Mounting for Genuine Warn Contactor on 8274

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Tomorrow I plan to mount up my new Warn contactor onto my old 8272. My initial dry fit seems to indicate that the short cables are going to be a bear to get turned/aligned so they get to the posts on the motor given the contactor box facing forward. I'm hoping someone else has gone down this road before.


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Tomorrow I plan to mount up my new Warn contactor onto my old 8272. My initial dry fit seems to indicate that the short cables are going to be a bear to get turned/aligned so they get to the posts on the motor given the contactor box facing forward. I'm hoping someone else has gone down this road before.


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Yes, it can be a tight squeeze, depending on how you mount the contactor. Also, your modern solenoid cover looks smaller than the old-style rectangular cover that most of us have.

Here's how I did mine (though I used the Superwinch contactor, not a Warn part). It was a very tight fit:



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I have to assume it bolts up since warn...
What seems to be the actual problem?
Like @1911 mentioned, most of us are building our own setups. I noted that none of the cables are equal length on any of my builds. Those look like they are all the same. I found opening the holes on the cables can help fitting.
 

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The problem was the cables are short and thick and therefore very stiff. I considered building my own but when I added up the cost of the contactor the cables and hardware plus the time it would take for all the work, it just wasn't worth it to me.
 

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It's funny you mentioned that it should bolt up because it's a Warn product. As it turns out the nuts that were supplied for the three posts and the bolt for the ground where all the wrong thread. I used the old ones that I had and they work just fine. My winch is pretty old so I suspect that's the issue.
 

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