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western plow cables?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by LKVL, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. LKVL

    LKVL Junior Member
    from MSP
    Messages: 2

    I have a 1988 ford xlt. I'm mounting a western snow plow on it. I need to run the cables into the cab for the joy stick. I don't see any plug holes to run the cables through. Anyone ever put in cables? Where did you run them through. Do I need to drill some holes if so where is the best place?

  2. DaleL

    DaleL Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    You're referring to the electrical wiring I assume...:confused:

    If you have carpeting or rubber floor mat, just above where it stops up under the dash you will see a few places in the fire wall where other wiring/cables come through. There are even plastic 'plugs' that are covering openings on most vehicles that you can 'poke' a hole in big 'nuff to get your wiring through...

    Hope this helps...

    DaleL :)
  3. Crumm

    Crumm Senior Member
    Messages: 529

    On mine I decided the best place to mount the controller then drilled a hole for the cables where they would be fairly straight. I think western recommends two holes (one for each cable) but I used a hole saw and drilled one big one (about 3/4"). I then used a large rubber grommet and a little silicone to seal it all up. By keeping the cables fairly straight they will operate smother and last a little longer. Try to avoid sharp turns in the cable. Long gradual bends are much better. I also took a piece of heater hose and slid it over the cables where they go through the core support to keep them from chafing.