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wiring older western plow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by jrt966, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. jrt966

    jrt966 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    where does the single wire from the t handle controller go on the solenoid? i got this truck and plow from someone and the plow is inop.i dont know if it has the correct soleniod installed.i do not have power going thru the soleniod to power the motor.please help snows coming tonight! thanks
     
  2. Nasty-Z

    Nasty-Z Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Depends on the style of solenoid you have , the single wire provides a ground siginal to the solenoid to energize it from the T handle assembly .

    If the New style Western solenoid is present with two small terminals , the single wire from the T handle goes to one of the small terminals , the other small terminal needs a jumper wire to the battery side of the solenoid's two larger terminals .

    Many different solenoids are out there , some internally grounded , some internally powered , be sure of which one you have before you proceed.

    Hope this helps

    TOM
     
  3. jrt966

    jrt966 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    ok,the solenoid has 1 post,i know the ground from the t handle goes there .i do not have power going thru the solenoid when trying to use the t handle.if i jump the solenoid with a power lead i can make the solenoid click and power will go to the motor,but motor wont go up.is there a power source that needs to be added to the solenoid post where the t handle attaches?
     
  4. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    were did you jump power to make the solenoid click? if you put power to the small stud and it clicks, you have the wrong solenoid. you need a ground activated unit.
     
  5. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    sounds like he jump it from the battery to the battery post on the solenoid (big stud) :)
     
  6. jrt966

    jrt966 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    does anyone have the correct part number for the solenoid.i did jump the battery to post to make it click>
     
  7. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    I believe part number 56131k