I want to build in-cab controls and move the winch solenoids under the hood of my '87 YJ. I was given a Superwinch LP8500 that's not working and has no controller... I know, I know, use it as a door-stop and buy a Warn. Look, I can't squeeze that kind of money out of my budget right now. So, I'm trying to fix what I got.
A local electric motor shop checked the winch out for me. The shop says the motor works well but the solenoid is bad. So far, the cheapest solenoid I have found is $75 + shipping. I have been told that I can use 2, $15, Ford style solenoids to replace the $75 factory one. I’d like to go this route if I can.
I searched this forum and found some great ideas for the in-cab controls. But, I have yet to find a diagram or photo of a Superwinch motor, showing which post is which. The Superwinch website isn’t much help, only an owner’s guide… rrrr!
I know there has to be a Jeeper out there that can do this in their sleep. Looking forward to seeing your ideas!
Now if I could only sell a kidney and buy a Warn...