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Unread 06-02-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Project No Compromises - Update 01/17/11

Update 01/17/11
Well, even though it wasn't previously on my list of "to-do's", I came across 12VoltGuy's website and couldn't pass picking up a winch controller. Down the road, I might purchase a larger unit, but for now this will suffice. I could not ask for better customer service... you can call him at virtually any time, any day and he eagerly answers all questions you may have and gives awesome suggestions.

When the switch came, I couldn't believe how meticulous 12VoltGuy was with all the wiring, labels, and shipping materials:




I'm not going to lie, I was pretty nervous cutting out part of my dash... but I just took my time with my dremel and all turned out well.








Test fit before running all the wires:


The wires were VERY nicely labeled and was essentially just plug-n-play:


Ran the wires under the dash and through the rubber gasket in the firewall. The excess wire was then looped up under the dash.






The kit also includes PLENTY of wire along with tons of zip ties to neatly run the wiring around the engine compartment:




I followed the directions off of Stu's Offroad and fortunately his install was also on a Warn XD9000i... so it made the wiring easily:


I brought the wiring through the right side of the grille and kept enough slack to allow the neoprene cover to still slide on:




I wish the kit came with better install directions, but I understand that he cant have directions for EVERY vehicle installation out there. I gave 12VoltGuy a call and asked how I should wire the positive and negative lines for the switch... that's when he told me about these Add-a-circuits


I couldnt find a great ground wire connection, so I just drilled a sheet metal screw into the metal column immediately to the upper left of the fuse box and used that as the ground.

Since I was in the wiring mood, I figured I would go ahead and knock out some of my electrical projects I've been putting off. These included: finding a new location for the iPod connection, hardwiring the CB, installing a CB connection mount, and then finding a better location for the CB external speaker.

The very first thing I needed to figure out was where I wanted the iPod connection cable coming out of along with where I wanted to place my CB connection mount. I decided on the empty area next to the switches.


I then drilled two 3/4" holes for both connections, installed grommets, and re-ran the iPod cable:


This is where I started running into issues, all dealing with the CB. First of all, the module for the CB has a 5 pin connection wire coming out of it thats about 6" long. This connection is what the all-in-one radio wire attaches to for the mic and the power. Since the module wire is only 6" long, it HIGHLY limits where the module can be placed. Therefore, I had to purchase the following off eBay after search 4 different CB shops around here... none have the 5 pin extension wire I needed:


This is what I'm wanting it to turn out like (just imagine the 5 pin connection inserted in the right grommet):

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Unread 06-02-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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While I'm waiting for that to arrive, I have to wait on the hardwiring... so it was time to move onto the external speaker.

After carefully thinking about where I wanted to install it, I decided to go below the switches in the small space ahead of the shifter. That's where the second problem comes into play. The Cobra external speaker I bought is quite large... so I need to buy a small rectangular speaker instead. I saw one at the Love's trucker gas stop the other day for $15, so next time I'm in the area I'll pick it up.

It was time to wrap up for the day by reconnecting the battery terminals and testing out the winch switch:


Worked like a charm!
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Unread 06-02-2011, 02:28 PM   #3
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Holy **** delete some of these threads. The updates are good, but way too many threads.
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Unread 06-02-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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The threads will only appear today... I changed how my build thread was... as it was getting way too big and taking forever to load.
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