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Western Isomartic cable operated wiring problem.

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by farmer1009, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. farmer1009

    farmer1009 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    The problem I am having with my plow is wiring the solenoid. The existing solenoid that I have only has three posts on it, however I can't find one to replace it anywhere. I bought a four post solenoid, however I realized that it is Positive activated, and not ground activated. I thought I remembered reading on these forums last year that there was a way to jumper the four post solenoids to make them become a ground activated unit, but I can't seem to find that post anymore. Any tips on how to wire this thing in would be greatly appreciated. I don't want my solenoid to go bad in the middle of the night, and not have a way to repair it.
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    get a 4 post PLOW solenoid. one large stud out to the plow motor. one small stud from the plow control. make a 14ga jumper wire about 3" long with a large ring terminal on one end and a small one on the other. hook the large ring on the large stud left with the hot wire from the battery. the small ring goes on the last small stud.:nod:
  3. farmer1009

    farmer1009 Junior Member
    Messages: 25

    Ok I will try to find one tomorrow when I go to the parts store. Any idea on a part number for that, because I was told without a part number they can't look it up. (The people working at my local parts store are pretty much clueless.)