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Help! Western joystick won't turn on!

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by arh, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. arh

    arh Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am very new to using our 2002 Jeep Wrangler with a new Western 6' plow. It has a joystick attachment with an on switch. It simply won't turn on. I have looked under hood, checked basically the connections. Tons of snow falling and it's all up to me! Can anyone suggest where to check so I finally use the joystick to control the blade? Thanks! It all worked fine on last Sunday.
  2. sharpcutlc

    sharpcutlc Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    try the connection from joystick to fuse bax and follow the ground
  3. Sharpcut 1

    Sharpcut 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Follow your controler wire down, betreen there and the fuse box you will find a 6 amp fuse. You probably blew it. It is glass, and is shorter than a standard glass fuse. Check to make sure your connection at the fusebox is tight. Also, if this is a unimount, it won't come on until the plow is on and connected. This completes the ground.

    Excuse the spelling. Just got off a plane and a little jet lagged, and too lazy to fix!!
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Is the truck on?
  5. kmwharley

    kmwharley Member
    Messages: 94

    make sure both truck/plow connections are hooked together.
  6. ljbev

    ljbev Senior Member
    Messages: 201


    newer joysticks have small fuse inside....little tiny card type fuse.
  7. jdadjstr

    jdadjstr Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Western joystick

    I had a Western Cab Control that wouldn't power on and after replacing the cab control unit, I'm good to go. I believe the circuit boards fail over time.