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Western Controller wiring help

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by davecl, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. davecl

    davecl Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    What color is is the ground wire and the positive wire.

    Thanks
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,972

    Well westerns website tells all
     
  3. davecl

    davecl Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hard to understand

    I can't make heads or tails of the diagram.
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Joystick controller we'll assume...

    Hot- White
    Ground- Brown
     
  5. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    Your question is dependant on the controller type. The new multiplex four pin controllers don't have a hot + wire going to it at all. What generation of plow do you have? Fill us in and we can link you to a complete schematic.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Yes they most certainly do. Red is hot and black is ground. Green and white are the pulsed control wires.
     
  7. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Come on now. They're magic controllers. They don't need power and ground!
     
  8. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Smh........
     
  9. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    What I should have said is that the red ignition wire does NOT go directly to the controller, so.... you can't count on having 12V power at the controller at all times. In the multiplex controllers the + power is only fed to the controller if the plow headlight plug is connected. You can't just turn the ignition on and expect to put a test light in one of the four connections at the controller plug and get 12V.
     
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Not just multiplex systems, all Iso systems.