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    On-Board Winch Controls

    Well, I'm back from vacation and right before we left, I did this quick project. I mounted controls for my winch inside the cabin. The normal remote can still be used but this makes it possible to just stay in the truck while winching!
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    My buddy erik did this on his Heep. Insanely convenient, especially when it's raining, snowing, or you're teetering on the edge of something. Well done.
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    Yep. The passenger gets to get out in the snow or mud or river while I sit in the conditioned cabin laughing!

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    Looks good. It's similar to my setup with the switches mounted under the climate controls. Switches from left to right - rear work lamps, winch on/of, winch in/out, 3 position switch for dual battery setup.





    Colin

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    [EXTREME JEALOUSY TO FOLLOW!]

    ...On-Board Air Compressor with Dash Gauge...

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    Yup, engine driven York compressor and two frame mounted tanks. I've got a regulator mounted in the center console for the ARB air locker. I can't take credit for any of it, though. The previous owner, Brad of Rockstar Fabrication, did all the work. Pretty good setup.


    Colin

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    One day I'll wire the winch to be controlled from the cruise control switches on the steering wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco2Guy View Post
    One day I'll wire the winch to be controlled from the cruise control switches on the steering wheel.
    That would be awesome. Great use of the useless cruise control buttons (unless your Rover is an anomoly and the cruise works).


    Colin

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    My CC has been working ever since I replaced the CC ECU... and there was a vacuum line that cracked afterwards [Notice the left cup holder]... but I use it now daily.

    On the chance you do use the CC switches, I'm guessing the wiring is not rated properly so you can do it but it will require replays

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnfowler View Post
    Yup, engine driven York compressor and two frame mounted tanks. I've got a regulator mounted in the center console for the ARB air locker. I can't take credit for any of it, though. The previous owner, Brad of Rockstar Fabrication, did all the work. Pretty good setup.


    Colin
    Wow, cool setup it is! Gives me some good ideas for mine.
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