Power Wagon Registry (2005 and up)
Power Wagon Registry - Warn Winch Thermal Bypass
How-to by Peter Davey (pdavey) on Dodgetalk
After reading a few posts I decided to take a trip to my local NAPA auto parts to see if I could put together a bypass that looked pretty good and didn't cost an arm and a leg. I purchased item number 755-1598 a 2-Flat Electrical Connector - 12" Loop ($1.99) (similar to the connector that goes from the solenoids to the thermal protection switch) a few crimp ends and had some electical tape laying around the house. (All told less then $3.00)
- Cut the 2-Flat Electrical Connector in half and leave about 2 inches of wire on both ends and Strip all 4 wires leaving the bare copper ends
- Twist the ends of the black and white wires together
- Use a 14-20 guage crimp ends and crimp them onto the ends of the combined wires
- Finish with electrical tape to make more water resistant and a nicer finish
- Separate the two ends on the winch
- Plug the newly created bypasses onto each end (you likely don't need the end from the side going to the winch motor but I don't like to leave empty wires hanging.)
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