winch controller relocation - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Quads, Bikes, and Sleds
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 26th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #1
swampjeep
Swamp Stomper
 
swampjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Waterford, mi
Posts: 7,783
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default winch controller relocation

Anyone have any info on how to relocate the controller on my ATV's winch? it's a Warn U2500, has the controller on the end, I can't see how it comes off.
swampjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old December 27th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #2
Motor Slut
I put the Ick in Dick.
 
Motor Slut's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: 49963
Posts: 2,411
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Well the switch comes off somehow and your best bet is to get a solenoid pack and remote switch for it.

You can also get longer cables and just put it anywhere you want. You just have to extend the ones that go from the switch to the winch.

Last edited by Motor Slut; December 27th, 2007 at 07:46 PM.
Motor Slut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2007, 12:58 PM   #3
swampjeep
Swamp Stomper
 
swampjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Waterford, mi
Posts: 7,783
iTrader: (25)
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Default

well, figured it out, the switch was mounted by copper tabs going out to the cable contacts on the end of the motor, loosen then, the the switch slid right off, the cables were long enought to mount this switch to the fender and cut the cables and rout them from the copper tabs back to the motor so everthing still works. It's easy enough, I would do some pics and a quick write up, but since this winch is discontinued, I bet most people already have them set up how they want. I did hear these switches tend to burn out, so if it does, then I'll do the solenoid pack set up...
swampjeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2008, 06:34 PM   #4
Motor Slut
I put the Ick in Dick.
 
Motor Slut's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-10-05
Location: 49963
Posts: 2,411
iTrader: (0)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by swampjeep View Post
well, figured it out, the switch was mounted by copper tabs going out to the cable contacts on the end of the motor, loosen then, the the switch slid right off, the cables were long enought to mount this switch to the fender and cut the cables and rout them from the copper tabs back to the motor so everthing still works. It's easy enough, I would do some pics and a quick write up, but since this winch is discontinued, I bet most people already have them set up how they want. I did hear these switches tend to burn out, so if it does, then I'll do the solenoid pack set up...
If you ever have to do an upgrade don't buy anything with the Warn name on it. That stupid grey switch is about $85 from Warn and the solenoid upgrade is $130. There are cheaper solutions if you look for them.
Motor Slut is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Quads, Bikes, and Sleds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.09174 seconds with 32 queries