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Boss lights

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Lee Vitalone, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Lee Vitalone

    Lee Vitalone Member
    Messages: 30

    So I replaced the motor, had it rebuilt, the stud broke off and it burned out-works great now. tough part was lining up the pump connecter. old bearing got stuck in pump, had pulled out, easy peasy.
    So now the old owner was a slob and had tape all over the wiring. my plow headlights were going out, so I re did the sloppy connecting job with proper connectors now I have parking lights and no headlights. any one know what color wire is for lights?
  2. k1768

    k1768 Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 556

  3. Ieatsno

    Ieatsno Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Boss uses a terrible ground system, you may want to check those tabs in the housing to make sure they are clean and not loose where they are riveted to the housing support
  4. Lee Vitalone

    Lee Vitalone Member
    Messages: 30

    I had been advised on this by the motor re builder. He did a great job on the motor, he cleaned it all up and I used a srcew for ground nice and tight. saved me a couple hundred $$. He did say the the Bosch motors are the best for the application, that after market motors cannot stand up to the cycles. anyway, the lights were shorting out, by a bad connection. I took all the effing tape off- ( For all that is common sense-never use tape! Use a proper splice connector!) It seems to be the yellow wire, but it's been so cold I have not had the chance yet to mess with it. This guy was a cobber, he just jury rigged everything, but got the plow for $500.00, needs a new ram, and wiring fix. This summer I'll have it sand blasted and painted up making it worth more $.