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Solenoid and Winch switch help

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Old 01-09-2019, 12:49 PM
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Default Solenoid and Winch switch help

So my Winch Is am Eagle Winch. The switch went bad so tested and the solenoid was bad as well.
The replacement switch I got was the wrong one and the one I need is no longer available.
So here I am with just a direct wire switch. Positive, ground and green wire.
I think I have the solenoid hooked up right, but itís not labeled.
I am running the power and ground off a separate battery to be sure everything works before I hook it back up.
Can anyone tell me if this setup I have should work to make sure everything is functioning.




I have the ground off the solenoid also running to the battery on the floor to complete a circuit with the positive on the battery.
I donít have much electrical experience so should I have function on the winch switch here?
Thanks.
 

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Old 01-09-2019, 02:54 PM
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Got it. The power needs to be run off the bike. And that ground I tied into on the solenoid seems like a dead end.
I am going to use the accessory wires under the headlight for power.
Shouldnt be a problem with that is there ?
 
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:14 PM
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As long as the skinny wire to the solenoid is hooked up to the accessory wire, and all of the other wires are the bigger, more heavy duty wires, I think you've got it. But I'm not an expert at winches by a long way.
 
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