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Installing Solenoid

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by hot_raud, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. hot_raud

    hot_raud Member
    Messages: 39

    Thanks everyone for helping me diagnose my wiring problem. Everyone is in agreement that I need to install a second solenoid to run my Meyer plow's pump motor.

    I got a solenoid from the parts store and plan on mounting it right next to the starter solenoid. Using the starter solenoid as an example, I see that I need to connect a heavy gauge wire from the positive battery post to one of the large posts on the new solenoid. Then, connect a heavy gauge wire from the other large solenoid post to the pump motor. Then finally, connect a smaller gauge wire from the plow switch to the smaller solenoid post.

    If anything is wrong with this or I'm missing anything, please let me know so that I don't do more damage to my truck, the pump motor, myself and my wallet!

  2. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,951

    i think thats it unless you take it to your local dealer
  3. hot_raud

    hot_raud Member
    Messages: 39

    Thanks plowman...I put in the new solenoid as I described and it works like a charm.

    All in all, the repairs I had to make today weren't too bad and not too expensive either... rebuilt starter $48 plus core, new solenoid $7.50. The worst part was the hour or so it took out in the cold weather with no garage - had to climb under the truck on my snowy dirt driveway - brrr.
  4. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Snowy dirt driveway? Should have got someone to plow it.
    Sorry. Couldn'y resist.