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Old 12-31-2010, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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winch switch wireing question

in the book it says to find a wire that has power when the key switch is on. I want to wire it to the battery so it has constant power to the switch. was wondering what you guys think. It is a 2011 four wheeler and I did not want to knife into the wires thanks for any advice
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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they make a 2 wire inline spice crimp u wont have to cut nothing it just pushes away the rubber to make a connection any autoparts or walmart sells them and they dont cost much i would go with the blue color i think its the wire size gauge u need
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i would wire it to make it to where when the key is turned is has power or rig a toggle switch up to it if you're gonna have it wired straight to the battery because when i bought my four wheeler the guy told me if you dont turn the toggle switch off after using the winch it will drain your battery even though you're not using the winch. One time i accidently left the togle switch on and it did kill my battery over night. I don't know why it done that, it may just have something to do with the way it's wired.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would add a relay inline also for current spikes
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I you want to wire it directly to the battery. That is fine.
But you should get some fuses to protect the wiring.
wiring insulation melts very easy when a short circut accidntly happens.
You would be doing yourself a big favor, using the appropiate fuse or circuit breaker.
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Thanks for the advice from you guys the project went well and ended up using a blue scotch lok and got power from the acsesory socket thanks again

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Winch Wire

I have allways taken a 10 or 20 amp circuit breaker or fuse holder, and went directly from the battery plus and minus posts
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I have a 98 foreman and I went right to the battery Iv never had trouble and have always hated going in to any existing wiring harness.
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