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Plow controls not responding

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by waynor, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. waynor

    waynor Junior Member
    Messages: 9


    Last night I started up my truck and tried to lift the plow but the controls weren't responding, I heard no noise from the hydraulics and the lights on the plow controller dimmed and blinked out... This morning I tried again and I the hydraulics made a short noise and seemed about to start lifting the plow but then the controls went dead again... I opened up the control box and all the wires appear to be fine..

    Is their a way for me to jumper the plow into at least lifting so I can drive my truck somewhere to get it looked at?

    I had this happen a few years ago and I can't for the life of me remember what a friend of mine did to get the plow to lift..

    The snow plow is made by "Artic"
  2. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Check your connections in the front of your truck. Look for any green corrosion and make sure they are making good contact.
  3. waynor

    waynor Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Connections appear to be fine... Any other options ?
  4. waynor

    waynor Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I'm not saying I didn't miss anything I just seem to remember the last time this happened a few years back a friend of mine came over with a piece of wire and used it to jump something so the plow would lift... Just need to get the truck to someone who knows what their doing which is hard to do with the plow on the ground :)
  5. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    jack it up with a floor jack and adjust the chain higher. or push it up into a snowbank and short chain. jump the large posts on your solenoid with a LARGE wire.
  6. waynor

    waynor Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    thanks for all your help guys!