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Western HTS wiring issue...

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by CollinAnderson, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. CollinAnderson

    CollinAnderson Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Just purchased a set up from a guy and i've been having some issues getting the plow up a running. After installing all of the wiring harness I am still unable to get any power to the controls. The aux wire is hooked up to an ignition controlled cig. lighter and still can't find an issue with it. I do have what i believe to be a solenoid that was in the box seperate from the wiring harness and have no clue where it needs placed in the system. The issue i'm finding with it is that i have no connections for any 4 pin adapter on top. Anyone have any ideas for me to try?

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  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2014
  3. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    That piece has nothing to do with your snowplow. Toss it and move on.

    Confirm with a test light that where ever you've got the power source for the controller is definitely hot when the key is on. If that's not the issue, then check the fuses in the lighting harness, near where it plugs into the module at locations "B" and "C". Lastly, you must have the plow connected to the truck via the two grill plugs in order for the controller to power up.
     
  4. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
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  5. CollinAnderson

    CollinAnderson Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks. Confirmed what i thought. When attempting to just getting things set up I attempted to hook the aux wire straight to the positive terminal on the battery and still did not have anything light up on the controller. Will the location of the aux wire have any bearing on whether or not this will come on? I have triple checked that all of the fuses are working and not blown. Is there a way to tell if the controller is fried?
     
  6. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Not as long as it's hooke d to 12V. That's all that matters.

    Try another multiplex controller. Any one that will plug into the connector will work, even if it's for a V-plow. It's unlikely though, in my opinion.
     
  7. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    You do have the plow plugged into the truck while attempting to power up the controller, correct?

    Also, check the two four-pin weather pack plugs in the control harness. Their locations cannot be swapped... The one at the very end of the control harness must plug into the battery cable, and the one that is broken out of the middle of the control harness goes to the lighting harness. See the diagram I posted the link to.
     
  8. CollinAnderson

    CollinAnderson Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Yes the plow is hooked up. I'll go over those connections again. thanks
     
  9. CollinAnderson

    CollinAnderson Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Got it working. thanks for the help
     
  10. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    What was it
     
  11. CollinAnderson

    CollinAnderson Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    the 2 - 4 pin clips were backwards...fail of the day. again, thanks for all the help
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    What 4 pin clips?
     
  13. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    See post #7
     
  14. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
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    You're not the first... ;)
     
  15. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Is that just an hts thing?
     
  16. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Nope. All Multiplex plows use the same control harness. I've seen guys mix those two plugs up plenty of times.
     
  17. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,652

    Especially when battery is on drivers side. :laughing: They get to the battery harness first and use the connector in middle of control harness. Just had an HTS come into shop last week with this issue.