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Wiring Help on Sno-Way Plow

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by brohnson, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. brohnson

    brohnson Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I am totally new to installing my own plow. I have looked up a wiring diagram but not totally sure its the right one. I have a sno-way play with the down pressure feature. I think it might be the 24/25 series. The plow frame has no tags on it. I have a couple question on the wiring inside the truck such as the "solenoid area." I guess if some one could give me hand in telling me what wires go exactly where or a better diagram might help. Also in the close up pics you see the "2" sets of little wires and I am not sure where those go for sure. I though I would ask for help before I try and make a major mess and burn things up....lol. Thanks for all your help.

    Model- 96100083A
    DB-1037-B
    8367

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  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The big red wire goes to the "cold side of the solenoid. the black wires go to the ground (negative) side of the battery. The little wires closest to the big wires go either side of the solenoid. (which I don't see pictured.)

    The black and red wire closest to the controller go to a keyed 12 volt (red) and a ground (Black.)

    Send me an email and I will send you PDFs of your plow's manuals.
     
  3. brohnson

    brohnson Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Elisentim@hotmail.com.....

    What do you mean by the 12 volt keyed system? I am confused on that.... but thanks for everything else you surely have me going in the right direction.
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    A 12 volt power source on the vehicle that is controlled by the key. Like your radio.
     
  5. brohnson

    brohnson Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Does that have to be hooked up to run....or do I run that to my ignition fuse?
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    yes and yes
     
  7. brohnson

    brohnson Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    So can I just run the ground from that to anywhete as long as its grounded
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    battery always the best place for grounds but if you find a manufacturers ground under the dash that will work.
     
  9. brohnson

    brohnson Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for all your help! I am going to start installing this tonight so I hope to have it up and running in the morning. I did send you my email if you want to send those pdf's. elisentim@hotmail.com
     
  10. brohnson

    brohnson Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Also how do I know what the "cold" side of the solenoid is? Thanks
     
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    the cable from the battery is the hot side, the post going to the plow is the cold side.
     
  12. brohnson

    brohnson Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Can you give me some advice on setting my torsion bars? How I properly do it or should I not do it? I have a 7.5' plow on a 1500 1999 GMC seirra. Thanks again
     
  13. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    Lift the front end up. Maybe 2-3 complete turns. Lower trk. Install plow. Lift and see where the stance is. Repeat as needed. But keep both sides even
     
  14. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    If you go more than a couple turns get your alignment checked.
     
  15. brohnson

    brohnson Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    basher did you still have those pdf files? I would like to know some more info on the plow and see what accessories I can get for it. Thanks to all for the help!
     
  16. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I thought I emailed them to you. I will try again. Be patient I'm in the middle of a server and provider changes and things are a little funky.
     
  17. brohnson

    brohnson Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I found them in my junk folder. Thanks!
     
  18. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    You're welcome:waving: