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Old 01-12-2010, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm installing a Warn 6000lb winch and the box for the remote control is pretty big. I need some ideas on where to mount it. Can't think of any place on the bumper to mount it that would not look goofy. The wires are pretty short so I guess I may need to buy some longer cables to mount it anyplace that is not very close to the winch. Help me out with some ideas! Thanks.
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What I'm seeing in pic #1 is the control box which is mounted on the winch
and the round plug on the front is where the remote hand control plugs into.
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The RC box does not bolt onto the winch, nor is there room inside the bumper for the box. So I think I have to extend the 3 cables and find a place other than the bumper to mount it???
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Mount it under the hood, near the firewall in the corner opposite the battery. Then add controls to your dash...



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I have also seen it done where (after installing it under the hood) the plug itself is just extended to a body panel. Like through the fender or grill.
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Would there be any room inside the fender behind the headlite so that you could drill a hole through the fender and have the remote socket sticking
out which would make for an easy plug in.
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I have also seen it done where (after installing it under the hood) the plug itself is just extended to a body panel. Like through the fender or grill.
I was thinking about doing that. I was wondering if I should drill out the rivets holding the socket in the control box cover and using that socket through a body panel, or buying an extension to plug into the box and attach the other end of the extension to a body panel or dash mount. Then again, the winch will probably not be used enough to be worth putting in the extra time and effort to mount it through a panel or dash. Maybe just mounting it under the hood where I have to pop the hood to connect the remote is good enough.
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I have mine mounted under the hood behind the passenger side headlight. I thought the in-cab controls would be pretty awesome but haven't found myself using the winch that much yet.
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Passenger side has the hot air intake that gets in the way. On the driver's side it fits perfect behind the light if you move the washer reservoir back a couple inches. (Stock jack was also removed as it is too small to use anyways.) I think I will mount it there. Should still have enough room to also mount an air compressor on the driver's side too.
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Passenger side has the hot air intake that gets in the way. On the driver's side it fits perfect behind the light if you move the washer reservoir back a couple inches. (Stock jack was also removed as it is too small to use anyways.) I think I will mount it there. Should still have enough room to also mount an air compressor on the driver's side too.
sorry forgot to mention that... I have the 1.6 16v engine (the one that Suzuki should have put in the samurai). SO it has nothing on the passenger side except the battery and my winch box.
When I had the 1.3 engine I had the winch box mounted on the flat plate of where the jack sat. I removed the jack and cut off the top hoop that held tha jack in place.
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Ok, that makes sense now. I was looking at a 16V engine today when I picked up a transmission and noticed the airbox was on the opposite side.
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