Having difficulties getting my new winch to work...
It's a badlands 12,000.... The instructions are good until I get to the ground that goes to the battery, it does not tell me where to connect it to the winch Or the smaller black wire I'm assuming is a body ground
I would recommend grounding to your chassis make sure there is exposed metal clean it up a bit with some sand paper and a towel (always use a bolted ground). Your battery ground just grounds out through your alternator ground. Another reason is if for some reason your batterys connection to the alternator were to ever come loose it could cause your battery to attempt to ground out through your winch. electricity is lazy and will always take the path of least resistance to ground.
the smaller black wire attaches to the bolt on the winch where the battery negative wire attaches (the bottom post on the underside of the cylinder portion of the winch) the winch won't work until that wire is connected