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I just mounted a Viper Max winch on my Grizzly. It is a 2013 550 with power steering. I have looked all over under the hood for a place to mount the contactor but but do not see anywhere it might fit. I know some put them in their dry storage box but I would rather not do it that way. Where is the best place to mount the thing ? Is there a place under the seat ? I Don"t know how to take the seat off to look and see if there is room under there. I will try and down a manual for that . Just wondered where guys mount them to keep them dry . Thanks
 

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Found snap where you remove the seat. removed bags off the rear and easy to see. When you get old you tend to forget simple things. I guess I am old ! LOL
 

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There is room next to the shifter.


 

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Maybe I got lucky, but I found room under the hood of a relative's 07 Grizz 700 when I helped him install his winch.

Did same on my 450 too.

Under seat is easy though, glad you found. Seat is a good thing to know how to remove anyway ;-)
 

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Maybe I got lucky, but I found room under the hood of a relative's 07 Grizz 700 when I helped him install his winch.

Did same on my 450 too.

Under seat is easy though, glad you found. Seat is a good thing to know how to remove anyway ;-)
I tried and no clearance anywhere I tried to put it. Seat would hit it before it would go back on.
 

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I always have trouble taking panels off and getting them back for a good fit . I just thought I would try this before I took any more stuff off the ATV.Someone suggested over the battery so I decided to try this and figure if it does not work out I can always do it over. There is some adjustment front to back and side to side since only battery holder is used to hole the bracket in place. The top panel does go on with no problem where it is . Thanks for all the advice guys , I may still go back and put it below the gear shift one day because that looks like a very good place . I just hated to take any more off the atv at this time. Kind of new at that and just hope I can get it back like it was before I had parts all over the garage.
 

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I’ve always mounted the (Warn) contactor on the back of the winch plate...



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My solenoid is corroded and fried because of water intrusion. It was mounted on the back of the winch plate. I am not a mud/water rider.. I could only imagine how soon it would have failed if I was. Maybe it was a fluky thing, but either way. I’ll never mount one there. Mine is in the dry storage box.


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My solenoid is corroded and fried because of water intrusion. It was mounted on the back of the winch plate. I am not a mud/water rider.. I could only imagine how soon it would have failed if I was. Maybe it was a fluky thing, but either way. I’ll never mount one there. Mine is in the dry storage box.


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Hmmm... I’ve always opted for Warn winches, the other guys I ride with go with Warn and never had an issue with contactors getting wet... I want to say I remember one that failed, but it was several years old, maybe 6-7yrs?

Warn claims it’s a sealed unit.

Interesting...


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Hmmm... I’ve always opted for Warn winches, the other guys I ride with go with Warn and never had an issue with contactors getting wet... I want to say I remember one that failed, but it was several years old, maybe 6-7yrs?

Warn claims it’s a sealed unit.

Interesting...


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Same here, I've had 3 Grizzly's with all of the Warn contactors on the back side of the Warn winch mount.
 
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It’s the first one I’ve had fail, and also the first one I’ve had mounted low on the winch plate.



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Warn. I got my 2016 grizzly used so I can’t verify it’s history.. it was owned by a 60 year old man who traded it to buy a SXS so I assumed he didn’t abuse it. Machine was 1 year old with 600 miles when I got it.


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In another post I have pics of the damage.


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I mounted mine up high here and so far have not had any problems, and it's easy to get to. It was just to tight to install behind the winch mount.
 

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Just an FYI/reminder... The brass/copper(?) studs on contactor are EXTREMELY delicate, the usual German Torque Standard (Guttëntight) does not apply!

...I know first hand.


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I mounted mine up high here and so far have not had any problems, and it's easy to get to. It was just to tight to install behind the winch mount.
I'm a little concerned... Not about the contactor, though. My heart skipped a beat or two when I saw the "Polaris" on your Warn winch. I quickly realized that this was most likely transplanted from another machine. However, I'd cover that word up asap. It may be a bad influence on other parts of your Griz. It may influence them to prematurely wear or break!!
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