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Problem: Plow lights work only when plow raised!

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by rpaton, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. rpaton

    rpaton Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Hello Everyone, I have an electrical problem as the lights on my snowplow work only when plow is raised. Have ultramount 8.5 ft. plow with the standard 2 plug setup. Truck lights work fine and everything else on plow works perfectly. I had previously removed all wires attached to battery and wiring attached to pump motor. cleaned and placed back. Ground wires are very clean and attached firmly. Only thing I can think of is that I greased up the plow frame where it slides into receptacles mounted on truck which somehow is not creating a proper ground, however there is a ground wire already attached. checked every fuse in cab and underhood 2 or three times. Any help would be appreciated.
    Good luck to EVERYONE that plows, lets make some money this winter!!!
  2. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    sounds like your on the correct road . If you think its a ground than use a test light and lift the plow. ground it to the frame of the truck . than just scrap around the plow side ( or you can put the pointed end rite in the wire ) . I hope this helps . if you don't have any luck let us know
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Is it just low beams, or are the high, markers and turns also not working?
  4. rpaton

    rpaton Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Thanks for input!

    I located the problem which was that my mechanic/laborer had reinstalled one red wire to the solenoid when it should have gone directly to the positive battery terminal. All lights now work properly.
    Good Luck today Gentleman!