Created: March 15, 2019
The first thing we’re gonna do is remove the front fascia. In order to do that, we need to remove the following hardware: behind the gas lid, in the middle of the fascia, the one holding the fascia to the deflector, and the screw that holds the headlight in.
Then remove the same hardware on the driver’s side. Remove the two screws on the front below the grill. Remove the two screws on the shock brace, the two push pins and two screws under the hood, and disconnect all the wiring from the front fascia. Disconnect all the clips holding the wiring. Then remove the harness from the shroud, and remove the fascia. Remove the hardware securing the radiator to the machine.
Once all the hardware’s removed, take a zip tie and zip the radiator up out of the way. Next we’re gonna remove the bulkhead by removing these four nuts. If you’re using the 3,500 pound winch, install this fairlead adapter with the provided hardware that came with the winch mount. If not, we are using the 5000 pound winch, so you’ll install the fairlead that came with the winch kit with the provided hardware.
Install the lock washer and the flat washer. Now we’re going to install the winch mount. We’re going to be using these holes and securing it to the A-arm bolts. And then, since we have the frame stiffener installed, we’re also going to mount it using these holes with the provided hardware.
Now it’s time to install our winch to our winch mount using the hardware that came with the winch kit. If you’re installing a 3500 pound winch, you’re going to use the innermost holes. If you’re installing a 4,500 or a 5,000 pound winch like we are today, you’re gonna use the outermost holes.
Before wiring up the wire, you’ll have to remove the seats. There’s gonna be two bolts in the front located here, two nuts behind the seat, and then one bolt that holds the seat belt on. Then, disconnect the seat belt plug on the driver’s side. Before starting on the wiring, be sure to disconnect the battery. Then remove the trim panels.
Next we’re gonna mark the holes for the solenoid. Now drill the holes. Mount the solenoid with the provided hardware. Take your provided wires and install the insulator caps to the circular ends. Then we’re going to take our ground wire, which is the black wire, and attach it to the lower post. The hot wire is going to go on the top. Put the washer on. Put our wire on. Put the second washer on top and once again put the nut on.
Now we’re going to take our wires and feed them up through the frame and then into the grommet leading into the machine. So we’re going to attach our red wire from the winch to the blue post on the solenoid, and the black wire from the winch to the yellow posts on the solenoid. Tighten the wires to the solenoid and also tighten the nuts out here for the hot and the ground. Once you’ve got them tight, take your covers and place them over the studs like so.
Now we’re going to attach the ground wire to the black post on the solenoid and your hot wire to the red post on the solenoid. Attach the wires to the battery. Install the 12-volt switched wire to the connection on the solenoid, then power the wire using a 12-volt keyed on power. We’re going to be using our accessory bar for this machine so we went ahead and added an eyelet. Install the splitter to the connector coming off of the solenoid, then attach the receiver for the wireless remote. Once it’s attached, put it in a good location toward the top of the machine using zip ties.
Now we’re going to install our dash-mounted rocker switch. First, remove the rocker switch cover from the dash. For this next step you will be required to provide your own wire. We’re going to take our wire, go to the T-tap on the 12-volt source, run the wire in, and then close the T-tap. Once the T-tap is secured, take the wire and feed it up through the hole in the dash for the rocker switch.
The next step is going to be to get a ground. Run it through the hole in the dash. We’re gonna use our solenoid’s ground which grounds to the battery. The next step is to cut the wire on the provided rocker switch in order for us to attach the three wires to our dash mounted rocker switch. Run the wire through the hole in the dash. Cut all three wires that are coming through the dash to the desired length.
With the rocker switch wire that was provided in the winch kit, we’re going to skin off the outside layer. Inside of there, you’re going to have three different wires. We’re going to skin each one of these wires. Once all three of these wires are skinned, we’re going to put our connectors on. Take your ground wire, skin the wire back, and then crimp on the connector. Skin back the keyed-on power wire.
For the next step, you’re going to need a connector big enough to fit this wire and also two other wires in it. We’re going to be cutting a section off about this long on both wires. And we’re going to skin both sides of the wire. Twist these wires as tight as you can possibly get them because we’re going to fit these two wires and then also our keyed on power wire into this connector.
Once you’ve got all three wires in the connector, go ahead and crimp it down. Make sure all of the wires are secure. Then on the other sides where we already skinned the wire, we’re going to take our small blade connectors and crimp them on as well. Now just ensure all the connections are tight and then we’re going install them all to the rocker switch.
The first step is to take your keyed on wires. That’s number one. Take the big one that has both wires connected to it. Go to post two. Take this one and go to number three. So it should look just like this.
Now we’re going to take our ground wire and take it to post number seven which is going to be the very top here. The green wire coming out of the original rocker switch wire is going to go to spade four. Blue is going to go to five. And the brown is going to go to six. Now you’ll want to tuck all the wires back in through the hole and install the rocker switch to the dash.
Now we’re going to pull our winch rope through the fairlead. Connect our winch stopper and our clevis hook and pull strap. Install the clip nuts that were provided with the winch mount to the winch mount. This is what you’re going to actually install your front fascia with. Now reinstall and fully tighten all the components.
And that’s how easy it is to install a SuperATV winch and winch mount on the Can-Am Maverick X3.
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