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Winch Wiring Help

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by seakayaker32, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. seakayaker32

    seakayaker32 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    TRD CAI, Anytime Locker Mod. Modified Doug Thorley Pipe Bomb exhaust (tail pipe cut off just past the rear axle). All Pro winch bumper w/Tuff Stuff Xtreme 12500lbs winch (don't knock it it was free) All Pro IFS skid plate Custom Transfer Case skid plate Old Man Emu lift Desert products chromoly uniball UCAs Rear Differential breather Mod. Front differential drop kit. Satoshi Grill Bushwhacker Fender Flares Wilschur VT series Tiregate Softopper SOS offroad concept sliders w/kick out. Cobra 29 CB
    Hi,

    I've had a winch now for about a year and a half, and it has worked perfectly. I recently bought a new truck, installed my existing winch on the new truck, and now it will spool in, but all I get is a clicking sound when I go to try to spool out. Obviously, I've screwed up the wiring, but I've tried just about every configuration I can think of, and can't get it to power-spool out. I've also (of course) misplaced my owners manual and can't find one online to check the wiring diagram. Does anyone have a Tuff Stuff Xtreme, 12,500lbs winch (don't knock it, it was free), that would be willing and able to shoot a couple of pics of the wiring of both the solenoid and the winch motor?

    It would be much appreciated.

    Rich
     
  2. GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 Well-Known Member

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    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
    Is yours the waterproof one? If so check to see if any o rings are ruined. Check loose connections maybe? If an o ring is damaged or twisted in its "seat" water could have gotten in it and shortened it out.
     
  3. GATORTACO92

    GATORTACO92 Well-Known Member

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    2001: 3" leveling kit, ARB bumper, lightforce 240 blitz, 35" KM2s. SOLD 2008: OME 886s 90000 with dakars, LR UCAs, 5% tint, Satashi.
  4. seakayaker32

    seakayaker32 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tacoma TRD Off Road DCSB
    TRD CAI, Anytime Locker Mod. Modified Doug Thorley Pipe Bomb exhaust (tail pipe cut off just past the rear axle). All Pro winch bumper w/Tuff Stuff Xtreme 12500lbs winch (don't knock it it was free) All Pro IFS skid plate Custom Transfer Case skid plate Old Man Emu lift Desert products chromoly uniball UCAs Rear Differential breather Mod. Front differential drop kit. Satoshi Grill Bushwhacker Fender Flares Wilschur VT series Tiregate Softopper SOS offroad concept sliders w/kick out. Cobra 29 CB
    I had screwed up the wiring, as I suspected. As usual, human error, not equipment failure.
     
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