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Western Wideout loses power????

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by GMSNOW, Nov 28, 2014.


    GMSNOW Member
    Messages: 68

    I have a 2011 Chev. 3/4 ton and same year Western Wideout.

    Situation: I will be out plowing and all of a sudden the plow shuts down/I lose power. I lose power to the hand held remote controller. Usually after unplugging and reconnecting the plowing and turning the truck off the power usually comes back and runs normal again for a while. Sometimes the handheld remote powers back up but the little light indicating I have power flashes.

    Anyone have a suggestion as to where I should start looking for the problem?

    I should also say my truck battery is the original. Could a weakened battery cause this?

    Thx for any help.
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    When it looses power, do the plow lights still stay on? Or is the clicker the only thing losing power
  3. Whitey

    Whitey Member
    Messages: 44

    I also have a 2011 wideout which just started doing the same thing. I found it to be the 4 pin plug at the grill. I cleaned it up good and greased it no problems since. Hope this help works for you too, good luck.

    GMSNOW Member
    Messages: 68

    No problem with the lights - they stay on.

    I will try cleaning the plug connectors. Did you just wipe them clean or use some sort of cleaner?

    Thx for the feedback!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,779

    Trace your power cable for wear...there are other theads with similar malfunctions.
  6. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    The issue was the controller connector inside the cab. I believe western came out with an extension cable to fix the issue
  7. Snow_rydah

    Snow_rydah Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I'm having the same problem flashing red light on hand held. I get out and wiggle the battery harness plug and works for a while and way to fix it without buying a new harness. I have cleaned it and use dielectric grease