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Old 01-02-2014, 08:54 AM   #1
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ENGO Winch Solenoid Box

So I opened this up to install the wireless receiver. I noticed the solenoids have two mounting holes each to secure them against the housing. One solenoid is fastened down with two screws, but the other is just free floating because of the hard connections to the other solenoid, the holes that were designed into the box don't line up. Some of that renowned Chinese engineering it seems, lol. Anyway, anyone else notice this? Or did I get a bad unit?

I have a really nice metal electrical enclosure about the same size, I may transfer everything to that and skip the cheesy plastic one altogether.

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Old 01-02-2014, 09:45 AM   #2
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Not sure if mine is like that or not. Do you have any pics? That may help.

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Old 01-02-2014, 09:48 AM   #3
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Mine was like this too, no worries, You can see the solenoid at the top fastened down and the bottom solenoid floating although not so much with the thick steel connector bridges:

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Thanks wrh3, I didn't take a pic, I should have. I figured it was standard since it's like 0.5" off, no way to make it fit as designed. Those solid metal interconnects look like they should have been redesigned to fit. Just seems like over time, it's bad idea to rely on that connector to hold it in place. Vibration will eventually crack or break it I would think.
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I agree, the winch was cheap enough though. I already replaced ALL of the wiring and relocated it to the top of the battery- if the mounts fail I'll re-engineer this defect too, but keep an eye on it to make sure it is still solid. The last time I checked it, after 10k miles, it seemed to be fine.
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:26 PM   #6
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I ran across the Warn mosfet box for winch control last night, nice unit for sure (no moving parts, should be very reliable), but almost $800 just for the control box?? Seriously, that is crazy.

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