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Western wideout problem

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by mkennedy, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. mkennedy

    mkennedy Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a western wideout ,am getting flashing red light on controller.sometimes will work mos t times plow wont do anything.Have ruled out controller ,fuses and plow modules.Any Ideas.
  2. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 499

    clean and grease all the plugs
  3. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    The controller on my new pro plus does the same thing. The red light will flash and the plow won't move at all. The manual said this means the controller has "no communication" with the plow. The plug under the dash, that the controller plugs into, keeps coming loose. Once I push them back together, the plow works fine. Some electrical tape will probably solve the problem.
  4. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    Your wide-out is fleet flex. That means there r two wires carrying all the controle commands to the plow and diagnostics from plow to controller. As said above if the controller plug comes loose it will loose communication. Other causes r: broken wire at the base of the controller handle, bad / dirty connection on the two small pins in the big power plug at the grill (two big pins r battery + and - while the two small pins r communication) and finally there is a four pin plug under the hood where the controller harness ties into the battery cable. Follow the plow cable from battery + until u see the little black plug with four small wires that joins into the battery cable on its way to the grill. Ensure that plug is clean, securely connected and in damaged. U could slso look at the plow side where the com wires leave the battery cable and plug into the decoder module. Not likely but a wire could b broken there or the plug may not b securely plugged in and locked.
  5. mkennedy

    mkennedy Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    The entire plug was bad(one with two large prongs and two small pins) from grill to truck therefore controller not communicating.