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Power lost on DXT

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by vmj, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    Lost power and head lights to my DXT three times through the night.. All three times were for a few seconds. Checked plug at front and it was not loose. Second time I checked controller plug, and that also was good.. Third time I didn't do anything and it came back on its own....
    Any body with any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,320

    Relays getting warm, ground issue ?
     
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,643

    Sounds like one of those tricky little loose ground wires
     
  4. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    Great where and how do I start looking......
     
  5. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    if it was a relay getting warm, whould that happen while I was using controller ?? Power lost was when I was driving along, and I think once while sitting.... (Long night)
     
  6. SHAWZER

    SHAWZER PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,154

    Mine was the main ground cable on the connection beside your 13 pin plug .
     
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,320

    Yes it would.
    when you were driving was the power to the plow on?
    More than likely it's a ground but don't discount the relays.
    Best way to track a ground issue is go through the wiring and check all the grounds for corrosion and tightness. if that checks oot then start looking for chaffed wires.
     
  8. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    yes power was on to plow
     
  9. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,320

    Best thing to do is check grounds and then go through the wiring if all check out.
     
  10. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    thanks, guess ill have to start poking around under the hood......
     
  11. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,320

    Unless you have a pouch of fairy dust and a wand it's you're only choice.
    Just take your time and be thorough.Thumbs Up
     
  12. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,180

    My VXT always works loose from my fusebox power tag, its not often but everytime I remove and replace it tightly the problem goes away.