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plow parking light ?

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by ticki2, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Plow directionals work but no park light . Lights have 2 double element bulbs which both work on directional but no park light , is this normal ?MM2 on a '02 GMC .
     
  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    I had the same problem on my MM1 but never figure it out before I sold it. Have you checked all the pins in the wiring harness connector? Make sure that none of them are rusty, bent, missing, or broken. Then make sure that the connections have a good coat of grease. Maybe replace the four bulbs. Might run you $7 at AutoZone. Start with the simple things first.
     
  3. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    HAHAHAHA, Same exact problem. Just noticed it. Took of the cover and saw that both of the bulbs work with directionals but no parking lights....Mine is a 2005 X Blade. Dam fisher. I am sure its a wiring issue. I was going to buy some Intensifires yesterday to rid of the problem, but I understand Fisher is having a lot of trouble with those lights. 2 Parking lights wont make or break me for now.....Your not alone out there
     
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Are you sure that the marker light feed for the plow lights is even hooked up on the truck side or that you dont have a broken wire for the marker ligth feed on the truck side.

    Pull the drivers side marker/turn lamp assy out on the truck and check to see that the purple wire is connected to the truck marker wire (should be a blue wire).
     
  5. tkrepairs

    tkrepairs Senior Member
    from maine
    Messages: 186

    its the two wires from the harness that need to be spliced properly to your parking lights. i had that issue too, but i cant remember which one goes where. i ended up stripping all 3 wires back and splicing them via process of elimination because the manuals online are useless. i have an 02 chevy, and if i get the chance ill take a look, but if i remember right i weatherproofed the crap out of them and wont be able to see what goes where.

    the dual element bulbs serve their purpose. one element is for the parking lights, the dim element. and the blinkers are the bright element. one would think that one bulb would be the blinker and the other the parking light, but if wired wrong once again the parking light may end up being brighter than the blinker making it useless.

    and make sure when you make your connections that you dont reverse them and get the previously mentioned problem - bright parking lights and dim blinkers. good luck it shouldnt take anymore than a half hour to test, connect and clean up.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2007
  6. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    $8 test light eliminates guess work and tells you exactly were things are:dizzy::D
     
  7. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Hehe , made that investment many years ago . Have been running MM1 for years and always had both . The MM2 is new for me so wasn't sure what to expect . I know I can make it work with park light , wasn't sure if it was supose to or not . I'll check the wiring and see whats up.
     
  8. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    I'll check that out , thanks for the tip
     
  9. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    Make sure you have the pump plugged in when testing. It gets the ground from the ground wire on the pump. I was testing and scratching my head on that one.
     
  10. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Well guys , mistery solved . Checked the wiring at the park light splice and it was spliced to the gound instead of the park wire . Switched wires and everything works as it should.
     
  11. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    It's always something simple.
     
  12. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Mine had nothing to do with the wiring. Both bulbs were bad....EVEN THOUGH they both fully functioned with the hadards/blinkers.....
     
  13. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Both drivers side park filements was bad also.
     
  14. Arc Burn

    Arc Burn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Who installed this plow and how long ago?
     
  15. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    Not sure , bought it last spring used. What difference would it make , someone mixed up the black and brown wire , I've done worse myself at times.

    BTW used to spend some time over your way as a kid , have some cousins in Palenville.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2007