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Main plug keeps coming off

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by RobbieB, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    On my plow the main harness plug, (multi-pin), keeps wiggling off and coming partially off. Anyone know a way to help secure it better?
  2. F250 Boss v

    F250 Boss v Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Try putting dielectric grease on the pins and then tie wrap the two halfs together, -hope that helps!
  3. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I've got the dielectric grease in there but not zip-tied. I remove the plow when I'm done plowing.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If you take it on and off a lot when it's cold old it don't like staying plugged in. So the zip tie works good.
  5. rblake

    rblake Senior Member
    from dayton
    Messages: 293

    I tape up the plug ins with electrical tape and then zip ties, but then the plow stays on all winter.
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Be sure to not over grease it Robbie as that'll lead to the issue your experiencing. The compacted grease will actually push the plugs apart. A little grease goes a long way.
  7. RobbieB

    RobbieB Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Well, incase that's my issue B&B, can I use a brake cleaner to clean those holes out and start from scratch?
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Sure can, along with a small pick or screwdriver if needed. :waving:
  9. rocknrollrednec

    rocknrollrednec Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I've had luck using a center punch, to ever so gently expand the male side pins on the connector. that adds a bit more friction, and keeps it from falling off. but yeah, too much grease is bad, and cable ties, or electrical tape work too.