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cool incab winch control idea

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yeild2me, Jan 4, 2002.

  1. yeild2me

    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    ok, here is my plan--i want to take an old warn remote control and cut off the plug that goes into the winch and wire it to my now useless rear window switch (up-off-down which is like the remotes switch in-off-out). this way i could keep the incab plug hooked up at all times, and use my 12' remote when i need to winch from outside i.e. winching somebody else. that is why i need a plug instead of cutting my up.

    has anybody tried this?
    where can i get that plug?

    whatcha think?? rob

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  2. dyeager535

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    I think an SM465 with a PTO winch is a cool in cab winch control, but I'm just giving you a hard time : )

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  3. Jonathan

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    My next door neighbor has an in cab winch control made by Warn mounted to the bottom of the dash in his 72 Bronco, maybe you could find one of those in a junkyard or something.

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    Instead of using the plug in, just pop the cover off the winch soloenoids and hard wire the wires to the solenoids, and leave the remote receptacle hooked up. That way you could use either the in-cab switch or the remote. I was gonna do this a few years ago with my 8274, don't see why it wouldn't work (although I never thought of using the window switch). Also, it would be a good idea to install a cutout switch inside, so curious passengers wouldn't accidentally play with the winch. Just put it in the feed line to the switch.

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  5. m j

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    it is a simple toggle why would you spend $$$ at warn?
    i would be careful to make sure that only one controller is on at a time.
    not cool if all the solenoids are open at once.
    my winch had in cab toggle in the old cab.
    redid it with overpriced warn remote.
    mine is rear winch, put plug in box through the tailight post.
    i can toss the remote through the rear slider for in cab

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    All I did was take the receptacle where the winch remote plugs into, and use a piece of extension cord to run the wires into the cab. I mounted the receptacle in the ashtray (non-smoker), and all I need to do to use the winch is plug the remote into the receptacle in the truck, then I can use it from the drivers seat, or unspool the wire and it reaches out to the front of the truck easily.

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    Most everyone in our club has done this. It is easy. Just hard wire a new line in to a toggle in the dash. That way it can be used in side and out if you wish.

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    Had the same inside toggle on one of my 'binders' a number of years back. Think it was a double pole/return to center switch (nearby elec shoppe). The wiring ran back thru the grill/under hood/thru firewall/hole in dash.
    It sure was handy!
     
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    Sound like a slick idea. The only problem I see is the rear window switch hangs up sometimes (or at least mine does). If you didn't have any problems with the power window before you put on the soft top then you might be in the clear. If your switch is as bad as mine was you might want to replace it with a new one first. A way to disable it would be good too, that youngster won't get any less curious. Trust me!

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    Easy to do hard wiring into the back of the plug on the winch.
    I'm not sure I would use the window switch. Too far to reach if your seat belt is locked from being on a hill. When I get a winch I was going to mount the switch on a overhead where I could easily reach it.

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    There's an article here on that:
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