The winter season is upon us and it’s time to get your snow plow ready. You might not think there are any problems with your snow plow, but you would be wrong! There are many common issues that affect the functionality of a snow plow when they’re used during the winter months.
The main problem – the lights on your snow plow don’t work. The lights on a snow plow are important for safety and visibility. However, it seems like lately they have been giving us more trouble. The reason could be is that it’s not getting power. This could be due to a number of problems, including the battery being dead or loose wiring connections, but more commonly is either because your snow plow has been disconnected from its source of power or you have failed to turn on and engage the headlight circuit breaker in your truck.
If you find that your lights stop working or the flashers don’t work You should check following before calling someone out to fix them:
Check all connections from the fuse box up through each bulb including those in the truck cab as well as any cords connected directly to bulbs themselves. Make sure none are frayed or otherwise damaged; replace anything that appears broken with new wires if necessary – we always recommend replacing whole sections rather than just individual pieces when possible because cutting into wire can cause tangling which may lead to further problems.
Check the bulbs themselves to see if they are burned out or otherwise damaged and replace them as needed – but remember, never touch bulb filaments with bare hands; wear protective gloves at all times when handling hot bulbs. Bulbs can be difficult to reach in tight spaces so take care not to drop anything near wires that may cause a short circuit (such as metal screws).
If you find no broken connections and still have headlight issues after checking any busted lights, it’s possible there is an issue with your headlights’ contacts which can’t easily be replaced on their own without taking apart various parts of the truck cab – this would require professional assistance.
If you’re having issues with taillights and back up lights, make sure they are on the same circuit as your headlights – some vehicles have a separate light switch for these corresponding to the left side of their steering wheel instead.
On trucks or other large vehicles, it’s important not to overload any one wire by plugging too many items into extension cords connected directly to them; this can lead to power surges that may fry expensive parts in addition to putting undue stress on little wires. It’s better just turn off all unneeded devices if possible when driving anyway so everything runs smoothly, (if you have one), and towards either end of your harness/wiring connection. Remember power will only work if there’s continuity coming from both sides!
If all else fails then replace with new wiring; consult a professional electrician about how best to proceed on this front before attempting anything yourself as there are many details that may vary depending upon specific equipment configurations which need to be taken into account.