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post #1 of 6 Old 07-19-2006, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Winch wiring...

Ok everyone, this is going to sound out there, but I cant figure out how to wire my winch up... I just bought a used Warn XD 9000 and it has a power lead coming off of it but no negative lead. Does the winch ground itself out when it is bolted up or am I missing the negative lead. My buddy has an older Warn winch and he has the negative and the positive leads coming off the winch. I have this feeling I am just missing the negative lead but any help would be greatly appreciated...!!!

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-19-2006, 11:11 PM
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I've got an XD9000i. It has a negative lead, just as thick as the positive.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-20-2006, 09:58 AM
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Your winch should have two, thick leads coming from it. A red and black line of equal length. I ran mine straight to the battery.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-20-2006, 10:15 AM
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On my 9.5ti the negative lead is bolted to the underside of the motor.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-20-2006, 11:09 AM
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My M10000 will work with just a chassis ground but I run a cable from the battery negative to the winch body just to be sure...

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-20-2006, 11:21 AM
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Look on the underside. There is probably a empty screw socket. My winch has the black cable run off that. If you unscrew it.. it looks like theres nothing there.
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