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    Default Warn winch controller socket

    UUuuugggggggg.......

    Warn's decision to go to a non-locking connector (apparently to allow you to yank the controller wire for *safety) is doing me raw. My 5pin connector won't make proper connection unless I hold it at a wierd angle (like standing on your head with 1 hand)...

    A $.50 part (the female pin) has me looking at a $50-$100 solution... all because Warn doesn't sell the socket itself (which they could sell for $5)

    Found this out a few days ago while cleaning up teh truck following FYGO... winch cable was smeared with mud and needed to respool/tension the cable... good thing I didn't pull the whole spool out...

    Aside from wiring up an in-cab, any low-buck solutions? Not sure if I trust the chineeze wireless 'kits' but not keen on a $100-200 wireless kit from Warn doesn't make sense either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtyler11 View Post
    UUuuugggggggg.......

    Warn's decision to go to a non-locking connector (apparently to allow you to yank the controller wire for *safety) is doing me raw. My 5pin connector won't make proper connection unless I hold it at a wierd angle (like standing on your head with 1 hand)...

    A $.50 part (the female pin) has me looking at a $50-$100 solution... all because Warn doesn't sell the socket itself (which they could sell for $5)

    Found this out a few days ago while cleaning up teh truck following FYGO... winch cable was smeared with mud and needed to respool/tension the cable... good thing I didn't pull the whole spool out...

    Aside from wiring up an in-cab, any low-buck solutions? Not sure if I trust the chineeze wireless 'kits' but not keen on a $100-200 wireless kit from Warn doesn't make sense either...
    I feel your pain. I wanted to buy the cap for the receptacle on the winch when the tie strap on mine broke. Have to buy the whole receptacle to get it; $.57 part for $57, thanks Warn.

    You know, now that I think of it; that's something I didn't try last Saturday, I just made the leap that something serious had gone wrong with the winch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueberryHill View Post
    I feel your pain. I wanted to buy the cap for the receptacle on the winch when the tie strap on mine broke. Have to buy the whole receptacle to get it; $.57 part for $57, thanks Warn.

    You know, now that I think of it; that's something I didn't try last Saturday, I just made the leap that something serious had gone wrong with the winch.
    In your case, could hear relay clacking. I get nothing if i dont stand on my head at a 44.5 deg
    But worth trying. Also is yours 3pin or 5pin?
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