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Angled winch connector

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by AKsavanaman, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Dec 8, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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    AKsavanaman

    AKsavanaman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've exhausted my vocabulary and searched to no avail...

    I'm looking for a 90° angled winch controller/connector, space is tight up between my lights and control box and I can't connect my standard controller. I've got a hard wired switch in the cab, but for some tasks... Like respooling the winch myself... I want to be able to connect my standard one. Any products out there I'm too dumb to search for? It's a 5 pin btw
     
  2. Dec 8, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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    Finch1018

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  3. Dec 8, 2017 at 11:59 AM
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    jbrandt

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  4. Dec 8, 2017 at 12:01 PM
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    AKsavanaman

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    Didn't think about wireless, def an option... I bought a similar angled adapter for my cb coax cable I figured something existed for winch controllers
     
  5. Dec 8, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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    AKsavanaman

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    When I took my solenoid box apart to wire my cab switch, I only had three wires going to the connection point, figured they just use a 5 pin as a standard connection
     
  6. Dec 8, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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    Agreed, I have a 5 pin as well, haven’t looked in the solenoid box yet. Now I’m considering this...$$:facepalm:
     
  7. Dec 8, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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    Dirty Pool

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    I have a wireless fob and the cable pendant as a back up. Space was a little tight with the under hood mounted control box.
    A razor knife, some self vulcanizing tape and a zip tie did the trick. Careful with the razor, a heat gun might have also done the trick.
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Dec 8, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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    Well thanks @Dirty Pool for giving me the idea, and the mod cost me 0$!!!!
    IMG_20171208_144923919_resized.jpg
    You can see there ain't much room!

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    The original connector

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    I cut the metal sleeve with a dremel and kept the rubber grommet.

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    Now I bent the wires, pulled the grommet up and started globbing liquid tape over it...

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    And here she is all dry, I'll prob add some electrical tape to reinforce, but I'll only be using this every once in while, I think she'll suit my needs perfectly!
     
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  9. Dec 9, 2017 at 4:44 AM
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    I think my approach would have to just run a pigtail out of the winch .

    Making your connection some place easier to access with more room

    Doing things like this for work all the time it was my first thought
     
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  10. Dec 9, 2017 at 9:09 AM
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    Dirty Pool

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  11. Dec 9, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    AKsavanaman

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    That was some nice work! My original plan was to relocate the box into the engine bay, but I was too lazy to build a new harness:rolleyes:. I was also playing around with locations and couldn't come up with a good spot... Since I've got plans for a GP31 in the original spot, a 34 on the pax side and my air compressor stuffed somewhere that's currently under the back seat.
     
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  12. Dec 9, 2017 at 1:21 PM
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    Indy

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    I would just move the solenoid box over an inch and called it a day.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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    AKsavanaman

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    I already had to modify the mount and box to make it work in it's current location.... This was easier l, trust me
     

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