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Western Unimount Controller Question

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by vitzmidd, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. vitzmidd

    vitzmidd Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a 2000 Jeep wrangler that I just installed a Western Unimount plow to. All lights blinkers worked, but all I heard was a click when trying to operate plow from the handheld controller. Plow worked fine however when I held a screwdriver across the motor relay and jumped it, controller operated plow up, down, left right.
    Replaced the motor relay, or solenoid, still did not work. Ran test light on brown wire red strip going to or coming from controller inside and no light. I think I finally figured it . When i checked the controller connection, I found 5 pins, not 6, looks like one corroded away. Thought I was smart so I opened up the wires on the controller and took out the one taht I know had no pin, the red one, tried to wire that directly to the motor relay but the controller would not operate properly, up, down, left and right were all screwed up. SO, my question is :
    Is it possible that it is the controller before I have to spend the $250 ? Is there suppose to be 6 pins ? Could bypassing the controller like I did, mess up the left right, up down ? HELP !! :confused:
     
  2. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    First of all, the red wire goes to the fuse box. It get connected to a source when only the controller turn on is when the ignition key is turn on.

    Second, u could of mess up the controller.

    Third, if you mess up the board inside hand held controller, the good news you can just replace the board.

    Here is a link
    http://www.equipmentspecialistsinc.com/cms-display/western_controls.html

    I would try the first I mention above (hook the red wire to the fuse box)