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western unimount pro plow controller wiring

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by kylem9786, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. kylem9786

    kylem9786 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 3

    One of my trucks has the joystick control and I am upgrading to the touch pad style. When they wired the truck they clipped the plastic connector off the wiring harness, i assume to make getting it through the firewall easier. So the joystick is hard wired to the harness and the new controller has an extra wire and a few different colors not sure what goes where on the harness. Secondly, is there something with a ground in the engine compartment that needs to be changed?
     
  2. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    I'm trying to make heads or tales about the "extra wire" ...? There shouldn't be, there are 6 in total, assuming that this is for a straight blade. As far as the connector, the installer should be shot. What your going to have to do is cut your new cord on the controller, and use butt connectors to wire it into the control harness under the dash. Just match the colors together and connect away.

    No on the ground, the system is setup to ground out at certain.....intersections of the wiring. What color is that extra wire?
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  3. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    I take that back, there is actually a repair end for this. Part number 27070 (fisher #, Western should be the same.).

    Here is the install guide to get an idea of what I'm talking about.
     
  4. kylem9786

    kylem9786 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 3

    The extra wire is orange, is it for illumination? When i cut the connector off the new pad black and white were together and the old joystick had black and white wired seperatly. Im confused.
     
  5. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    Possibly a v plow harness hard wired to a straight blade controller? Rather than buy the adapter they saved the $25 by bitching up the harness. If you have 7 wires on the harness i'm willing to bet that's the case. If it was me i would do as Ryan suggested and just cut the 6 pin plug off the new controller and splice it on the harness again.
     
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    Don't cut it, buy the repair end listed in my last post. No sense hacking it.

    How many wires are there on the controller itself in total, and what color. Do you have a straight blade?
     
  7. kylem9786

    kylem9786 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 3

    Thank you for the help, went to the dealer and got the repair kit for the harness. I have it wired up but I think i blew a fuse my first time around doing the guess and check method. I'm going to pull it in the shop this morning before I have to go out this afternoon. Thanks again for the insight.
     
  8. Snow Commandor

    Snow Commandor Senior Member
    from 07666
    Messages: 439

    There shouldn't be any extra wires unless that controller is meant for a V plow. It should be just 6 wires as long as it's a strait blade. You can either buy the Western repair harness and splice it in, or you can buy just the 6 pin plug @ Radio Shack which runs for about $3.00. Just don't mix up the male and female ends of the plug. If memory serves me correctly, the truck side is the female connector & the controller's plug is the male.
     
  9. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,033

    :confused: ^^^^^^^^^^^^^