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post #1 of 5 Old 07-14-2010, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Relocating winch control box???

Alright, so I'm thinking of relocating my winch control box to under the hood. Only problem is I can't really decide what to do with the remote. What have you guys done with the wired remote? Have you hardwired it into the jeep or just deal with lifting the hood every time you need to use it? Pictures or links to threads about this would be freaking sweet! TYIA


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On a couple of rigs I just opened the hood to plug it in. Worked fine and convenient enough I never gave it any thought. But the TJ hood doesn't open so "handily."

On another rig I extended the wires and installed the plug into the grill.
On another, on a bracket next to the winch on the front.
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I also ran my winch control box under the hood. I left the remote plug in on the box and bought an in-cab winch controls. (12voltguy)I like having one inside the jeep as well as under the hood. There is also a wireless remote set up that's around 40 bones and it is compatible with most winches. For the life of me I can remember the name. Do a search on wireless winch control, I think Jerry b started the thread. Road warrior products, road something???? I will try to find the remote and get back to ya. I have yet to install mine.

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I would never have a wireless remote.
With a wired remote if anything ever goes wrong (and that is rare indeed) you can pull the plug. The wireless jobbie is FAR more likely to glitch, and someone could get hurt. It has happened.
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I would never have a wireless remote.
With a wired remote if anything ever goes wrong (and that is rare indeed) you can pull the plug. The wireless jobbie is FAR more likely to glitch, and someone could get hurt. It has happened.
Source please. Everyone says this- but I have never seen proof.

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