Boss v-plow motor keeps running!

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by 6635shane, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. 6635shane

    6635shane Junior Member
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    Hey guys i have a Boss rt3 8.2 v-plow! When i plug the power wires in the plow motor keeps running and the wires get really hot! Nothing functions when plugged in! I also used 2 different controllers to see if it was that! I am new to Boss plows and not sure what to do here!!! Thanks guys!
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Did you do anything new to the truck?
     
  3. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster PlowSite.com Addict
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    A Defective solenoid would be first on my list.
     
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    6635shane

    6635shane Junior Member
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    No i just got the truck and plow so i dont know much! They said plow worked when used last winter! So i bought on a promise all worked!
     
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    6635shane

    6635shane Junior Member
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    Would ya know which one i should look at? I have the cover off and see them just no clue which on does what!
     
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  6. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yes,
    Follow the power cable back towards the battery ,you’ll run into it .
    It looks like a starter solenoid .
    that would be my first stop.

    on the plow valves, those are coils.
    When energized they actuate a valve/function .
     
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  7. SNOWANDICEMAN

    SNOWANDICEMAN Senior Member
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    My plow did the same thing last year and it was the solenoid. Hope this helps you.
     
  8. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
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    my Boss solenoids last about 1.5 seasons I keep 2 in my jeep.
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    What solenoids are you running?
     
  10. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
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    Ive tried Fisher, Meyer, Boss, Coll-Hersey(?) Im back to using Boss
     
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