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Wiring questions.......plow not working after installing on new truck

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by rb8484, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Hey everyone
    I bought a new truck this year and am putting the blade off my old truck on it. The blade is an ultrs mount but is a relay 2 plug set up. I bought all new wiring to convert it to the isolation module. I have all the wiring installed and the controller wont light up. I cant remember if the blade has to be hooked up to make the controller light up or not. I hooked the blade up today and nothing.....controller still dont light up. Could I have the solenoid hooked up backwards? I have the red wire hooked up to power (the one that goes into the cab)
    I dont have the plowlights rewired yet, could that be the problem?
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,960

    Plow has to be hooked up for controler to light up. Also do you have the little pwr wire in the cab tapped into accy pwr?
     
  3. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Yup! I have the little power wire hooked up. Can the solenoid be hooked up wrong? Thats the onlynthing I can think of
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,960

    Solenoid has nothing to do with it. Might just be your lights need tobe wired in
     
  5. Western1

    Western1 Senior Member
    from MI.
    Messages: 677

    If you have the little wire with the big eyelet hooked up on the wrong terminal that can do it. It should be on the battery side.
     
  6. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    I checked this morning and the little wire with the large eyelet is on the battery side. Could the 2 small wires on the seonoid be backwards or does that not make a difference? Ill get the lights wired on the plow side and see if that does it.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,960

    No the 2little wires don't matter