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post #11 of 19 Old 01-07-2015, 01:11 PM
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Fixed it myself !!! They had two wires swapped on the winch contactor !!!
It was a easy fix, once I tracked the problem down.
what upset me was, I paid them $200 to do the job and they screwed it up !!!........as I said , they won't get anymore of my business !!!

Like the old saying if you want it done right do it yourself! At least you know what has been screwed up with no one else to blame!


I find that half of the enjoyment with the Pioneer and my Harleys is doing my own work. Installing the winch was kind of a pain and not as easy as some say but about 4 hours later and a few beers the job was done to my satisfaction ! :-)

Your Plow unit looks good!!!


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I find that half of the enjoyment with the Pioneer and my Harleys is doing my own work
I totally agree ,I blame myself for allowing the salesman to talk me into letting them do it "because it was electrical" !! I just feel like they owed me compensation for my hassle,wich I was told I would be ,but never was...............I finally just gave up on it !!

all is good though and really like this p500, its a great little machine,,,
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I totally agree ,I blame myself for allowing the salesman to talk me into letting them do it "because it was electrical" !! I just feel like they owed me compensation for my hassle,wich I was told I would be ,but never was...............I finally just gave up on it !!

all is good though and really like this p500, its a great little machine,,,

I have found through the years that if I find a dealer that treats me right I am probably their best advertising as far as telling my friends and contacts and just the opposite if they burn me I make it a point to let everyone know!!!!!
The dealer I got my P500 from has been fantastic to deal with.

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Looks great can't wait for the snow report.
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We finally had enough snow worth pushing (6" of heavy wet snow) the 500 did very well !!
I had two, 75# suit case weights in the back and I weigh roughly 140#.my driveway goes up hill at the bottom (about 20 degree incline) and it pushed up hill, in 3 wheel drive,with no problem at all !!
I have a 23 hp diesel tractor that has 4 wheel drive and it always had traction problems, pushing or pulling snow and the pioneer easily out preformed the tractor.
The only complaint I have about using this machine for plowing, would be the shifting,a shift lever would be much easier ,but I can adjust to this (not a big deal)!!............love this thing !!
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We have yet to have any snow here in Missouri worthy of firing up the P500, but I'm ready to go when we do. I'm glad to hear of your success with 6" of wet and your [apparent] total satisfaction with your P500's performance. With me at about 275#....I think I can forego adding the additional weight as you did!
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Where's the pics bro ?
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Where's the pics bro ?
Maybe next time,never thought to take any
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I, also had to reverse the wires on the contactor for the winch to get it so it would function in and out as labeled. I hooked them up originally, exactly as the Honda instructions said, so it appears that your installer followed the instructions. however , in the end, a little common sense must prevail. Glad you got it fixed and all is working well for you.......B.A.
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