can someone please explain to me how to mount the brackets to the back of the solenoid and once that is done, how do you mount the solenoid box to the top of the winch? im a fairly smart person, but this is stumping me. there are 0 instructions that came with the winch or on their website....thanks in advance.
It goes on the tie bar/rails above the winch cable and it is two long hex screws that thread in to pinch it on the rails. Make sure the wires are above the rails and between the brackets. The screws thread from the back to front. The other bracket bolts to the one thats on there to create like a C to clamp on the rails. Do you have the other pieces to mount it angled or level?? You just have the base plate thing on right now.
ok, a. i didnt get two long screws, and secondly i understand it sits on the rails. their is still no way to attach the brackets to the box. it came with 10 small screws for this, but none of the holes on the box are threaded
Sorry I meant the screws. They just thread through at the rear rail. The base plates are screwed to the flat plates they gave you to pinch it to the base. The flat bars go under the raised black parts on the box, the plates you have in the top photo go above and is screwed to the plates.
Here is a picture from my Smittybilt winch that should help you if you have not figured this out yet. Once you figure it out you will most likely kick yourself because it really is very simple. Hope this helps!
2013 JKU True Blue, 4" Zone Lift, 35x12.5x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers, ION 171 Black and Machined Wheels
I went through the exact same thing. The metal part under the solenoid is curved enough that you cannot screw the two parts of the mounting bracket together. I struggled with it for a while and even had my wife look at it in case I was losing it after a long day of install. I ended up having to mount the solenoid over the motor instead of over the spool because I couldn't get it to work. It's not physically possible with the parts they supplied.