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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Wire routing

I am installing a winch on my 14 HDX. Winch mounted and am working on routing wires for selonoid, rocker switch etc. Is there an optimum routing for the wires an mounting position for switch and selonoid. I of course want to by-pass hot spots moving parts etc.
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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 12-26-2014, 05:17 PM
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I mounted my rocker switch on the dash, solenoid mounted near the battery, and any wires from front to rear, I ran under the floor, ample places to secure the wire, and it is away from hot spots.

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did you remove skid plates or did you pull up floor for access.
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I took the shroud from the floor off. It appears to have a good space for running wires. Will try that tommorrow morning. Thanks for the advice.
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I pulled the floor, seats, and engine cover on mine. Really made it easy to pull wires! Good Luck on your project.

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Instructions say to tap the red wire from the rocker switch to the ignition wire. Does not say which one. Assuming it would be a positive wire.
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Yes, it is a keyed hot. Usually there is a spare 2 pole connector under the dash near the ignition switch, I used a flat trailer connector on mine, and just plugged it in.

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thanks. I saw that 2 pole down there but was not aware what it went to. I guess I should get a shop manual and or wireing diagram. Have for all my other vehicles. Again thanks I do not like taping into oem wiring unless i absolutely have to.
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If your HDX is like the XTX, there will be another plug near the engine, both are keyed hot. When I made the connection for plugging into the factory plug, I added another blank pigtail for future use.

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everything went really well when I installed my winch,but I did have some skinned arms when running the wires behind the dash board,probably should have removed more screws and would have had more space.

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