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Superwinch Terra Series ATV Winch Installation- 2014 Polaris Ranger

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How to Install the Superwinch Terra Series ATV Winch on a 2014 Polaris Ranger

Today in this 2014 Polaris Ranger Crew, were going to install a winch plate, part number 100820. To start our install, well begin by removing the grill. Therell be one bolt on each side and there are three bolts in the bottom we have to remove as well. Next, we need to remove the bumper itself. There are two bolts on each side that go directly to the frame. Well go ahead and remove those two bolts on each side and then well go ahead and remove the bumper and put it aside for now.

At this point, you want to get the winch ready to work with the winch plate. Place the winch assembly onto location on the back side of the bumper. Then well line up the three holes on each side. In this case, were going to leave the winch off so you can see how the winch plate mounts up to the vehicle.Then well install the 3/8 hardware which will be the bolt that goes through the bumper and the winch plate mount and then the flat washer and a nut. Now, were going to leave these all loose for now.

Now, we can go ahead and reinstall the bumper. Ill put it back in place and reinstall using the existing hardware. Now, you need to install the new grill that comes with the kit. This will use the carriage bolts that go from the inside towards the outside. Now at this point, you would also be running your cable through winch through and also putting the fair lead 0:02:14 as well but for clarity, were going to leave these items off.

Itll be a carriage bolt to the mount and then through the fair head and then a nut.Now at this point, well go ahead and do some partial disassembly so that we can install our winch. Well go ahead and take the bumper back off and well take our winch loose. Then well install our winch onto our winch plate. In this case, well be using a winch part number SW1145220 from Superwinch. Well go ahead and install it using the hardware that comes with the winch.

This would be a flat washer, a lock washer and a bolt. The nuts have already been preinstalled from the manufacturer on the inside edge of the winch. Well just line up the holes then install the hardware. Once we have all the hardware installed, well go ahead and tighten it down.Next well go ahead and install our wiring onto the winch according to instructions. Theyre labeled number one and two. Number one gets the yellow wire and number two gets the blue wire. Well take the nuts off and then one of the washers then put our wire in place. Then put the flat washer back in and then put the nut back into place. Then well tighten down the leads and then well go ahead and push the rubber cover back over the hardware. At this point, well go ahead and take our bumper with the winch loosely installed and well go ahead and reinstall it. Youre going to need an extra set of hands to help hold at the bumper while we install the hardware.With our bumper reinstalled with all the hardware still loose, well go ahead and install the grill and the fair head. Well go ahead and hole the winch plate into place and then well go ahead and install our carriage bolts from the winch mount. Theyll point towards to outside and then well stack the grill on top of that. Then the winch fair head will go on top of the grill. In this case, were going to remove the bolt and the lower roller to help get our cable through. Go ahead and remove the lower roller to have access to tighten down the hardware. Then well loosely reinstall the hardware for the roller once we have it in place. Then, well attach it to the bolts and then put the lock nut on top of it.For all our hardware loosely installed, we can go ahead and start tightening down everything. Then well tighten down the roller as one of the last things we do. This will be a tight fit with the hardware so well need some patience with this. Once everything is tightened down, we can go ahead and move on to the wiring of the winch. At this point, well go ahead and start running our wires. To get access, we also remove the bottom panel as well. This bottom panel will be reinstalled at the end when we done running our wires. Starting from our winch, well go ahead and take our blue and yellow wires and run them from the front to behind the backseat. When we do this, were going to stay away from anything moving like suspension components or the drive drain. Well run it underneath the differential up front and well zip tie it as close as possible to keep it from moving around.Well also be using a loom clamp to help hold it in position on the inside edge of the frame, part number A0500, loom clamp. Then we continue on following the coolant lines all the way to the backseat, zip tying along the way. Then behind the backseat and by the engine, well go ahead and make our first connections to a solenoid. All were going to do is match up color for color, blue-to-blue and yellow-to-yellow. Now well leave our connections loose for now because we still have to mount the solenoid. When installing our remote socket, well go ahead and drill out a hole on the side of the plastic on the drivers side. The location of this socket is a personal preference. In this case, the customer wanted it right here.Well go ahead and drill our 1/4 inch pilot hole first and then go back at it with a 1 inch hole saw. Then well take our socket and run our wires through it. Then mark and drill for our two outside holes, then well install our hardware. Theyll be the screws and on the back side will be the flat washers and nuts. Then well go ahead and tighten those down. Well run those wires underneath the vehicle and back to the solenoid. Well go ahead and run our cable underneath and zip tie along the way to make sure its safe and secure and theyll run through our solenoid. Now, well go ahead and plug them into the appropriate spots on the solenoid. Therell be some terminals on the solenoid that these spade connectors will go on to.This wont be your final location but were going to plug them in to make sure we have plenty of working room for our wires when we mount it up. It looks like we have plenty of room. Well go ahead and bring our solenoid back down. Then well go ahead and install our rocker switch for our winch. Once again, well start from the front of the vehicle and work away back. Now our rocker switch has a handle bar mount already installed so well go ahead and remove those parts. Then we can go ahead and install it to the dash with the provided extra hardware. Now once were down to the bear switch, well go ahead and hold it up in the position that we want. Then using the switch template, well go ahead and drill out one hole.Then well install the new hardware that comes with the kit. Well take the small flat washer. Put that right inside the opening in the switch. Then itll run through the hole we drilled. On the other side, well get a larger flat washer and then the lock nut. Well go ahead and snug it down and thatll hold the switch in place for our second hole. Well go ahead and repeat the same process. Once both hardware is installed, well go ahead and tighten them down for good. Now, we need to run this wire back to the solenoid as well. Right behind it, were going to go ahead and drill out a hole. Were going to find a location underneath the dash on the far left hand side and install to the bottom.When we measure the wire to a drill bit, itll be just a little bit smaller than the wire so it would take up as much of the whole as possible. This size we used is 13, 30 seconds. This is also a just a couple of sizes over 3/8 of an inch. Then well go ahead and trace the original wire we did for our socket. Well go ahead and run it out to the back and up to our solenoid. Now when we get to our solenoid, well go ahead and disconnect the wires that are previously installed for our location testing purposes. Then well install the new spade connectors from the switch. Well push them into place and again, well go ahead and follow the instructions.Looking at the top of the solenoid, looking at the terminals on the right hand side, well get the black wire. In the left hand side, well get the green wire. Well slip these into place and you notice they have extra spades on those so well take the original wires and go ahead and match them up color for color and connect them to those spades. These are wires that came from the socket assembly for our remote. This wire harness also has red wire that we need to run through a switch wire, so well go ahead and put it in the same location as our original red wire.Once all the wires are in, well go ahead and zip tie the wires once again to make sure theyre all safe and secure. There is not really a good place to really mount our circuit breakers so what youre going to do is go ahead and eliminate this short red cable and were going to connect our take our breaker assembly and connect it directly to the positive battery post. Well go ahead and disconnect the wires that go into the positive side of the battery. Well go ahead and do a quick test to see how much room we have. It looks like were going to have to trim out some of the battery box itself. Just a little bit to just give us some clearance.Now, the hole on our circuit breaker is not quite big enough for the screw as well so were going to go ahead and drill that out to a 1/4 inch to give us some extra working room. Once the hole is drilled out, well go ahead and take our two original wires, put it on top of the circuit breaker and then reattach to the battery. Along for a red cable behind your circuit breaker thats going to be loosely attached. Once our connections are loosely made, well go ahead and go to our ground wire and well go ahead and attach that to the battery as well. Well take off the original ground wire, stack our new ground wire from the winch on top if it and then reinstall it. Well go ahead and tighten down our battery connections for good.Then well go ahead and mount our solenoid to one of the drain supports on the inside edge. We dont really have good access to the back side of it so were going to use a couple of self-tapping screws, number 14 about 1/2 inch long. Well use those to attach it to the frame support that now holds our solenoid in place. Once thats secure, well go ahead and make our final adjustments to our wiring that goes to the studs on top of the solenoid and then tighten them down and then work the covers into place. Were going to take the wires and go ahead and zip tie and secure them.Were almost ready to try it out. Before we install our hook on our cable, well go ahead and slip on the safety handle as well. That just slips over at the end of the hook, so you can grab the strap and not the hook. First, well go ahead and take our hook and attach it to our cable. We have to pull out our car pin and then pull out the pin behind. Then well go ahead and take our hook and put it on to the cable and reinstall the pin and then reinstall the counter pin. Well then push the out button. We could see, the cable goes out. We can go ahead and push the in button and see it draw back in. It looks like its working fine that way.Now, well go ahead and plug in the remote control and try that. Once again, well have it pay out and then well and then well go ahead and draw it back in. It looks like thats working good as well. Next well just go ahead and put the winch in a free wheel and make sure that works as well. It looks like everything works. We can go ahead and put the hood back down for good and go ahead and secure the underbody panel as well. All right, and thatll finish it for part number 1800820, the Polaris Winch Mount from Kappers Fabricating Incorporated and Superwinch part number SW1145220. .

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