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in cab winch switch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RootBreaker, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Ok so I bought my 12" C channel today to mount my winch to...

    Since I have a wireless winch controller... I figured I should do a wired setup in the cab...

    anyone know of any good switches? companies?

    here is what I have found.. which would you go with?

    mind you that in the future i want a winch up front too... so dual winch eventually...


    I was recommended to these guys... a bit pricey but nice...
    http://www.12voltguy.com/


    to go toggle switch or push button???? what do you like better???

    could do this for now..then if I get another winch then buy another...
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    or dual winch buttons...
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    what would i need to do my own? some of them are pretty pricey... expecially the dual ones... $85!!!!
     
  2. ak bandit

    ak bandit 1/2 ton status

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    That's pretty cool...Definitely pricey though. I think the hardest part of making your own would be engraving the words into the plate. Check out your local automotive parts store. They usually have a decent selection of switches like the ones on the pictured panel. RadioShack has those LED lights pretty cheap. Wiring it up wouldnt be that difficult either. I'd opt to make my own, especially if the dual is $85! You could surely make a dual setup for under $20...
     
  3. k20

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    I would go pushbutton personally, because if something were to go wrong, winch run backwards, cable start snapping, etc, all you have to do to stop is let go (unless the buttons lock in somehow), with the toggle, you would have to move the switch to stop it. May not be that big of a deal, but that is what I thought of.
     
  4. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I went the route of the 12voltguy, but I actually won mine in a giveaway here on ck5



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    would trust 12volt guy. 4wheel and offroad just had that panl in their mag :waytogo: sweet bro! i will get one some day
     
  6. BozoWise

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    I think the 12voltguy uses momentary toggels on those so you have to hold it for in and out. Not flip on or flip off. That would be a bit unsafe in my .02
     
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    Yeah, I too would think the switch would be "self centering" and not stay in one position. At least I hope not. :eek1:
     
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    good point, didnt even think about momentary toggles :rolleyes: *slaps self*
     
  9. sweetk30

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    i like the last one:wink1:
     
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    i would think so also ;) :waytogo: would be common sense to do it that way
     
  11. afroman006

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    The 12voltguy's stuff is all bitchin! I have a custom panel he made for me and, for what you are getting, the price cant be beat. If you price switch panels in Jegs or Summit and then his, you realize how much of a better deal his are, and on top of that you can get custom stuff. Here's pics of my panel, dont pay any attention to the ugly switches on the right end, I didnt need them when I ordered the panel but had to add them using some different swtiches. Doing the in cab winch control is just plain easy and I would recomend it to anyone, for backup if nothing else.

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    Here's what exactly I had to do on my 5 wire Warn M12000.

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    I wired in a 3 way toggle (in-off-out) with a momentary toggle switch to actually apply power, to avoid accidents. There is nothin special about doing this mod, and no need to spend a lot of money. Make your own mini panel out of sheet metal and mount the switches. Probably less than $15 total for wire, switches, etc.

    Here is my own panel I made, winch controls are on the left side and I replaced the push buttom momentary switch with a better toggle momentary switch. I also marked (in-off-out) on the panel with a sharpie :grin:
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  14. RootBreaker

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    yeah they are nice.. but I got so much into my truck that I gotta keep it cheap for now...

    I found the toggles like those for $14 each.. so $28 for 2 and now gotta figure out what kind of push buttons they are.. anyone know what they are called? or are they just push button? :haha:

    $80 for the dual kit is pricey for me.. may just get the $44 one.. with 1 switch and 2 buttons....
     

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