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Warn 4 Pin Metal Remote Plug

Discussion in 'Winches' started by DanStew, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Oct 8, 2019
    DanStew

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    So I know the metal plug Warn used was for a trailer. I ordered one online and when i got it, it is a touch larger in diameter than the original plug. Does anyone have a source for the shorter length trailer plug that Warn used?

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    This is the small one on the right that is my original plug
     
  2. Oct 8, 2019
    DanStew

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    This is the plug I bought. largeplug.png
     
  3. Oct 8, 2019
    Twin2

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    just a suggestion . buy a new socket for plug :D
     
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    DanStew

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    yeah but i didnt want to have to remount it if i didnt have to.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2019
    neohic

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    Not sure if there’s enough room for a deeper socket in the solenoid box. Things are kinda tight, assuming you’re working with an 8274.

    Years ago my shop was broken into and I’ve of the things that was taken was my winch bag with my 8274 remote in it. I couldn’t find a replacement and Warn no longer supports the older stuff. I ended up buying a Harbor Freight wireless controller and I hard wired it in with a kill switch on the dash.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2019 at 9:56 AM
    jeeper50

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    Tractor supply company has a nice quality remote for $35 bucks. More than what you spent on the plug but might be better in the long run. Can be hard wired into the 8274 box and mounted elseware. A friend did his car hauler winch that way
     
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  7. Oct 17, 2019 at 8:42 AM
    jeeper50

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    I found this one online it looks alot shorter than the pic you posted
    Hopkins 48295, i looked on amazon. call them about the length of the plug

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  8. Oct 17, 2019 at 8:47 AM
    DanStew

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    Well I ended up getting the matching receptacle for the plug I bought. It is much larger than the original. It does cover the "W" on the control box cover a bit more. I had to open up the original hole a bit more, but nothing outrageous. I did cut off about 1/2 inch of the housing that goes into the cover. It is now as long as the original one so it does not interfere inside the control box. I still need to test everything, but it took about 45 minutes to swap out the old for the new.
     
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  9. Oct 19, 2019 at 8:14 PM
    jeeper50

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    I bought the Hopkins plug for $5 off slamazon and verified it is indeed the same size as the original plug.
     

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