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Removing wiring harness and frame

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by DirtyJerzey, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Is this an easy talk on the curtis set ups? Im getting a new set up installed this week and the installer said he doesnt mind taking out the the wiring and frame but hes gonna charge me like 200 bux. If its easy then I would rather do it myself and save the money for other things, but if its a pain then id rather pay. Oh and its a snow pro 3000 on an f250
     
  2. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Hardest thing is to get the bolts off the frame mounts. If you have access to compressed air, impact gun assortment of sockets, floor jack, and wrenches along with a set of oxy-acet torch and your very careful, your looking at approximately 4-5 hours of work.

    First take off your front bumper, remove bolts in the rear of your center mounts, then remove the bolts up in the front spring hanger area, then the last step (you'll need a floor jack to jack up the frame to increase space between your leaf springs) is to remove the rear brackets, you may have to reach down inside the frame to grab hold the bolts to be able to loosen up the nuts.

    I have found that when using a torch around a vehicle , examine the area and shield any potential areas that may become a fire hazard also have a garden hose, a fire extinguisher and a buddy help you , nothing worse that a fire in a truck or car.

    Next investigate where the harness was routed, disconnect battery and very carefully removethe harness starting from one end and work towards the other, remember any live wires you disconnect, insulate them so they don't short out after you reconnect the battery. The control harness had to come through a hole in the firewall so make sure you plug it back up! Nothing worse than having the floor rust out, cause a big ol' hole let Niagra Falls run inside your truck! lol Remove parking lamps, grille if necessary, disconnect the turn and park lamp wires, remeber to insulate the cut in area from a future short. Unplug headlamp adapters and reattch OEM light harness back into the headlamps. Reconnect battery, and check all the lights, if everything is OK then reinstall your blocker beam, tow hooks, bumper ,and lower valance.

    Good luck

    Jay