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Why would ground wire melt?

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by kelpike, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. kelpike

    kelpike Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Please help, the insulation on the ground wire melted and the plow just stopped working. This is a tan wire thats attached to the body of the truck. I don't even see the wire listed in the diagram on the Curtis website. What could cause this to happen and where might this wire go? I never had any problems with this plow before.
  2. Stan MI

    Stan MI Member
    Messages: 86

    Wish I could help you out but I have no idea.

    I also had a couple of wires fray and they were touching so I kept popping fuses. Another $100 spent at the dealer for what I should have been able to find and fix myself.
  3. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239


    well it might have burned the body ground ,because the plow ground went away and the plow was searching for a ground any were it could find one ,and it would not Handel the amperage , :)
  4. kelpike

    kelpike Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Can you please explain what you mean by the plow ground went away? And do you have any suggestions on a fix for my issue?
  5. kelpike

    kelpike Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I found that the larger grounding cable coming from the plow was also grounded to the body and probably wasn't the best connection. I ran a new cable to the battery. I also fixed the "fried" wire and ran that to the battery. Everything seems to be working fine now. Thanks to everyone who replied to this to help me out.