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western mvp plus no power

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Jeckstine, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Jeckstine

    Jeckstine Member
    from PA
    Messages: 55

    I moved my mvp plus from my old truck to a 2015 f250. Got the correct wiring harness from the dealer for the new truck. When you plug the cables in the lights switch to the plow lights but the hand held controller will not power on. There is power to the little red wire in the cab. Both fuses look fine and I can not find any loose connectors. Any thoughts? Is there a way to test the hand held controller short of plugging a different one in?
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,503

    Where are u getting power from on the small red wire that powers to controller?
     
  3. Jeckstine

    Jeckstine Member
    from PA
    Messages: 55

    Yes I have power at the little red wire. I was thinking about checking for power at 4pin plug to see if it is there.
     
  4. concreteguy

    concreteguy Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Is your ground for the power cable grounded right
     
  5. Jeckstine

    Jeckstine Member
    from PA
    Messages: 55

    negative goes direct to the battery. Cant say I remember a chasy ground
     
  6. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Check the 2 four pin, weather pack connectors in the control harness. The one that is broken out of the middle of the control harness plugs into the lighting harness, and the one at the very end of the control harness plugs into the battery cable. If the two are swapped, you'll have no power.
     
  7. concreteguy

    concreteguy Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    On my C5500 Topkick, the batteries are on the side, under the pass door. The cable isn't long enough to reach. I'm having an issue with the wideout solenoid clicking continually after you hit the raise button, and won't shut off until you pull the power connector. I seen the ground wasn't hooked up, so I just grounded it because it's too short to reach the batteries.
    Sorry to high-jack your thread
     
  8. Jeckstine

    Jeckstine Member
    from PA
    Messages: 55

    Good catch! That was it. I had them reversed. Good to go now. Thank you very much!
     
  9. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    Good deal. :waving:
     
  10. Jeckstine

    Jeckstine Member
    from PA
    Messages: 55

    I am surprised I did not damage anything!