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Plow wiring question

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by Wyosnow, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Wyosnow

    Wyosnow Junior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 13

    I just bought a 7? year old Hiniker 2753 that was mounted on a late model Ford. (Craigslist of course)
    I am hooking it up on a '11 GMC 2500.
    Most of the wiring is pretty straight foward. The harness is from a Ford, so the headlight plugs will not fit, and a new harness is out of budget.
    I would rather not go through the hassle of pulling the headlamp assembly out and cutting into my truck wiring harness.

    My question is this: Looking at the wiring diagram, it appears that if I hooked up a (fused) 12v supply to the green wire on the headlight plug and ground the white wire the plow will think the truck is supplying the power to the plow low beam lights. If I am correct, I would manually turn the truck lights off and could turn the plow lights on or off with the remote.

    I realise this would not allow me to use the high beams on the plow but this plow would only be used for a 1/2 mile driveway.

    Has anyone tried anything like this?
    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jimmy_B

    Jimmy_B Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    As far as I know the harnesses are all the same. No need to replace the whole thing, the portion that plugs into your truck lights is replaceable with one that fits your brand.
     
  3. Wyosnow

    Wyosnow Junior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 13

    Thanks Jimmy, I will look into that.
     
  4. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    The headlight adapter you need should be less than $175 (unless you have an old grey loom harness) ... it will save you a whole lot of frustration.
     
  5. Wyosnow

    Wyosnow Junior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 13

    Thanks for the help and ideas. I am doing this on the cheap (trying to keep the total budget at $2k or less). If anyone was curious, the idea did work. By bringing in power to the harness, I have low beam plow lights that can be turned on by the plow controller. Turn signals work, but no parking lights or high beams. This should be good enough for back roads in Wyoming.
    Thanks again
     
  6. Wyosnow

    Wyosnow Junior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 13

    I thought I would post a pix of the finished product.
    Thanks.

    small.jpg
     
  7. Jimmy_B

    Jimmy_B Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Looks nice!
     
  8. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    Where in the Cowboy state are you from?
     
  9. Wyosnow

    Wyosnow Junior Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 13

    Just East of Cheyenne
     
  10. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    Ah, looks like Pine Buffs. I have family in Albin.
     
  11. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    Start saving or looking for a new cutting edge, looks like you will need one soon. Good luck this year.
     
  12. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,315

    I see the cutting edge squad of the RCMP are on top of things.....:laughing:

    Looks like he's mainly doing his driveway which is probably dirt and his edge will last a long time as doing that type of plowing, but you knew that.Thumbs Up
     
  13. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,866

    lol of course I knew that, but you know as well as me, once you got a plow it's only a matter of time before he doing the neighbor, close by family, your friend, then maybe a coworker, then before you know it your on here talking about what to charge or how to start your snow removal co.