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Replacing Grill Plugs?

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by exmark1, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Is it possible to replace the plug ends on both the truck and plow harnesses? After corroision etc... I am having issues with my 4 year old 8' straight blade!
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    Thoes little pins are a pain.:realmad:
    I used trailer plugs in a pinch and there still on her.lol
    Then start to use fluid film and your corrosion problems will be over.
    I did.;)
     
  3. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    Permatex Dielectric Grease, Id have never had my plugs corrode since I started using it.

    Permatex Dielectric Grease is a silicone dielectric compound used to insulate, lubricate and protect electrical fittings. It protects against salt, dirt, moisture intrusion and stray current in electrical connections
     
  4. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Thats what I was afraid of when I looked at it those pins looked annoying to say the least
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,592

    It does do all that.
    We use to use it too.
    Haven't sence FF
    But it (Dielectric grease) also gets real thick when it gets cold so it can be a pain to get the little pins all the way in.


    Whatever works for you...jmo..
     
  6. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    bad egg

    those pesky plug's they make repair plug stub harnesses for most plow's .id love to find hd military style screw together plug , i saw them year's ago something like that used buy meyer's on an old 6'6" plow they made .
     
  7. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    whether or not you use fluid film or some type of cold weather dielectric grease, it is important to use it before the corrosion begins
     
  8. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    You might try a connector set from a trailer? Problem might be finding a connector with enough pinouts on it. It would be very robust however. Some of them have a 7pin round and then also the 4 pin flat. Just a thought.