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fisher minute mount install questions

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by alohazabel, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. alohazabel

    alohazabel Member
    Messages: 44

    I've started a few threads the last week or so. This is my first plow, and I have gotten great help. Thanks to all.

    I'm installing a used Fisher Minute Mount SEHP with relay style wiring on a 2000 silverado 1500. It has 2 plugs. One with two pins and one with nine.

    I had to order a different headlight harness and it hasn't arrived yet, but I have everything else hooked up.

    I thought the plow would function without the relays or headlight harness, so I plugged it in today, and here's what happened:

    I hooked up the 2 plugs (2 pin) and (9 pin). The light went on on the joystick, but the plow wouldn't move at all, and motor didn't make any noise.

    I ran jumper cables directly from the truck battery to the plow motor, and the motor ran and the plow angled all the way right, so the motor works,

    I used a test light to check the motor relay (solenoid). With the truck running, plugs hooked up, and joystick turned on, The test light lit on both small terminals (with orange/ black wire, and brown/ red wire), and the large terminal with fat red wire from the battery, but no power on large terminal with the black/red wire that goes to the plow motor.

    Like I said, I don't have the light harness and relays hooked up yet, but I don't think that should matter. I didn't actually hook the plow onto the truck either, just plugged it in.

    Any ideas? Help? Insight? Thanks in advance.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,400

    Wait till you get it all hooked up
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,681

    The small terminal with black/orange should have two wires on it, both black w/ orange. One form plow harness and one the battery neg to that terminal.
  4. alohazabel

    alohazabel Member
    Messages: 44


    that was the problem. I had the orange/black hooked to the hot side of the battery.

    I switched it over to the ground, and I'll test it out in the morning. Hope I didn't mess anything up trying to operate it that way.
  5. NHIngy

    NHIngy Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm in the same boat right now, did you ever get it to work without having the headlights hooked up?
  6. alohazabel

    alohazabel Member
    Messages: 44


    let me know where you're at, and I'll see if I can help you out. I still have all the wiring diagrams and stuff that I used to get it working last year.