Built a hidden winch for my 4runner with my dad this weekend. Overall it's pretty straight forward on the 5th gens. Lots of room to work with inside the bumper. I left the solenoid pack on the winch but remoted the plug to a box near the drivers side firewall. Inside I set it up with a rocker on/off switch, a relay, and then the remote plug. I also bough a wireless controller, but it was DOA. HF junk. I'll test the components to see if it's fixable at home. Otherwise I've already cut it apart so I can't really return it. Anyway here's how I did a hidden winch mount. Pretty similar to most of the aftermarket ones. The tabs on the bottom to fit all the bumper plastics and under bumper cover were a PITA to measure and replicate. The rest was pretty easy. You can see the rope coming out from under the license plate. Fits Like a glove. I'll put a hinge on the plate I just didn't have one yet.