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Discussion in 'Snowbear Plows' started by MSB1766, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. MSB1766

    MSB1766 Member
    Messages: 40

    If anyone needs to replace their switch here is a link:


    My switch stopped working yesterday after 15 years. I was luck that my Dad had given me some of the switches about 10 years ago, just had to find them.
    I looked online at Snowbear but did not see just the switch, saw just the switch at few websites but they were 4X the price.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  2. machinehog

    machinehog Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    The Best Bet still is the Summit racing winch solenoid kit from super winch, cost about 100$ from summit on ebay and puts an on-off-on toggle switch in the cab with you. I clamped mine to the shifter lever under the knob, so I just put in gear and drop or lift the plow without having to move my hand. makes it much faster.
  3. MBrooks420

    MBrooks420 Member
    from Erie PA
    Messages: 79

    No need to spend $100 on a truck winch solenoid. Just get a winch contactor for an ATV winch for under $25, and use the handlebar switch, or any on/off/on momentary switch.
  4. acornish

    acornish Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    i agree with MBrooks-- i dir this for the wifes trail blazer get a heavy duty contactor on E-Bay for 20 bucs then get yourself a mom on /off/ mom on toggle about 5 bucs at electric store-- then you can run center wire to fuse box and run 2 14 gauge wires to the contactor-- makes for a clean install
  5. weasel1221

    weasel1221 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    i just bought a solenoid from amazon.com for $18 + shipping works great. i used a 4 plug trailer wire to control the winch
  6. machinehog

    machinehog Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I wish I had seen that, the kit from summit has two heavy duty solenoids and the pistol grip switch housing, I may try to replicate this for my other truck next winter with the Ebay parts. I also found the heavy duty quick connect for the winch wires on ebay from seller "73volt" for ten bucks. I barely beat the snow this year, but the 500$ plow has paid for itself this year already and we have more snow coming next week.