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smart hitch switch doesnt work

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by skidooer, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    8'2" Boss V-plow RT-3
    2001 Dodge ram cummins diesel

    does anybody no what could be wrong, plow moves but the switch does not work to push the plow into locking position, also the parking lights come on but the head lights do not come on.

    thanks for all the help in advance.
  2. vincent

    vincent Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    Use the down arrow on your controller and make sure all pressure is off.

    How do I know this (I'm a rookie), had this problem today while moving the plow into the garage. Can't help you on the light question.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2008
  3. matzke3

    matzke3 Member
    Messages: 50

    When using the smart hitch system the in truck controller needs to be switched on and put into the float position, (hold down until the backlight turns red). As far as the lights it could be alot of things, boss also uses an in cab truck/plow headlamp switch, otherwise I would check the plug. Good luck.
  4. skidooer

    skidooer Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    traced all the wiring,checked all relays,grounds and finally checked the toggle switch under the dash,replaced it and bingo everything works.

    thanks for the help.
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The toggle switch in the truck has nothing to do with the Smart Hitch attach/detach capability. It only switches the truck and plow lights. You can complelty disconnect the light toggle and everything will still work on the plow except the head lights. Sounds more like an issue with the black/red power wire supplying the 12V to the harness.