Is it possible to run a winch without the solenoid pack so I can rotate it one way or the other?
I have the solenoid pack in pieces, and from tracking with a voltmeter, the 12v either goes to a blue or a red wire. These wires come from the left and right solenoids. Corresponding to fwd/rev - makes sense.
There is a common wire (yellow band) that does not seem to carry any current when switching fwd/rev, well not that I can see on my voltmeter.
If I connect a battery direct to the winch (-ve to the winch earth), I expected that I'd get it to move in/out by touching the red/blue terminals with the +ve wire, but I get nothing.
What does the yellow wire do, and why is it required to make the winch go?
BTW - it is a Premier winch, and before I pulled the solenoid pack apart, it all worked OK via the solenoid pack.