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Old 01-10-2017, 06:26 PM
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Warn Vr8000 Won't Engage

Hey guys, finally got a winch! Only problem is it won't engage. It's a used VR8000 winch and was all set up all I had to do was connect it to the terminals. It free spools fine but won't engage with my remote. My girlfriends dad touched the in and out solenoids with wire and the winch turned right on and engaged. But for some reason when I connect the new warn remote I got it won't work. (It is the correct remote too haha) any ideas????

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yes look at the female pins on the control box I will bet a dollar that one or more is pushed down. look at the pins on the remote control and see if the male pins are bent. It's an easy fix if a pin is pushed down remove the control box cover and push the pins back in place and straighten out the male pins with a small screwdriver.

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yes look at the female pins on the control box I will bet a dollar that one or more is pushed down. look at the pins on the remote control and see if the male pins are bent. It's an easy fix if a pin is pushed down remove the control box cover and push the pins back in place and straighten out the male pins with a small screwdriver.
Okay I'll give that a try in a little bit haha. Thanks for the fast reply!
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yes look at the female pins on the control box I will bet a dollar that one or more is pushed down. look at the pins on the remote control and see if the male pins are bent. It's an easy fix if a pin is pushed down remove the control box cover and push the pins back in place and straighten out the male pins with a small screwdriver.
I don't think any of them are bent or pushed in.. I tried pushing them back up with the wires from the back. Maybe I'm not even looking at what you're talking about since I'm a winch noob
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I don't think any of them are bent or pushed in.. I tried pushing them back up with the wires from the back. Maybe I'm not even looking at what you're talking about since I'm a winch noob
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The holes on the winch box connection look corroded. Try cleaning them out.
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The holes on the winch box connection look corroded. Try cleaning them out.
x2 and I would also try pushing them up a bit. should look like this.
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x2 and I would also try pushing them up a bit. should look like this.
Well I tried that by pulling them up with a pick pushing them from behind by the wires but now I think they're more loose than before haha. Guess I'll call warn tomorrow and see what they say.. I swear everything I put on my jeep never goes on smooth lol
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Well I tried that by pulling them up with a pick pushing them from behind by the wires but now I think they're more loose than before haha. Guess I'll call warn tomorrow and see what they say.. I swear everything I put on my jeep never goes on smooth lol
Anybody know why Warns customer service number isn't working?
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If they don't answer the phone 9am to 6pm CST, they have a CS form on their www.warn.com website, or you can email them at [email protected].

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