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Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit, for up to 16.5K Winches

Superwinch Accessories and Parts

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Superwinch Accessories and Parts - SW2008


  • Includes wire and connectors necessary to install a winch on a trailer or on the back of your vehicle
  • Fits Superwinch Models: S5000, S6000, S9000, LP8500, X6CD, X9, EP6.0, EP9.0, EPi6.0, EPi9.0, EP12.5 and EP16.5
  • Kit Includes:
    • (1) 2 AWG 30" Wire - attaches from battery to vehicle frame to ensure a good ground
    • (1) 2 AWG Double Wire, consists of:
      • 25' wire - runs from the rear of the vehicle to the battery, and
      • 4" wire - ground wire - attaches to vehicle or trailer frame
    • (1) 2 AWG 3' Double Wire - connects to winch and will then plug into the 25' double wire

2008 Superwinch Winch Wiring Kit

Video of Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit, for up to 16.5K Winches

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Video Transcript for Superwinch Electric Winch Wiring Kit Installation - 2004 Ford F-250

All right, today in this 2004 Ford F250 were going to install part number SW2008 from Superwinch. This is our wire harness for the back of the truck. Well go ahead and mark the ends of our cable. Well go ahead and pair the end with the gray connector to see which is positive and negative and well go ahead and mark the ends. Well go ahead and take our two 5-ft long wires with the gray connector and well route those from the front of the vehicle to the battery. Weve got one wire in and well go ahead and repeat the same process with the other wire.

All right, now well go ahead and attach our positive wire to the positive turn on our battery. Then well go ahead and attach the negative wire to the negative poles on the battery. Next, well go ahead and route the 19-ft long wire thats supplied. Youll have gray end with one long wire and one short wire. The long wire will run up through the frame and up to the battery in the positive side.

The short wire will run along the edge of the frame and attach to the frame at the back of the truck for ground.First off, well go ahead and put our gray connector up where we want it and then well zip tie it in place. Then well continue on running our wire from the front and well make sure we stay away from anything moving like suspension components or anything hot like the exhaust. In this case, we ran along the frame on the inside using zip ties with some existing holes in the frame to hold everything in place. Theyre rounded up into the front of the vehicle and underneath and up towards the battery. When we get to the battery well go ahead and loosen up the nut on our terminal and go ahead and install it.

Then we can go ahead and tighten it back down.Well stop right here and install our ground wire. Were going to install it to the cross member located here behind the spare tire. Well use number 14 self tapping screw to attach it to the frame. Now we can go ahead and add our cover to the plug and were good to go for installation on the truck.Now this kit does come with extra set of cables for quick attachment for your winch. The part number were working with is SW1698201.

Well start off by marking our wires positive and negative. Now theyre marked at the connector and well go ahead and follow them back and put a mark on the end. All right, to install our wiring for a quick connect, now well go ahead and undo the cover on the winch and well remove the positive wire first, that will be the red one. Then well install our positive cable going inside. Well just go ahead and reassemble it. Next, well go to the bottom of the winch and install the ground wire. We have some bolts on the bottom. Once again, well go ahead and remove the original one which will be a black wire and then install the new cable. Well unbolt it and bolt the new one in place.Now well go ahead and show the two connectors working together. Well simply push them together and our winch is connected and are ready for service. With that, that finishes our installation of all these components for part number SW2008 from Superwinch on our 2004 Ford F250.

Customer Reviews

Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit, for up to 16.5K Winches - SW2008

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (4 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: charles l.03/25/2011

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The product was exactly as expected; my rating is a 5 Excellent, if it shows a 4 it is because there were 2 selections below Poor and I didn't want to guess that the bottom circle was Excellent, in case it wasn't. I run a Warn M8000 12V winch, and this connection and set-up work perfectly for it. Installation is a breeze, just make sure you keep the wiring clear from the exhaust system, of course this goes with any electrical wiring, regardless. Also, the price, service and delivery were Great as well, Thanks to I can definitely recommend this product, and 10380

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: ricky smith04/01/2012

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worked nice 35853

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mr. AN05/21/2011

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Good service, Fast Shipping . We will buy again from this vendor.14980

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Christopher S04/18/2011

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Heavy duty. Installed as planned. 11959

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  • How To Maintain Trailer-Mounted Winch Battery Using 12-Volt Accessory Feed
  • First, on the towing vehicle, you will need to install a battery isolator, # TR118665. The flow of current will go from the vehicle battery to the isolator. From the isolator it will go along a length of 12 gauge wire, # 12-1-1, to the vehicle side trailer connector via a 30 amp circuit breaker. Next, 12 gauge wire will need to run from the trailer side 7-Way to the positive Trailer battery terminal. If the winch came with a circuit breaker it will need to go between the winch and positive ba
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  • Correct Way To Wire Warn Trailer Winch Up to Be Powered By Truck Battery
  • Yes, I can guide you through the correct way to power your Warn 4000 lb winch by your vehicles battery. You will need to use the item you selected, Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit, part # sw2008, which uses quick disconnects. You can use the Tow Ready Battery Isolation Solenoid, part # TR118665, in-line with the positive battery cable to keep from draining power from the vehicle battery. Hooking up the winch with part # TR118665, would only allow the winch to be used when the ve
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  • Can an Electric Trailer Winch be Wired to Run Off of the Towing Vehicle Battery
  • Yes, you can wire your winch to run off of the truck battery. I have included a link to an FAQ article that explains the methods you can use to wire the winch. You will want the section titled Wiring a Trailer-Mounted Winch and option 1. I have included the steps for you here as well. Rear of the vehicle 1. Find a place to mount vehicle-side quick disconnect at the end of the long power wire and short ground wire 2. Ground the short wire from the quick disconnect to a clea
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  • Winch Wiring Diagram for a Ford F-250 with 2 Batteries Under the Hood
  • The batteries under the hood of your F-250 should be wired in parallel, providing 12 volt output for additional power and starting ability. If your batteries are wired in series for 24 volt output, you will need to add an additional 12 volt battery to operate the winch. Wiring a winch with the Superwinch Wiring Kit, # SW2008, is accomplished by running the 25 foot long 2 gauge wire with connector from the positive post on one of the batteries to the back of the vehicle and mounting it in an a
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  • Is it Necessary To Ground a Trailer Mounted Auxiliary Battery To Trailer Frame
  • The way you currently have the system set up will work just fine for you. However, if you want to use the 12-volt accessory feed from your 7-way to maintain (not charge) the trailer mounted winch battery, the battery would indeed need to be grounded to the trailer frame. This is a very commonly found set-up, you would not need to worry about any problems between the vehicle and trailer battery. If the accessory circuit is used to maintain the battery, I would recommend installing a battery
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  • Quick Connects for Power a Trailer Winch from a Vehicle Battery
  • There are some quick connect options for winches. We have # SW2236 for 2 to 4 gauge wire, # SW1551 for 6 to 10 gauge wire. We also have # DL24085 for 6 to 16 gauge wire and # DL24086 that accepts up to 10 gauge wire. I have included a link to our FAQ article on wiring an electric winch that should be helpful.
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  • Will Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit, # SW2008, fit a 2008 Toyota Tundra
  • Trailer and Vehicle Electric Winch Wiring Kit, # SW2008, is designed to work on a vehicle with a trailer mounted winch. But you could use it if the winch is mounted at the front or rear of the truck, just not both at the same time without an additional kit. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. I have also included a link to our FAQ article that covers different ways to wire an electric winch.
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  • Compatibility of # SW2008 Wiring Kit with Superwinch Tigershark 9.5 Winch
  • The # SW2008 Wiring Kit you referenced is indeed compatible with the Superwinch Tigershark 9.5. I have confirmed this with Superwinch. I have linked you to an install video that you might find helpful, as well as to an article that explains how to wire an electric winch.
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