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New Boss Bulk Spreader 3rd Brake Light Issue

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Flawless440, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    So i went all out on a 2yd spreader and bought the new
    Boss VBX 8000.. Sweet spreader $5200.. Matchs my red powerstroke and Boss VXT.

    Having a dumb issue, i cant figure out how to get the brake light to work on the spreader.. The directions don't label the wires well. There is a wire that is to be wire in to the fuse for your cab brake light, so that has to be it... Well my truck dosent have a fuse for that brake light. So i wired to a fuse that runs hazard light and brake lights.. Nothing.. Helper said wire it to a hot wire to see if it lights up, still nothing.

    Nothing on the web about this spreader, so new i'm thinking..
    I thought i would try plowsite before i went to the dealer...
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,392

    You need to add pwr and gnd. If you can. If you have it. Tap into your factory tow plug.
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    You'd think an engineer would come up with a 7 pin connector for your trailer plug you could run reverse lights brake, signals. But that would be too simple. I ran into the same problem with my western spreader dealer wired it to what he thought was a brake light, turned out to be my left signal too.
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You patent that yet?
  5. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    I guess I could...One of my little tailgate salter I did that to, wasn't hard at all. I ran the power and everything through the trailer plug. The only thing that wasn't was the vibrator cause that was a separate switch. xysport
  6. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    I haven't opened it up yet to see what the wires coming out of the light look like.. A ground would make since...
  7. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    I try to give them ideas so when I buy one these issues are resolved:D
  8. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    Still no luck on this brake light.. Saw a guy this morning with my spreader.. 1st one i have seen, his 3rd brake light was working...

    Were do i need to run a ground to?? There isn't a ground wire coming out of the light.