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In-cab winch controls

Been trying to find some good links to help with moving my winch controls inside the cab. I've found some stuff, but would like to see what y'all know.

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When I did mine I put a power window switch in the center console and used it. It was out of a mid 90s Chevy and matches the interior pretty well. I also have a master power switch that kills the system so it can't accidentally get bumped and spooled in or out.

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^^I've seen that. Sweet setup.

I'm thinking of doing something like this.

12voltguy.com - Winch Panels
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Got the new solenoid for my winch so I'm planning to get one of these soon.

Which one do you guys like?

Square w/ armed light.

12voltguy.com - Winch with Buttons


Rectangle w/ armed LED toggle.

12voltguy.com - JK WINCH WITH BUTTONS


LED toggles

12voltguy.com - 3 SWITCH LED TIPPED WITH BARS
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Nice stuff from the 12 Volt Guy.

Makes it a lot easier but you can wire this type of panel yourself.
Jump the trigger wire for the main solenoid and the out and in solenoids run the wires inside and put some toggles on them. Use an Aircraft type safety switch with cover for the main power and some Flashing LEDs for indicators.

But if you have $50 go for it.

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I like the last one personally.
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bottom one probably wish i could see it larger.
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You can click those links below each one to see bigger pics.

The only thing I worry with the last one is that the toggles aren't sprung and won't shut off automatically when you let off. But I think it looks the coolest with those separation bars.
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If you have the slot just under the heater control free’d up then #2 would work, #1 will probably work for most applications, make sure it works with your winch.

I read on the 12 Volt Guy’s Site that he will make a custom Panel if you have something special in mind.
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If you have the slot just under the heater control free’d up then #2 would work, #1 will probably work for most applications, make sure it works with your winch.

I read on the 12 Volt Guy’s Site that he will make a custom Panel if you have something special in mind.
I've got my trailer brake controller where the ashtray used to be. I've only used it once or twice though. lol

I'm thinking about putting it on the side of my center console. That way I don't have to cut a hole in the dash and it'll still be right there close.

Yeah, he can make all kinds of stuff with engraving too if you want it. There are alot of nice ones in his thread over on pirate.
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lol im just gona move the plug from the solenoid box inside the cab and attach the controller from the inside XD

that way i can still move outside with the controler
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lol im just gona move the plug from the solenoid box inside the cab and attach the controller from the inside XD

that way i can still move outside with the controler
I'm gonna try to relocate the solenoid under the hood to protect it from the elements and that way I can still use the corded remote outside if I need to. This way I'll have both, inside and outside.
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The box under the hood is a good idea.

Instead of relocating the Plug leave it and add another; make a harness to extend the wiring or just add wires to the connections on the inside of the box and run the harness in the cab. This way you can use the box plug or the cab plug and it doesn’t take a lot more effort or materials.
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lol im just gona move the plug from the solenoid box inside the cab and attach the controller from the inside XD

that way i can still move outside with the controler
Found something showing exactly what you're talking about.

How To: Winch Plug Relocation - Second Generation Nissan Xterra Forums (2005+)

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Instead of relocating the Plug leave it and add another; make a harness to extend the wiring or just add wires to the connections on the inside of the box and run the harness in the cab. This way you can use the box plug or the cab plug and it doesn’t take a lot more effort or materials.
That's a good idea.
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Yup, something like that it would make the whole package lets say more usable.
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