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Boss VBX Spreader Help

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Flawless440, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    3rd season on 2 of my Boss VBX, this is the 1st problem i have had..

    Getting red 'X' error on the display..
    Translates to Controller not communicating with the control module on the spreader. This unit was working and spreading salt when threw this error.
    I have gone threw wiring, have power in the main power cables. I'm thinking it's in the pluges. Going to clean it good today.
    Anyone else go thew this?? I know these units are still new to the market.
  2. all ferris

    all ferris Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    I'm not sure if the Boss VBX is a multiplex system or not (I assume it is), but my Western tornado was working fine one second and the next there was nothing. Ended up being the spreader module or the "brain"
  3. bah1491

    bah1491 Member
    Messages: 59

    I have three of them and had similar trouble with one. Had to replace the weather pack plugs on the rear of truck / spreader. We clean, and put di-electric grease in everything before storage and still have stupid crap like that happen. Also had one "think" it was a Pintle unit when they are all auger lol. Had to reset module behind back panel on spreader.