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Old September 21st, 2013, 03:09 PM
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NYC - help unwiring winch?

Hi guys. Is anybody around this weekend in New York City… Near the West Village? I am selling my winch and I was hoping that someone might know how to safely unwire it. Electrical always has me a little cautious. My truck is here over near Horatio Street. let me know thanks Scott
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Old September 21st, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Easy peasy!
1) Disconnect the positive terminal from your battery eliminating ALL chance of screwing anything up.
2) Disconnect the thick cables that run from the winch to the battery and remove both of them.
3) Reconnect the battery and you are done. No magic, nothing to it.
If I lived in the area I would be glad to help in person.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Thanks. Also going to temporarily remove hella lights as I prepare a swap in a new bumper setup. Can I remove the Hellas but safely keep the wiring in place (it'll be like this for a few days)? What do I do with the hot ends of the wires for those few days?
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Pull the fuse for the lights and you should be fine.
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If your a newbie I would disconnect the negative terminal first, then the positive terminal. When removing the positive only you run the risk of arcing a tool if it were to touch anything but the battery. Then remove the positive if need be and you will be good to go.
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Good point Chris.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 05:14 PM
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Easy peasy!
1) Disconnect the positive terminal from your battery eliminating ALL chance of screwing anything up.
Screwed up in the first step.
Always disconnect the ground/earth terminal first.


edit: Guess I should read the whole thread first.
Though I'm far from a newbie, I still always disconnect the ground first.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Screwed up in the first step.
Always disconnect the ground/earth terminal first.


edit: Guess I should read the whole thread first.
Though I'm far from a newbie, I still always disconnect the ground first.
Me too.
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Tou·ché Tom, always is best practice.
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Pull the fuse for the lights and you should be fine.
This will disable my stock headlamps correct? Any other option that'll keep the stock headlamps live and also keep the hella wiring safely offline? Can I just temporarily cap the end of the hella wires?
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There should be a separate fuse for the aux lights.
Did you unwire the winch?
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This will disable my stock headlamps correct? Any other option that'll keep the stock headlamps live and also keep the hella wiring safely offline? Can I just temporarily cap the end of the hella wires?
tape the ends with electrical tape.
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Your truck is in the West Village now? A few of us are meeting up tomorrow potentially.
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Your truck is in the West Village now? A few of us are meeting up tomorrow potentially.
Yessir. I'm around today.... With the truck.
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Your truck is in the West Village now? A few of us are meeting up tomorrow potentially.
Just noticed you said tomorrow. Will be around then as well… After 6
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Back to winch removal. I see a thick red wire, and a thick black wire coming off the winch - both disappear into the grill / engine bay. are both of these terminating on the battery? Reason I ask is I see two reds terminate at battery, but only one black. I want to make sure I disconnect the right wires before starting. (I live in nyc so I want to pre-plan as much as possible before laying down to trace wires on my filthy street).
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Back to winch removal. I see a thick red wire, and a thick black wire coming off the winch - both disappear into the grill / engine bay. are both of these terminating on the battery? Reason I ask is I see two reds terminate at battery, but only one black. I want to make sure I disconnect the right wires before starting. (I live in nyc so I want to pre-plan as much as possible before laying down to trace wires on my filthy street).
Drive it to my house Saturday morning and we will take care of it. 7 miles on the jersey side of the GWB. PM me if you want to do this.
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Wait I need a helper at my garage on either Sat or Sunday.

Scott just bring the truck to HH tomorrow
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Old September 25th, 2013, 08:34 PM
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Wait I need a helper at my garage on either Sat or Sunday. Scott just bring the truck to HH tomorrow
I have a whole list of things for you to review josh. Although I have you feeling you already know what needs fixin!!! )
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