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Problems Need help ... ASAP blizzard LT680 plow

Discussion in 'Blizzard Plows Discussion' started by puredreamz, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Basically ran the wiring according to manual. This is whats going on the hydraulic pump is basically always on.

    i ve attached some pics highlighted one everytime i tap the red 4 gauge wire from the yellow connector everything works but its constantly on. weird.

    Another thing where the hydraulics are under the black cover theres a red wire 4 gauge that isnt hooked up to anything but it has a ring terminal on it... WEIRD again i followed it and its attached to the same harness red braided sleeve as the joystick harness.

    * need help ASAP the seasons about to start.

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  2. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    give me an email, jon@ pristineproperty.ca
     
  3. 4700dan

    4700dan Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 329

    Sounds like a ground problem
     
  4. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    The Anderson plug (yellow 2 conductor) is not stock. The extra lead under the cover is probably the stock red power conductor in the single plug harness. If the solenoid is wired correctly and the plow comes on whenever plugged in, then your solenoid is stuck in the closed position.
     
  5. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    dont think its a ground problem all grounds are off the battery.

    fastjohnny, possibility the solenoid is no good? but if it wasnt good it wouldnt lift up or down
     
  6. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    also red wire that i mentioned is not connected under the hydraulic cover is not even part of the yellow connector its part of the same harness that the joystick wires are wrapped in the red braided sleeve.
     
  7. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Yeah, that's what I'm saying. Your original power lead is not connected, obviously there must have been a problem, thus someone added the yellow plug. You should have the main ground attached to the battery.

    Go to your owners manual and verify all correct wiring. If, when you plug it in the motor runs, then the solenoid must be stuck in the closed position, allowing current to flow all the time. OR one of your control switches might be fried, but I'd bet on the solenoid first.
     
  8. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    ok i ll check it out and ur saying that anderson plug isnt part of the blizzard oem product
     
  9. fastjohnny

    fastjohnny Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Right. Solenoid should be: one small terminal to ground, one small terminal to brown wire in harness, large terminal to +batt, other large terminal to large red wire in harness AND/OR your Anderson plug, if you are going to use it.
     
  10. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    thats exactly what i ve got, like in the pic:

    * left on solenoid is suppose to be ground to chasis since it was close i put it to the battery

    * right on solenoid is the brown white wire

    * top on solenoid top is the main power 4 gauge wire for the hydraulics i guess

    * and bottom is just looped to battery to feed power.

    - just like the manual says, does anyone have a picture or idea where the main power wire should go so i can eliminate that anderson plug. Cause if its not necessary looks like someone tappered with the wiring.

    - someone correct me the anderson plug should be there, so i should just eliminate it and work with the original wiring.
     
  11. h_riderca

    h_riderca Member
    Messages: 68

    no that yellow connector is not OEM. Atleast not when I had my 680LT
     
  12. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    ok so the original red main 4 gauge wire is unplugged, looks like they looped it for some reason with that anderson.

    I just need to find out where the original main red 4 gauge wire goes on the hydraulics side?

    OR

    Should i just look here the red wire from the anderson plug is hooked up to on the hydraulics and put the Blizzard oem red wire where the red wire from the anderson plug is right now....
     
  13. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    The reason someone used the anderson is that they had trouble with the OE connector. The anderson will carry the current better. It sounds as if the solenoid is always on. Could be the solenoid, or it could be something else. If you pull the plow side of the solenoid the motor stops correct?

    The small wires on the solenoid pull the hot side off that. Does the solenoid turn off?

    It might be easier if you drew a quick diagram showing how you have it wired rather then the pics. I can't really see details.
     
  14. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Its listed above but I can put together a quick picture of the wiring I did
     
  15. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,166

    What happens if you connect the red wire to the pump under the cover (after disconnecting the anderson) As per manual :
    Electrical Assembly - Plow Harness

    1. Begin the electrical assembly by connecting the RED POWER WIRE
    from the PLOW ELECTRICAL HARNESS to the PUMP motor terminal
    stud using the hardware provided on the pump. Note: The red power
    wire contains an end ring terminal too large for the pump motor stud.
    Remove the end ring terminal from the harness and replace it with
    the 1/4" DIA. END RING TERMINAL located on the pump motor
    terminal stud.erson)
     
  16. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    That's how it is
     
  17. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Also it sounds like it's wired right. I assume there is another end to the anderson connector.
     
  18. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,166

    Sorry... I thought you said it wasn't hooked up to anything.
     
  19. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    it wasnt hooked up but as one of the members mentioned it wasnt a blizzad product out of curiousity, I removed the anderson plug took out the ground and the power wire from the pump. After used the original red main power wire and put i on the stud of the pump and nothing worked.

    i m starting to think its the solenoid stuck closed, it only works when the solenoid is by passed with the anderson and even yet the pumps always running.
     
  20. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    top is how it is attached blizzard style. Wont work.

    bottom is with the anderson plug attached, tapping the bottom of the solenoid which is looped to the battery. seems the solenoid is bypassed this way but power is constant.

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