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Solenoid and Winch

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Old 01-16-2016, 09:03 AM
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The motor in my Warn A2000 winch was beyond repair. The solenoid is also toast. Instead of spending $125 on a new motor, I bought a Badlands 2500 for $45. I don't like the idea of a tiny remote control so I hooked it up through the existing switch and wiring. Instead of buying a new solenoid for $40 I removed the both the hot wire (that runs directly to the battery) and the one that runs to the switch and temporarily clamped them together--this bypasses the solenoid.


It works fine. Is there a reason I need the solenoid?
 
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:08 AM
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Btw it is a 2001 Sportsman 500 HO
 
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:20 AM
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Spend the 40 bucks on the solenoid.. It at least isolates the battery directly from the winch. Better to have a solenoid burn out rather than take a chance on burning up the wiring or burning the atv to the ground.
 
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:18 PM
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Thanks. It's on order.
 
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:49 PM
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