How to wire your winch
Bolting your winch to the bumper or mounting plate and getting your rope assembled through the fairlead with a clevis hook and baffle ring is easy, but wiring your winch can get a little tricky. Everything centers around the solenoid, and SuperATV’s solenoid is color coded to make it easy. SuperATV’s solenoid is waterproof but you’ll want to make sure you mount it in a safe place where it won’t get hit by debris, get too hot, and is safe from moving parts. All the wires have to be able to reach it too, but you could’ve guessed that. Mounting under the hood near the dash is a good bet. Some people choose to wire their solenoid before they mount it and others after. It’s up to your personal preference, but you probably should at least make sure your wires reach before you bolt it down.
Next, you’ll want to connect the winch to the solenoid using the red and black wires. Use the second set of red and black wires to connect the solenoid to the battery. Follow the diagram below to make sure you’ve got it right. If you swap the positive and negative wires, the winch will spool out when you press “in” and spool in when you press “out.” Not the end of the world, but make sure you get it right the first time.