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Old 07-03-2010, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Warn 8274

I'm a newb seeking some help. I ended up getting a winch for free and when I looked it up to see what it was it turned out to be a Warn 8274. It looks to be in decent shape, but I have no idea how to see if it works or to check what working Wacondition its in. Can anyone help me out?

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Old 07-03-2010, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it came with a hand held control that plugs into the side of the winch just plug that in and then hook up the winch leads to a 12 volt battery and test.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First of all, congrats on getting a free 8274. That winch is legendary and arguably the best winch Warn, or anyone else, has ever made. Did it come with a controller? If so, plug in the controller, attach the wires to a battery and flip the toggle switch on the controller. If everything is hooked up correctly, it should work. If it doesn't work, chances are, it's either a solenoid or motor issue. Whatever you do, don't get frustrated and throw it away. Call Warn, or a local dealer, and get a rebuild kit. Take the thing apart and freshen it up. Those winches cost around $1100 new and are still worth a couple hundred used, so you've got a solid piece.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I forgot to mention that it did not come with a remote. Any ideas about how should I go about getting one? I guess I could post in the wanted section.
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Old 07-04-2010, 08:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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search Ebay, "warn control" there are several.
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Nice score.


I can't believe no one posted this link yet...
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8274 Rebuild. . A complete tear-down and rebuild of the king of all winches - the venerable Warn 8274. Tons of pictures inside and out. Includes pics of a cool custom in-cab remote control
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they sell the remotes and Northern tool. Trailer supply places and 4 wheel parts.
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First of all, congrats on getting a free 8274. That winch is legendary and arguably the best winch Warn, or anyone else, has ever made. Did it come with a controller? If so, plug in the controller, attach the wires to a battery and flip the toggle switch on the controller. If everything is hooked up correctly, it should work. If it doesn't work, chances are, it's either a solenoid or motor issue. Whatever you do, don't get frustrated and throw it away. Call Warn, or a local dealer, and get a rebuild kit. Take the thing apart and freshen it up. Those winches cost around $1100 new and are still worth a couple hundred used, so you've got a solid piece.
Expect 3 times that much in Australia...
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Expect 3 times that much in Australia...
Wow that's ridiculous.
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you can make your own with a simple double momentary switch if it s a 3/4 pin.
Exactly. One pin for "in", one for "out" and one for the ground. Mine was made out of a switch for the flaps on a Boeing 737. You can use trailer connectors to attach the controller to the winch relay box.

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Old 07-07-2010, 09:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Does anyone have pics of their homemade remotes?
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I can't believe no one posted this link yet...
[SIZE="5"] 8274 Rebuild
No kidding!

Peterbuilt84, read this link, and it will become much clearer!!

If yours is a 4-pin, it's the same 4-pin as on the small round 4-pin trailer plugs, you can get the male plug for $6 at NAPA.

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Expect 3 times that much in Australia...
Yeah, but they're stupid popular for the winch pull stuff--including putting motors/gear heads on both sides of a single winch drum.

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Does anyone have pics of their homemade remotes?
Hardest part is figuring out something decent for a handle. Seriously, read the 8274 bible and it will be easy to figureout the wiring.

...or...a 12voltguy.com in-cab winch control panel will be cheaper than a replacement WARN controller.
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Wow thanks. I haven't got a chance to really look at it yet, but I'll read up and check it out.

Is the 8274 bible the rebuild link?
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Is the 8274 bible the rebuild link?
Yep.

I bought one for $200, spent $200 in rebuild parts, and $100 on a cable, and for $500, I have a $1,400 winch, and just followed BillaVista's 8274 bible for directions.
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