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Smart Hitch Not working

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by brettz28, May 8, 2013.

  1. brettz28

    brettz28 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Okay, so I am new to BOSS, have always other plows and this past fall bought my first BOSS because of everything I have heard. So it worked great all winter, the only issue was a blown hydraulic hose during a heavy snow.

    I have not had it on the truck in 2 months or so, and it has been outside. I went yesterday to put all of my plows in the barn for summer storage and the BOSS would not hookup. I plugged it in and tried to use the switch to hook it up and got nothing. The lights all worked and I could hear the solenoid clicking, but the pump did not even attempt to start.

    I tried changing relays, but that did not make a difference. It is the RT3 Straight blade on a Chevy pickup if that matters. It seems like it must be something simple I am missing, but I don't have enough familiarity with the BOSS to know the best place to start looking.

    Any thoughts??

    Thanks for the help!
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Did you put the control in float?
  3. brettz28

    brettz28 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Yes the control was in float. The solenoid did click like when I flip the toggle switch, but that was it....
  4. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I'm betting on a bad ground. Check the main power cable quick connection and wiggle the 13 pin plug.
  5. brettz28

    brettz28 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    That is my suspicion as well. Quick question, I have heard of the main cable grounds going bad. Sound like a possibilty?
  6. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    Yes, but clean the quick connect first. Also spread the male terminals a little for better contact in the main connection at the bumper.
  7. JK-Plow

    JK-Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I had a similar problem and it was the solenoid. But I didn't have the clicking. I would check to make sure you are getting power through the solenoid.
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    hey does it need be in float to hook it up of just to unhook

    I had guy ask me I told him I don't have that smart hitch I told guy bring it by I look at it but He hasn't done that. I need to know the float thing So when he brings to me I'll know that step I'm doing right to start with I figure its a bad switch or bad ground.
  9. srl28

    srl28 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Had the same exact problem last season, replaced the ground and power wiring and that was it. Wears out and gets corroded after a while.
  10. jhenderson9196

    jhenderson9196 Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    As was said before: the control must be in float for the smart hitch to work.