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If you're not using the Honda wiring harness, can you take some photos and give me some ideas on how and where you mounted your switches?

I'm most (foremost) interested in where you mounted your winch switch, especially if you're running a plow and using your winch as the actuator. How did you conveniently mount the switch?

I plan to add some aux. lights (+ the winch) and maybe a radio down the road. In your opinion, is the Honda wiring harness worth it?

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I never found a spot I liked for my winch switch. I was either reaching or bending and such. So the remote fixed that problem for me.

I think the Honda harness is worth it if you don't want to do your own wiring. Some people just like plug n play and using their time for other things.
 

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I'm no wiring expert......but I know one! :)

With an ATV, it's a no-brainer (where to mount the actuator switch). UTV?? I have no idea what will be convenient (if any will) with a steering wheel setup.
 

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Db I am like Moose could not find a place I liked to mount the switch so I went with wireless remote too. I do not use a plow but if I did I think I would velcro the wireless key fob to the steering wheel so I could just use my thumb to lift and lower the plow on the fly and when not in use just throw it in the glove compartment. It would be like the steering wheel push to talk button in a race car it just becomes second nature and hardly distracts you.
 

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Well, I'm getting ready to order a winch this week. How do I know the winch I order is wireless-ready? I'm an almost complete novice with this stuff.

I saw where someone had the handheld (wired) plug-in mounted in their glove box. That seems completely do-able (even by me). But....if you guys are using your winch as your plow actuator, you're both telling me you're doing this with the wireless remote switch?? I suppose that's fine. I just need to know which winch will accept the wireless unit. Do any of the Warn offering come with the wireless unit option (order it with the winch)? Any other manufacturers?

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The wired hand held in the glove compartment would work good too, you could drive with one hand and hold the remote in the other.

The wireless comes with some winches or can be purchased separately for less than $50. It has a transmitter that wires to the solenoid.


So you have lots of choices.
 

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I mounted my winch switch on the lower part of the dash in between the 2 seats and the plug in remote switch to the right of that. I made a mistake and mounted my very loud horn switch to the left of the winch switch putting right in line with were my knee sits when driving. When going down a steep hill my knee will move forward and hit the horn button. When that thing goes off I have to stop in the middle of the hill and pry my wife off of the roof where she has jumped to like a cat.
 

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Hahaha Soapy!

DB the only Warns that come with a remote included are the XT models. Warn sells the add on wireless remote. I wanna say its $130. Dick found an option that works too. You just plug your wireless transmitter where you would normally hook your toggle .

I have pretty big hands, so I don't know if this would work for you. But I steer with my remote in my wheel hand and just use my thumb to actuate. My other hand is left free for shifting or shipping a cold beverage.
 

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Just an FYI.....on KFI's site, they tell you that the wireless remote is NOT to be used with a winch.

Don't say why......but, I'd assume it's not (theirs, anyway) built for that much action.
 

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I've had an XT30 on my quad now for 5+ years. I would never go back to a non wireless remote. I've never had an issue with it, and its just so handy to pop in your pocket and you can take up slack after hooking something. Crap like that just makes stuff easier
 

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The wired hand held in the glove compartment would work good too, you could drive with one hand and hold the remote in the other.

The wireless comes with some winches or can be purchased separately for less than $50. It has a transmitter that wires to the solenoid.


So you have lots of choices.
lol I just bought this exact kit for 12 dollars on ebay.
 

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well about 4 months back its on my dads 12500 tuff stuff and my 8000 gorilla on my jeep and on a 9500 viper on my buddys jeep no problems weve seen and the small remote is easily held in the hand while steering
 
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