Little red wire

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Shy'sGuy420, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Shy'sGuy420

    Shy'sGuy420 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 6

    Hello gentlemen. Ive searched this site over and over. Ive found some very useful info. My plow was working fine. I came into a bank and list power at the joystick. Noticed the red wire was not connected.Problem is the red wire from the joystick. Ive read that it goes to a switched fuse. Im having a hard time finding fuse slot to plug in to. TY much in advance
     
  2. leigh

    leigh PlowSite Veteran
    from CT
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    If you go to parts store they sell a piggy back fuse tap
     
  3. Western1

    Western1 PlowSite.com Addict
    from MI.
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    in a pinch you could stick wire into fuse socket but not recommend
     
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    Shy'sGuy420

    Shy'sGuy420 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 6

    Update..ive done ALOT of research and have everything connected correctly. For some unknown reason my control box in the cab isnt getting power. Ive connected my cab controls to a different (identical) plow and it powers up and works as it should. I went thru the (before mentioned) other plow, though his red wire is connected differently everything looks the same. Am I not seeing something I should? Is there a seperate ground somewhere for the controls? This is my first plow so im not really familiar with these things
     
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    Shy'sGuy420

    Shy'sGuy420 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 6

    I have connected the piggy back fuse and tried all my fuses. Tho there is power there the cab control still isnt recieving power. Im very puplexed and irritated. As its winter in maine and I need my plow
     
  6. Western1

    Western1 PlowSite.com Addict
    from MI.
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    Did you test for power in the red wire at the 6 pin connector?
     
  7. Western1

    Western1 PlowSite.com Addict
    from MI.
    Messages: 1,889

    Also more info. Type of truck and type of plow
     
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  8. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster PlowSite Veteran
    from 406
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    Some controllers have a littel switch on them that turns it on or off.

    And is the ignition on.
     
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    Shy'sGuy420

    Shy'sGuy420 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 6

    At the risk of sounding dumb im not sure what the 6 pin connector is. Im not stupid but I am a bit ignorant when it comes to wiring. Yes there is a switch and yes I turn it on as well as the ignition. Its a 2003 silverado with a fisher minute mount plow.
     
  10. 512high

    512high Senior Member
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    Follow the joystick black cable, might be about a foot or so in length , it mates, to the other end, etc, unclip for volt testing, if you have the "handheld" joystick , again follow the end, you will see where it clips in, I'm sure others can post a pin configuration , or even google /try fishers website.
     
  11. Western1

    Western1 PlowSite.com Addict
    from MI.
    Messages: 1,889

    Should have 12 volt on the red wire with ignition on.

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  12. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
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    Shy'sGuy420

    Shy'sGuy420 Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 6

    Plow is working great!! Thank you all for your helpful hints and advice. Mr. Markus the link (links) that you shared was the magic that made it all happen. Thank you all again
     
  14. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
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    You need to thank @cwren2472 for that thread. It really should be a sticky in the equipment repair section.
     
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  15. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    many have asked... :nod:
     
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  16. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
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    Maybe now that its me asking it'll get some traction...








    LOL!
     
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  17. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Bet if you get @Defcon 5 or @Mark Oomkes to post it, it goes to all systems red alert! :laugh:
     
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  18. cwren2472

    cwren2472 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Probably.
     
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  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Highly likely...
     
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    Shy'sGuy420

    Shy'sGuy420 Junior Member
    from Maine
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    Very much appreciated @cwren2472. You thread helped me locate a fuse i was unaware of that was blown. Unfortunately that 7.5 fuse keeps blowing every time I drop the blade. Not sure what could cause this. It worked fine for a few storms then out of the blue it staryed doing this. Literally had to change the fuse about 30 times to clear my property