Originally Posted by toyon35s
How differant is the wiring on the solinoids on a 5 pin warn controller to a three pin controller? I hooked up my winch and it seems that somewhere in the wiring it's fucked up , seems to have power going threw the whole winch , anyone know how to wire up the solinoids on this winch properly , I can't seem to find the diagram on line and it don't make sence to me
So there I am sitting with a whole drum of cable on the ground and a dead winch. The three pin controller is working just fine in the 6000 pound winch but the 9000 was dead...
I figured out the 9000 pound winch needed a five pin controller. All I had were three pin controllers. I Never knew this winch was different
My bush fix:
Run a jumper between the two "extra" pins and plug in the three pin controller...
One pin is always hot
one pin is a ground
two pins for in/out
and one pin for solenoid ground
Inside the winch are two post solenoids that are not internally grounded. Apply power to one post, the other post must be run to ground. Warn decided to make that ground connection through the controller.
I bypassed that by running the jumper shown.
Bit late to the party, but there's your answer...