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molehill84

Winch Wiring Help

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I purchased my first ATV last weekend, it is a Suzuki Eiger 4x4 Semi-Automatic. :biggrin:

Along with this I also found a Swisher Plow, Dump Bucket, and Universal Mount for a good price. :cool:

The final piece I bought was a Warn Winch (XT25).

My question is:

Does anyone have pictures of how they routed the wires from the winch to the contactor and then to the battery???

Of course you cannot run them anywhere that will come close to the hot engine or where moving parts may pinch the wires.

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Last night I picked up some liquid electrical tape to protect all the contacts from the elements and a bunch of zip-ties to make sure the wires are secure...

Anyone have any pictures out there of how they routed their wires from their winch back to the contactor and to the battery???

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i mounted the winch and just wired it straight back used zip-ties to keep it at the top part of the frame,and i brought it all the way to the back and mounted the contactor to the rear part of the frame... i will post pictures tonight

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I would do exactly what outlander said, with zip ties along the frame, and run it under the seat on the eiger.

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I was thinking about wiring it back to the dry-box all the way in the back...

I'd probably need to get longer wires from the winch to the contactor though.

I don't think the wires that came with the Warn winch will reach the whole way back.

The main thing I'm looking for is pictures showing the route along the frame where you attached the wires.

I would of course like to keep it as far away from the engine as possible.

Thanks for the help!

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I took off a few of the panels today to get an idea of where I'll run the wires from the winch back to the contactor...It looks like the wires from Warn just might reach back to the dry box!

Any pictures out there???

Also, which wire did you tap into for the handle bar switch?

I know I should use a multi-meter to find a wire that only gets power when the ATV is on...

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im really sorry about not getting you the pictures soon enough.. i will try to post pictures sometime this week i have just been really busy...but i will post them

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