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Hinniker vplow problem

Discussion in 'Hiniker' started by riccky3, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. riccky3

    riccky3 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    i have a v plow that intermitenly will not go up. seems like its trying to turn right when i try to go up, pump just whines and the blade tries to turn right but it cant.sometimes if i turn the controler off and back on it will then work for a bit.other times i just try running it in all positions and then it comes back and will go up . Im thinking bad controller ????
  2. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    So when you try to turn it the plow trys to go up?

    Check/clean your connections between the truck and plow. Ya know the ones on the front of the truck. I had an issue simialar to this, I didnt have it plugged in all the way ;)
  3. riccky3

    riccky3 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    vplow problem

    No when i try to go up, it dosent go up, it seems to be trying to turn right but cant .
  4. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    Yeah sorry thats what mine does too when it isnt plugged in all the way. My guess is a bad connection
  5. riccky3

    riccky3 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    vplow problem

    Dose anyone have a wiring schmatic ?
  6. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    You maybe able to download one from hiniker or if you have the manual there should be one in there!
  7. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    cant get it up

    What year ,series, width?
  8. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    When did they change the harness?
  9. HinikerPrototyp

    HinikerPrototyp Member
    Messages: 88

    Some of the first vee s that came out had a gray harness now they are all black, i asked what year cause the 2007 ones have power return to the cylinders and there is a different controller for them
  10. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    In case you decide you need a different controller. I have this used controller which I upgraded the joystick module with a new unit. The old joystick is next to the repaired controller.


    I'll guarantee it functions. I hooked it up to my truck to test the U-D-L-R, plow lights and float functions. I didn't have a V-plow to test the scoop and Vee though. If there's a problem, I'll give you a refund.

    $130 to your address.

  11. dbdlandscaping

    dbdlandscaping Junior Member
    from 44024
    Messages: 1

    yea im new

    do you still have that controler?? and is it the one that can be interchangeable?? or did you have to re-soder it?? i have a older v-plow that some times go's and does different movements when i try to angle it, it will hesitate and up is some times ifeee? do you think this will work??
  12. CHCSnowman

    CHCSnowman Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 138

    My Hiniker did the same thing. I unplugged the controller and sent to Hiniker.....they will check for free. They checked it and said nothing was wrong and sent it back. I plugged it back in cab after getting back from Hiniker an dwas going to work on my plow....when I hooked up to plow it worked fine.

    I think my entire problem was I just needed to unhook the controller in cab and re-hook. I leave my controller in truck all the time, and I think after 3 years it just had bad connection develope.

    Give this a try and see if it helps yours!

    BTW......Call Hiniker and they will send you a wiring diagram for no charge.
  13. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    The grill plugs are very very very picky on these hinikers. Many guys replace them with trailer plugs for a better connection. or try cleaning and dielectric greasing your existing plugs.