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Unimount will lower intermitently

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by aquku, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. aquku

    aquku Member
    from 14432
    Messages: 40

    I have a western unimount on a chevy 1500. I am having some problems electrically I believe. The plow will work fine going up, right, left, but some times it will not go down. I usually can get it to go down pressing the 9 pin connector wires together or bending them. Usually, if I pinch the wires right next to the harness, it will go down. Then it will work for a while and then nothing. The plow side harness was new 3-4 years ago and the truck side was 2 years ago. I am leaning toward the plow side harness as that is where it most consistently will drop if I pinch the wires. I took the loom off today and everything went haywire. But then I tape the wires together tighly, it works better, but not consistently. Any ideas? See this before? thanks :yow!:
     
  2. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,293

    The female pins open up causing poor contact use a dental pick and close them up a little this should help
     
  3. aquku

    aquku Member
    from 14432
    Messages: 40

    Last night I went through all the electrical conections....cleaned coils and pinched the connectors in the harness. Seems to be working better now. thanks for the info and have a great turkey day!
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,966

    The male pins in the harness can be spread open. Try that as well
     
  5. aquku

    aquku Member
    from 14432
    Messages: 40

    What do you use to spread the male ones? I tried a small screwdriver and it did not work...
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,966

    I have used an exacto knive. I usually use a pocket screwdriver that I filed into a knive type blade works great