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Western Wideout 4 pin issue

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by ladyaird, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. ladyaird

    ladyaird Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 4

    Hello all,

    In a bit of a bind...being the weekend and it's snowing out, and the damn plow decided to have issues....and hubby is away and unreachable to fix it.

    My Wideout is having issues with the 4 pin connector. When it gets plugged in, it sounds like the plow is running/moving, but it isn't. It also, on occasion, smokes.

    Needless to say I don't want to keep it plugged in. Looking for a quick fix (if available) to get me back out on the road.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    Why u say 4 pin?

    Where is smoke coming from?
     
  3. ladyaird

    ladyaird Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 4

    smoke seems to be coming from the actual connection....but it doesn't happen all the time.

    I'm saying 4 pin because it has two large pins and 2 smaller pins in between....hence 4 pins....if only 2 of those pins actually work, my bad...lol...I'm just going off what I see. It's not the 11 pin plug.
     
  4. ladyaird

    ladyaird Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 4

    It's the plug that comes right off the battery.
     
  5. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,535

    OK, you talking at the grill. That's the power, ground and communication pins. When you say 4 pin, I was thinking about the 4 pin where the hand controller plugs in, in the cab

    Something is obviously getting hot either the motor is shot or you have a grounding issue.
     
  6. ladyaird

    ladyaird Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 4

    damn....that would be my luck with the motor..lol

    thanks
     
  7. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,677

    If you plug that connector in backwards the motor will run, also it runs backwards.. ask me how I know. Double check it is plugged in the right way and also check the fuses under pump cover since plugging it in backwards tends to blow fuses.