Ultra mount

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by Chris 1980, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Chris 1980

    Chris 1980 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 22

    I have a 2 plug ultra mount. I have a brand new controller, selinoid as well. I have power everywhere lol. Grounds are hooked up unless I missed something. With the plow on the truck and nothing plugged in at the grill, I used a test light on the ground and power point on the motor and it lights up. I cant figure it out lol.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Wnats your question?
     
  3. OP
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    Chris 1980

    Chris 1980 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 22

    I am trying to find out why I am getting power at the plow motor and motor ground with out the plow plugged in
     
  4. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite Fanatic
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    You have power on the motor without being plugged in?
     
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  5. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite Veteran
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    so you are showing power at the motor and its not plugged in at all?
     
  6. JMHConstruction

    JMHConstruction PlowSite Fanatic
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    Are you sure your ground for the test light isn't sitting on something with power? The test light would be using the motor as a ground, and light up
     
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  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Impossible.

    Where do you have the test light clip on....positive or negative post?
     
  8. OP
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    Chris 1980

    Chris 1980 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 22

    I put the test light on the ground screw for the actual truck ground where the factory electronics are grounded and yes I have power showing at each point on the plows motor. Nothing plugged in just mounted to the truck. It is driving me crazy that's for sure
     
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    Chris 1980

    Chris 1980 Junior Member
    from Chicago
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    Yes crrect
     
  10. OP
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    Chris 1980

    Chris 1980 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 22

    Is it possible somehow a ground is being energized? I bought the truck and they have aftermarket headlights in it
     
  11. OP
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    Chris 1980

    Chris 1980 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 22

    It is not sitting on anything. I have gone over it time and time again and cant not figure it out. I have never seen anything like it
     
  12. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    That is what makes no sense if the plow is not plugged in to the connectors, how are you getting power? Is this a dim light or bright light?

    What happens when you take the same test light to the trucks ground, or another metal part?
     
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    Chris 1980

    Chris 1980 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 22

    Negative. Trust me I thought so to but it is not. I will take a video and post it tomorrow
     
  14. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
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    Did you try this
     
  15. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'm just following this.
     
  16. OP
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    Chris 1980

    Chris 1980 Junior Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 22

    I gave up after messing with it but I did try multiple different ground points. As well.
     
  17. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Fanatic
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    Theoretically impossible. Would need to see a video.
     
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  18. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
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    Does your "test light" hook up to both positive and negative terminals on the battery?
     
  19. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
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    Edit is appropriate here but unfortunately it must have timed out...

    dieselss question stilll applies.

    Can you describe what the actual problem is that you are troubleshooting here? (assuming your test light is the problem with the solutiion)
     
  20. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite Veteran
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