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Plow wiring

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Chris Leonard, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Chris Leonard

    Chris Leonard Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    I'm putting an older model plow on an 02 Chevy 2500 and I was wondering if any one knows of a good way to wire it into the headlights so that the high low switch would work without just tapping into the wires on the headlights.
  2. plowsomesnow

    plowsomesnow Junior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 6

    just use a 3way toggle switch for your plow lights. it much easier then trying to tap into your trucks wiring. thats what i did im planing on running with my parking lights on so i have tail lights.
  3. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    yep thats what I used to do... I just posted this earlier

    In the "old" days (when the plow harness' were universal) I never cut my plow lights into the truck's headlight wiring. I used an "ON-OFF-ON" toggle switch mounted in the dash. I wired the plow lights to the ignition fuse panel, with a relay. (like you would wire fog lights) . Flip the switch up for brights, down for dims. Run your truck with the lights in the park position so you had taillights. Turn the truck off and the plow lights would go off...nice in the days before "dummy chimes" . lol

    Some of my early trucks lacked big charging systems...Nice thing,in larger parking lots I could turn of all my lights except the plow lights to give the charging system a little bit of a break.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2010