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Western Wide Out electrical diagnosis

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by battags, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. battags

    battags Member
    Messages: 65

    2011 WideOut plow will not respond intermittantly. When it doesn't work, there is no 'ticking' from motor or solenoid. At times when it does have power, the motor will not shut off when pressing and relasing a function on the controller. Yes, before anyone asks, all fuses and connections are ok.

    I originally through solenoid was not working (either sticking open or closed) but am wondering about the plow controller. Any thoughts?

    B
     
  2. Fatality

    Fatality Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    Check the female 11 pin connector and make sure metal inlets are all intact and not bent. We had a problem that one of the pins was bent inside the plastic connector and wasn't making a good connection. Plow would work fine then wouldn't work at all. Also check the controller 4 pin. Those pins and wires are delicate and not make a good connection as well. Get a continuity tester and test.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,960

    When it doesnt work do you still have the light on the controller?
    When it doesn't work do you have lower?
     
  4. battags

    battags Member
    Messages: 65

    I'm wondering how that would account for power not stopping to the motor when controller is released at times?
     
  5. battags

    battags Member
    Messages: 65


    Yes, light on controller stays 'on' and down function is not affected. Would the light be out if the problem was solenoid related?
     
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,960

    No the light would stay on. So that's making me think its the solenoid. Or the "signal" to the solenoid