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I have a Gorilla 3000 winch. I installed the winch and it works fine. However, occasionally it will not work. Here is the isolated problem. I spliced the push button switch hotwire in with the accessory port hot wire and sometimes it has power and everything works fine and other times it doesn't. I checked for grounded/loose wires and everything. Any advice or info would be great!
 

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did you splice into it with a "t" connector. Those work great, but are not for use in open environments, like mud or such. Your best bet if you did would be to splice it with a butt conector. It sounds like your close to being connected but not right on it. Maybe take the pliers and close the connector a little harder. Hope this helps.
 

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I think I am correct when I say this, but I think the accessory outlet is only hot when the key is on. Someone may want to comfirm this. Is it possible the key may be off when you try to use it. However, With mine the wireless remote will work with the key on or off.
 

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Mine wont work with the remote with the key off. I don't think now I'm going to have to go out and see.
 

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QUOTE ("Foreman500es":28bkewub)
I think I am correct when I say this, but I think the accessory outlet is only hot when the key is on. Someone may want to comfirm this. Is it possible the key may be off when you try to use it. However, With mine the wireless remote will work with the key on or off.
You are correct and with your remote working with the key off, you have to be wired to the battery, thats the only way your remote will work with the key off.
 

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accessory outlet

Well I have narrowed the problem down to being occasional power to the accessory hotwire. It has nothing to do with my connection of the winch. Good--one problem solved another created.
I wanted the hotwire on the switch to only be connected to a hotwire that is live only when the key is on.
So this accessory outlet problem will have to be solved by the Honda dealer because it is under warranty. Any thoughts?
 

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My winch did the same thing. I went as far as buying a $90 Warn contactor for my $200 Mile Marker winch. After speaking to Warn's Tech Support. They said they have been having problems getting the neccessary amperage the fully "throw" the contactor Probably the same problem I had w/ the 5 contactors Mile Marker sent me.) They suggested running they red wire directy to the battery. It now works great. Yes it is constantly on, even w/ the key off. If it bothers you, put a switch in line to turn the power on and off manually.
 

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No power to Fuse

I talked with a Honda Tech. and he said to check whether or not the fuse had power. I checked it and it didn't. So that rules out a section of wires to check. I will call back tomorrow and ask where to go from there. I know its just a loose wire or something.
Does anybody have any suggestions on what to check now?
By the way, thanks for the replies.
 

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Mine wont work with the remote with the key off. I don't think now I'm going to have to go out and see.
Yes it does work when the key is off. Freaked me out! I think I might put a switch in there.
 
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