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$700 wiring harness!!

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Mistel, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Mistel

    Mistel Member
    Messages: 48

    I have another thread going on here but I wanted to start a new one as this is a new problem.

    I went to my local Western dealer to get some parts. I need a wiring harness to go from a Ford to my Chevy. The Ford is a 9 pin and the chevy needs a 12 pin harness. The other problem is my truck is a 1990 1 ton old body style so it needs a separate harness to adapt to the old lights. The two harnesses cost about $700 total! There has got to be a cheaper way. Can I change the lights to newer bulbs so a cheaper harness will work an I just rewire the old Ford harness. I don't mind spending a fews hours on it if I can save $700.

  2. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    I have a 94 Chev 2500 and it's a 9pin..Something wrong with this picture. You have the dual headlights (2b)?

    I was just looking at a wiring diagram for a dual headlight..

    The 9 pin is a two relay?

    The plow is a 9 pin?
  3. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    id check with another dealer sounds like they are trying to mkae a christmas bonus!
  4. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    700.00 is a freat Xmas present..

    I would say, anything can be done...Before I spent 700.00, , and the plow was 9pin..You bet I will make it work....

    That why they have wiring diagrams
  5. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    What year ford is the harness. I have a chevy wiring harness for a 1988-1998 chevy truck, I need a Ford Superduty 9 pin harness, for a 99-04 truck.
  6. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    Santa just gave you a Xmas gift..
  7. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    thats one reason why our rates should start atleast at $125. hr. jmo
  8. Nasty-Z

    Nasty-Z Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I'll say , make sure the bulb types for both harness's in question are correct and Merry Christmas to both of them........:D

  9. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    They are trying to sell you a iso system.

    What headlights on the truck and does it have DRL's?
  10. Mistel

    Mistel Member
    Messages: 48

    You are probably right about the 9 pin, 12 pin thing. Maybe the Chevy needs 9 pin and the Ford was a 12 pin. I haven't even looked into the wiring yet, I am still working on the mount but I went by the dealer today so I thought I would go in and pick up some parts. The problem seems to be the old headlights on the truck. I guess it is a 2B style, there are two square headlights side by side. Classic 80's body style. The parts guy gave me a harness for a newer style chevy first and it was only $100 but I could see that it would not fit the lights.

    So I would think there are two ways to deal with this.

    Put newer headlights in the truck but that looks like a lot of dicking around or,

    make my own adapter that goes from my headlights to the Ford harness. What I need to do is fab up a harness that goes from my headlights to a Ford light base so the Ford harness can plug in. Does that make sense?

    Any Ideas?
  11. Mistel

    Mistel Member
    Messages: 48

    Let me look into it, I will get back to you tommorrow. I bought the plow used and I never saw the truck it was on but I can give the guy a call.

    I think I need a harness for an older chevy. Here's a picture

    No DRL's, don't want or need them

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  12. Nasty-Z

    Nasty-Z Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Should be able to use a P/N 61581 lighting harness for the LF/UF headlamps that your '90 R/V 3500 has.

    Along with a 9 pin P/N 61437 control harness .

  13. twinman326

    twinman326 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,683

    4 yrs different..But the front looks the same..........