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western unimount plow joystick wiring

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by ladyliberty, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    ok, so I've got a 2001 F250 with a Western unimount plow, and when I hooked it up, I had no power to the joystick. I replaced the solenoid, and somewhere I'm not getting any power. can anyone offer some advice or tips on things to check? the plow has the 2 plugs in the front, and the contoller runs from inside the truck, out the firewall, then tees off to the headlights, and over to the solenoid, where 2 wires come out of that, which plug into the solenoid.. what am I missing here?
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,322

    Should be a wire under the dash that goes from harness to fusebox. Make sure you have power here when ignition is on.
     
  3. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Yeah, It's a red wire, ran to a 30 amp fuse. I don't know what else to check
     
  4. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Did you test for 12v power on that red wire... is there a white plastic fuse holder in line. Fuse good?
     
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  5. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I did check fuse, it's black holder fuse is good. I'll double check the red wire!
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,322

    Take the fuse out and use test light to check the side that goes to the fuse box. Do you have power? If yes, know anyone with another control you can try. If no you have to figure out why there is no power.
     
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  7. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    OK, thank you so much!
     
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    That is a better way to ask what I was trying to ask you...

    Thanks Kimber!
     
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  9. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I appreciate everyone's help! I'm tying to get everything ready before the snow comes. This is the first time I've had problems that I can't figure out on my own. I've read manuals, diagrams, and I'm not getting anywhere. You guys are great, I'm going back out to it, so I'll be back shortly
     
  10. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    A big THANK YOU to Kimber and Philbilly for your help! the problem was the hidden fuse attached to the red wire! plow is up and running!! thanks again for your help, safe and happy plowing :)
     
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  11. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,322

    Thumbs Up:drinkup:
     
  12. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Hey guys, im back, and yes its the same problem, but I Keep blowing fuses this time. No power at my controller, new selenoid. Checked the red wire to the fuse box.. Any suggestions?
     
  13. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

  14. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,322

    Post a pic of your solenoid wiring. Does fuse bow as soon as you put in or when you try to move plow?
     
  15. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    It blows every time I try to mobe the plow. Picture coming shortly
     
  16. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I dont even get power to turn it on. As soon as I try it blow the fuse. Im going over all the wiring, but sincw its an older plow (2001) not all the info is easy to find.
     
  17. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,322

    What about when pressing down/float?
     
  18. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,322

    OK, something has to be wired wrong, short in harness, or control is fried.
     
  19. ladyliberty

    ladyliberty Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Im thinking its wired wrong, hecause it worked up until last week, when I went to move the truck. I plowed twice and no problems. Then my selenoid went out in my truck,had a guy fix it, then my plow quit working. Replaced selenoid for my plow, and im back with no power
     
  20. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,322

    Why I asked for pic. Easier if I see it to tell if wired wrong or not.