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yay my head lights work ... kinda

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by nekos, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    just hooked my plow up to move it a few days ago and i noticed the lights on the plow don't work .
    the amber lights and turn signals work fine but the head lights wont go on unless i turn on the brights !

    any clue whats goin on ??? , thx :)
  2. ght1098

    ght1098 Member
    Messages: 86

    Probably a bad wire connector, I would start there.
  3. genrock

    genrock Member
    Messages: 60

    How old is your truck, what kind is it?
    If it is an older vehicle it may just be a ground problem. Do they come on when you move your plow or not. Do they go dim when you operate your plow.
    Check all your grounding connecting and sand them down to bare metal and go from there.
  4. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    it's a 97 ford f150
    the lights do work , when i turn the brights on. when i turn the brights off , only the amber lights on the plow work and my normal driveing light's go on.

    doesn't make much sence to me , from what i have been told it is one of the relay's causeing the problem. :confused:

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

    you need new relays, there cheap and easy to install:waving:
  6. lqmustang

    lqmustang Member
    Messages: 36

    I just fixed a problem with the same symptoms. I had a pin busted off the plow side harness. Replaced the harness, all good now.
  7. Mebes

    Mebes Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    nekos....You never did say what kind of plow you have.
    Sounds like a Western to me.
    You have a bad relay as TRUE TURF LAWN stated.
    You can buy them at any auto store.

    They should be bundled with tape near the divers side headlight.