Has anyone successfully operated a plow on 2019 Ram 2500?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Moweze, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Moweze

    Moweze Junior Member
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    Looking to see if anyone has had a successful installation of a plow and fully functional headlights on a new 2019 Ram 2500. My dealer is having some major issues. Trying to determine if maybe I need to go another route. What have you had success with?
     
  2. Drock78

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    I've seen quite a few in this area. What are they having problems with?
     
  3. cwren2472

    cwren2472 PlowSite Fanatic
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    We have one here right now - we are still waiting on the mount which is backordered, but we installed the wiring which went fine. It is identical to previous years and we had no issues.
     
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    Moweze

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    I picked it up last night, and they did get the headlights to work. I have a toggle for the plow lights on/low/high. The DRL however are on and will not shut off. Dealer indicates that this is normal (thiss was what they were having all the issues with). I plowed the first snow of the year with only truck lights and that was horrible. Couldn't see the road/lots unless the plow was down.
     
  5. Drock78

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    This is the first I've heard of this. I have a 16 and everything is wired and works as it should. Mine is a BOSS. Not sure if that matters or not.
     
  6. cwren2472

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    What brand of plow? The toggle switch is definitely not normal for a new install
     
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    Moweze

    Moweze Junior Member
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    This is on a new Meyer Super V 9.6
     
  8. Philbilly2

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    Seriously... :terribletowel:

    I think your dealer is in over their head.
     
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  9. Drock78

    Drock78 Senior Member
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    I can't imagine having to use a toggle switch in s brand setup
     
  10. cwren2472

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    Heck, he didn't say anything about running a wire to the trailer plug. Maybe on that Meyer the switch IS normal.
     
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  11. Philbilly2

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    might be. I think those Meyers the headlights stay on the truckside still.

    Been a long time since I have seen one. No one runs them in my area.
     
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    Moweze

    Moweze Junior Member
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    They said they could have used a connection through the trailer plug, however it would still have that same issue. I opted to not as I need to be able to trailer with the plow on.
     
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    Moweze

    Moweze Junior Member
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    This was my option for a local dealer. It's just a little upsetting that you buy a brand new truck with the snow plow up-fitters package and you still have a toggle switch. Other than the headlight issue the plow worked very well on the first storm, going to have to get used to the V-plow operation. My years of experience have been with straight blades.
     
  14. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
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    Hoping it's not the Sabre lights they installed.... Meyer seems to be so behind the innovation curve.
     
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    Moweze

    Moweze Junior Member
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    It has the Sabre III led lights.
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

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    That's an understatement.

    My 5500 with the new Boss has a switch for truck or plow lights...I kinda like it.
     
  17. cwren2472

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    If I understood him, it sounds like they couldn't get the factory wiring working so they just hardwired the plow lights to a switch and he has to manually shut the truck lights off, rather than the BOSS toggle that switches between truck & plow. I assume that's why the DRLs are not switching over since they will stay on even in the headlight off position.
     
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    Moweze

    Moweze Junior Member
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    This is correct. Its functional, but not what I was expecting for a $6700 plow setup. Dealer says that the plow configure harness located under the PCB doesn't exist on the 2019 HD's.
     
  19. cwren2472

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    It did on the one we just did

    Does the truck have the plow prep package?
     
  20. Mark Oomkes

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    Kinda figured that too, just wasn't sure the Boss switch was standard.

    Being a Meyer who knows but it sounds like your dealer is not so intelligent.
     
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