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in cab winch control

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by j83soldier, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    j83soldier

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    I know I have seen it on here but have been searching for an hour and cant find it. I am looking for a detailed write up on how to wire a winch to in-cab control switches. I suck at wiring and was hoping to find a decent write up. My orginal idea was to just run the stock controller from warn through the firewall to an empty switch and call it good but there is no way in hell that fat wire will fit through the firewall. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    I wired one up. What kind of winch do you have? I have a Warn M8000

    The way I ran it was the 12v to activate the solenoids to a switch first then to momentary on/off double pole double throw switch.

    The switch(s). The controller is between the cup holder and 4WD shift lever and the 12v switch is the black switch on the right under the ash tray.
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  3. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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  4. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    yea I have a warn M8000 do you have a write up on it
     
  5. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    found it yea like I said fucking with electrical worries me and because of that I shy away from it, thus suck at it. I am hopping to find a write up that shows step by step. As in taking the selinoid apart, running the wires ect. Thanks though.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    The good thing is you don't have to take the solenoids apart. You can take the cover off of the controller box and have access to the electrical connections. Let me get on it tomorrow and I can get a writeup for you.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    Check out 12voltguy.com. He has install kits to wire your winch inside.
    click here
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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    I was looking into this as well, but ended up going with the Warn wireless controller. So you have the best of both worlds, can control from inside the vehicle or outside when the need arises. Couldn't be happier with the choice.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    awesome man thanks a million. thats why this site is awesome.
     
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