turn my truck headlights off and flip the toggle for my plowlights.