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where to mount winch solenoid

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by fireturk41, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    i bout a warn m8000 winch i have the winch mounted on the bumper but cant find a good place to mount the solenoid, where do yall have your solenoids mounted i need ideas
     
  2. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM
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    tigerfan00

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    put it under the hood on the pass. side wheel well
     
  3. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    i tried but my issue is then the short ass wires wont reach the winch it self.

    you think i could get the same guage wire and solder the two to extend it with out breaking any kinda warrenty rules?
     
  4. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    i would think you should be able to


    crack the winch open and replace the wires completely instead of soldering them together
     
  5. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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    its the ones in the solenoid that wont reach, they make it a really long hot and ground but everything else is about 8" haha

    it looks about 4 guage, ill see if i can crack it open and find some new wire for it while im out shopping tomorrow
     
  6. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    thats what i would do personally
     
  7. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    haha i cant sleep so i may try to crack it open now
     
  8. Jul 25, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    wow...the wiring in there is so simple it aint funny, the only thing i cant remove is the motor ground
     
  9. Jul 25, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    I found some replacement battery cables that had the right ends on it and long enough to reach.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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    fireturk41

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    just the kind youd pick up from somewhere like autozone?
     
  11. Jul 26, 2010 at 2:27 AM
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    yep. Nothing special about the wire except to make sure you get the ring ends on both sides. I just used the same gauge wire that came with the main power line (4 gauge?), which the majority of battery cables are made of.

    As for length, I took a string, ran it the route I planned to take it and measured. Make sure to give yourself extra since 4 gauge isn't nearly as flexible and quite a lot thicker than string.

    For mounting, I just drilled two holes in the wheel well and tightened it up with some washers and lock washers. Just used the two bolts that are on the solenoid pack.
     
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