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Old 05-12-2009, 05:09 PM
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Okay, been having loads of fun today - so decided to go work on the quad and installing my warn winch. For the wiring to the battery, the factory supplied stuff, does the positive lead that connects to the contactor sit flush? I noticed with the rubber bushing around it the wire connector wouldn't sit flush with the mating surface of the winch contactor. It did snug down and bend to sit against the contactor. But the ground sucked - it was flush and all, but when I snugged it down the bolt snapped off -- grrrrr...... If any of this sounds confusing as to how the positive connection was sitting I can get a pic to show it better.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:33 PM
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It looks like you have a Polaris. The utility ATV’s are pre wired for a winch. You must pull the front rack and bumpers off, along with the plastic around the gas tank. Under the right front fender (or if your looking at it from the front it would be left side) there is a neat little spot to install all the electronics components along with the pre installed positive and negative wires. These are labeled. Hook it up and bolt it down. Saves a lot of head ache. Good Luck.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:37 PM
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Yeah I got all that, but the factory supplied power supply up under the right front fender doesn't want to sit flush with the warn winch contactor. The negative did, but positive didn't - course now I had to order a new contactor since the bolt snapped off.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:36 PM
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I don't recall a rubber bushing, post some pics if you can
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:59 PM
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Rubber bushing - sorry maybe should have used better terminology - I was referring too the two factory tie ins to the winch contactor from the battery.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...s/100_3323.jpg


Here it is with the ground flush to the contactor, but the positive won't sit flush.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y19...s/100_3325.jpg
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:01 PM
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Okay - click free:

first pic is the bushing I am referring too, and second pic is how the positive won't sit flush with the box.
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:37 PM
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gotcha, I remember now that was a pain in the @$$, I ended up using my dremel tool and cutting down the side of both wires, and removing it
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:31 AM
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i didnt get the polaris one. i ended up cutting my winch cable plug in half. then mounting the wires.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:55 AM
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ya know what chuck, the more I think about it I did cut down the middle
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:38 AM
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heres a pic of mine. Click the image to open in full size.

i hda cut it in half so it would fit. i didnt feel like cutting the end off an adding new ends... im cheap i quess. lol
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