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Hello,

I have a 7 foot DK2 snow plow. Winch driven. Nothing special, but it gets the job done.

I am looking for a Winch Control Box (WCB) with 3 "prongs" as my wireless remote plug-in has 3 "holes".

I ordered this one from the DK2 website, DK2 Snow Plow Winch Control Box — DK2 , which is pictured identical to my old one that seems to have fried itself internally. But those DK2 buggers sent me a different one, which has 4 "prongs", so my 3 "hole" wireless remote can't plug into it!

I have been emailing their DK2 website, calling them on the phone, and filling out their warranty forms for 2 weeks now, and they have not resolved my issue. I get hung up on, no replies to emails, etc. DK2 has terrible customer service! Their website also now says "OUT OF STOCK".

Meanwhile, I have been clearing parking lots with a 30 inch snowblower instead of my 7 foot snowplow!! Talk about pain in the butt. Thanks DK2!

I was thinking of ordering this: DK2 Snow Plow Warrior 3,000lb Winch Kit — DK2 , as it says it comes with the winch control box and wireless remote, so I am assuming it should all be compatible with itself as it comes together as a package. However, I don't want to give any more money to DK2!

Does anyone know a similar winch kit with the winch control box and wireless remote? Or does anyone know where I could get the 3 "prong" DK2 winch control box from somewhere other than DK2?

Any recommendations to get this plow working?

Thank you!
 

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Hey boss! Thanks for the link! That is exactly the Winch Control Box that I need!

Except it is now no longer available?

I have ordered a cheap piece of junk from amazon, and I will see if I can farmer rig it to make my plow work.
 

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UPDATE:

So DK2 has sent me a 4-prong remote, however, it is a WIRED remote, and it is of no use to me!

I need a wireless remote.

The wired remote they sent me has a short cable, and so to use it, I have to put my truck in park, get out of my truck, walk to the front of the plow to reach the remote, and then put the plow UP. Then I have to get back into my truck move the truck where I want it, then get back out of my truck, walk to the front of the plow to the remote, and put the plow DOWN, then get back into my truck to plow. And so on. Obviously this wired remote is of no use to me!

DK2 was supposed to either send me a new WCB or a wireless remote.

So I am still dead in the water thanks to DK2 and their terrible customer service.
 

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Why couldn't you just lengthen the wires to run into the cab?
Well, I am not exactly sure how to do that without wrecking the whole cable. This is a 4-pronger, so I am assuming there are 4 wires inside the cable?

Even if I were able to lengthen the cable, then when I run the cable, I would have to close the hood on the cable, and then run the cable either through the open window, or close the passenger door on the cable, and the cable would eventually be ruined by the door/hood pinching it! Not to mention then my passenger would have a cable running across their lap.

Lengthening the cable would be a temporary farmer fix at best!

I have been using this plow for several years with the wireless remote that it came with.

I was assuming that DK2 would send me either a 3-prong winch control box that would work with my 3-prong wireless remote, or they would send me a 4-prong wireless remote to work with this 4-prong winch control box they sent me when they were supposed to send me a 3-prong winch control box.

I was thinking about cutting the end off the 4-prong wired remote, and cutting the end off the 3-prong wireless remote, and seeing if I could wire the 4-prong end onto the wireless remote, but again, I do not know how that would work. What is the 4th wire for? This would probably just result in me ruining BOTH!

Either way, still no working plow for me, and still no reply from DK2!
 

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No, run the wires threw the grill, into engine compartment, threw firewall into cab. Not hard at all.

A quick internet search revieled plenty of aftermarket wireless winch remote systems.
Well actually it is very hard. In fact IMPOSSIBLE! The cable would need to be 6-8 feet longer.

If I went through the hassle of drilling a hole in the firewall, and running the cable, it would come up 3-4 feet SHORT!
 

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UPDATE:

I have got this plow working with a cheap $35 winch wireless remote from amazon.

I had to modify this amazon setup by making the wires longer. I chose to make the wires running to the winch longer, so I could leave the winch box under the hood instead of out front by the winch.

It is not perfect, and it will not last more than a few months, but it is my farmer fix to get me operational until I can find the correct parts.
 

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It is not a wire bro!

It is a CABLE. With multiple TINY wires inside!

If it were straight red wire and black wire, then I would have ran longer wires!
it doesn’t have to be that way
Cut and splice
And you can buy “cabe” at the hardware store or run separate wires and put them in a loom.

splice on a extension find a access point in the firewall or run it in the window and be done with it
 
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