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One more Smart hitch problem!!

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by hitower, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. hitower

    hitower Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 11

    I've read five pages of Smart hitch problems but none matched up with my problem.
    2001 Chevy Silverado RT3 Vplow.
    Everything on the plow works and all the lights works too.
    My problem is the smarthitch does nothing when I hit the switch, up or down nothing, no clicks nothing.
    I have it in float ,power on the orange wire at the switch. Power on the white wire when I hit raise.
    Float Coil with has magnatism too.
    Would my next step be to have my wife hit raise then check for power at the white/black wire at the sloenoid??
    Any help would be appreciated as I can hook it up manually but would like to use the Smart hitch feature!
  2. nrplowguy

    nrplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I notice sometimes mine dont work either, all I do and it seems to work is back up a bit and drive into it again and make sure the plow moves. seems to work for me!!!!!
  3. hitower

    hitower Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 11

    Mine has never worked since I got this truck this spring, I did just change the plow side wiring harness and double checked all my wiring hook ups.
    One thing I noticed, the old harness has a white/black wire coming out of the harness by itself that is factory installed.The new harness doesn't have that wire.
    Did I get the wrong plow side harness from the dealer or did boss update the harness and put that wire inside?
  4. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 852

    Try jumpering or testing for power at the switch (mount switch) to see if the switch is bad.

    Wiggle your power wires and triple check your ground - that's why the other person drives back into his plow to get it to work, poor ground.
  5. elecblu

    elecblu Member
    Messages: 79

    sounds like a bad toggle switch on the plow
  6. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Bad switch or bad diode on the little harness for the toggle