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Wiring Diagram

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by cbeard, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    I am in need of a light wiring diagram for the Meyer snowplow lights. The lights are not the night saber lights. Theses lights have a six pin pigtail. The plow is on a 1997 Ford
    F-250HD however the lights are not working correctly. Thanks for any help.

    Chris
     
  2. javaman70

    javaman70 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

  3. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    Thanks for the info!

    Chris
     
  4. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    Quick question for all. After reading the instructions it states at no time should the plow lights and the truck lights be on at the same time. And I understand why. What I do not under stand is how this is accomplished per these instructions.
     
  5. Mr.Finch

    Mr.Finch Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I am in the process of rewiring my truck do to lawyness of the previous owner.
    From what I have gathered, the switch is a 6 prong switch 2 position togle switch, in one position the plow lights are on, and the other, the truck lights are on. the way it is wired, it is inbetween the light switch and the lights, so it is like a fork in the road. when you turn your lights on the power is directed to the switch, then the switch sends the power to the plow or the truck (wichever you have the switch on)
     
  6. Mr.Finch

    Mr.Finch Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    What do you mean by "not working correctly". let us know what is going on, and we may be able to help.
     
  7. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    One side of the turn signals works and the other side doesn't work. The vehicle head lights have to be on in order for the plow lights to work. The truck had some extra wiring for GPS tracking, salt spreader, CB, and some other misc stuff. I would refer to the said wiring as a birds nest. I removed said birds nest so know I am dealing with plow wiring. Oh did I mention the truck had a short in the factory wiring at the floor board I fixed and at some point there was a short in the turn signal flasher that melted the flasher into the fuse panel. Previous owner solved flasher problem. Truck is a 1997 Ford F-250 HD in very good mechanical shape with only 66,000 miles on the 460.
     
  8. Mr.Finch

    Mr.Finch Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    You have the same dash and electrical set that I have. (1996 ford F-150). From the sounds of it, your headlights are working fine.
    Lets start at the begining. When you turn on your truck headlights (the black pull knob) power goes from the switch to the multifuction/turnsignal switch, from there it would normally go to your low beam or high beam truck headlights (depending on if you have your high beams on), but since you have a plow, instead of the power going from the multifunction switch to your headlights, it goes to your plow light switch, and grom ther the power will go to either your truck lights, or your plow lights (depending on what position the switch is in). So in short, the plow light switch does not get power until you turn the headlight switch on (the black pull knob)
    as for your turn signal, did you check the bulb? If you have a spare one around, plug it in and try it, if not buy a new bulb and try that (it never hurts to have spare bulbs lying around:D) Let us know what happens.
     
  9. Mr.Finch

    Mr.Finch Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I may have misread your previous post. Do you mean that both your trucks lights, and the plow lights are on at the same time?
    IF you turn on your trucks lights (the little pull knob) the headlights for your truck should turn on, and the plow lights should be off. If you flip the switch for your plow lights (with the trucks headlight switch still on) then your truck's lights will turn off, and the plow lights will turn on, if you flip the ploe light switch back to off, then your plow lights will turn off, and the truck lights will turn back on. This is what SHOULD happen.
     
  10. cbeard

    cbeard Member
    Messages: 95

    Mr. Finch
    In order for the plow lights to work the truck lights have to be on. This is why I think the lights are wired wrong. When I get the time I'm going to completely rewire the lights.