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I installed my winch and have some good hints & tricks... check this out !!!!
Couldn't have done it with out my new Forum Buddy BayouBogger...

Don't forget the long Yellow & Blue cables go to the Battery & the Red & Black short cables go to the winch motor..

Where to mount the winch relay control Had to trim the right side of the bracket a bit,
Watch the rivets you will need to drill the instillation screws around them....

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Where do the switch factory wires from the dash go to ??? Here is the color changes for you to follow....
Green to Green, Black to Brown, Gray to Black.. I had to crimp on new spade ends on the wires so they would plug in...
Don't forget the dielectric grease ....

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This is where you plug in the switch on the back of the dash panel after you push out the panel blank...

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If you don't have a good magnet you will need one... It saved me 4-5 Times !!!!!

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Try not to curse too much it wont help...I tried...LOL
Take your time and it will go a lot better... Enjoy !!!
 

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why did you mount the relay switch there? It should mount on the top of the passenger side shock tower. If your winch only goes one way don't be surprised the wiring on the switch is backwards. The direction say blue brown and black but the wire are green blue and blackv going to the relay switch.

And you are correct the top mounting bolts for the bumper are a pain in the ass. i just used some tape and super long ext to reach across from one side to the other.
 

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why did you mount the relay switch there? It should mount on the top of the passenger side shock tower. If your winch only goes one way don't be surprised the wiring on the switch is backwards. The direction say blue brown and black but the wire are green blue and blackv going to the relay switch.

And you are correct the top mounting bolts for the bumper are a pain in the ass. i just used some tape and super long ext to reach across from one side to the other.
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Mine works GREAT... Other wise I would never have shared this info... The reason why I mounted it here was to keep mud away from it... It may get water but the mud will be less ...
 

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DId your winch come with everything needed for install? What i mean is did it come with the contactor and dash switch?





I installed my winch and have some good hints & tricks... check this out !!!!
Couldn't have done it with out my new Forum Buddy BayouBogger...

Don't forget the long Yellow & Blue cables go to the Battery & the Red & Black short cables go to the winch motor..

Where to mount the winch relay control Had to trim the right side of the bracket a bit,
Watch the rivets you will need to drill the instillation screws around them....

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Where do the switch factory wires from the dash go to ??? Here is the color changes for you to follow....
Green to Green, Black to Brown, Gray to Black.. I had to crimp on new spade ends on the wires so they would plug in...
Don't forget the dielectric grease ....

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This is where you plug in the switch on the back of the dash panel after you push out the panel blank...

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If you don't have a good magnet you will need one... It saved me 4-5 Times !!!!!

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Try not to curse too much it wont help...I tried...LOL
Take your time and it will go a lot better... Enjoy !!!
 

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Yes.... It came with everything needed to install everything except 3- Female spade connectors... I had to buy the winch plate from can-Am... I got mine through Amazon.com
 

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Do you recall the price?
Sorry I see now that I got it at:Rocky Mountain ATV.... $ 543.99

Also right now WARN has a $50 Rebate offer till April 1st..
 

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I got the rt40 4000lb winch off of cabelas last night on sale for $429. With the $50 rebate and me redeeming my cabelas points. Ended up getting it for $300. Bought the factory mount off of eBay.
 

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That's pretty good....

I opted for the ProVantage is a heavier duty winch...
I learned when I broke into my last WARN cheaper winch to lube and clean, preventive maintenance, all of them are not created equal...
 

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wondering if you can help a little....just bought a 2013 maverick x....got a dealer warn 4000 winch....I see the leads above the passenger shock for the connector, but the directions don't say to install the relay above the shock.....any comments??? I'm also looking for the black and red leads from the battery.... I'm missing something.....installing the winch itself was easy, i'm struggling understanding the wiring.....directions talk about putting the yellow and blue leads to the winch and then connection those to the relay....again...not sure where the black and red leads are???
 

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wondering if you can help a little....just bought a 2013 maverick x....got a dealer warn 4000 winch....I see the leads above the passenger shock for the connector, but the directions don't say to install the relay above the shock.....any comments??? I'm also looking for the black and red leads from the battery.... I'm missing something.....installing the winch itself was easy, i'm struggling understanding the wiring.....directions talk about putting the yellow and blue leads to the winch and then connection those to the relay....again...not sure where the black and red leads are???
Check the other thread I think I answered your question. Pm me if you have any other questions.
 

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I am about 80% done with my install of the winch, had the wireless remote as a extra install. Testing done and working as expected.

Just the finishing touches left now. I followed the wiring as per this thread.


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