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    Question Wireless winch remote battery?

    It occurred to me that I might need to carry a spare battery for the wireless winch remote since it would be impossible as far as I know to operate the winch without it. But, upon examination, there is no obvious way to replace a battery inside the remote short of disassembling it. And, there is no mention of a battery in the remote in the winch installation instructions or the Polaris user manual. There must be a battery in there and batteries eventually need replacing. Does anyone have any information about the wireless winch remote battery/power source?

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    Amazon and rockymountainatv both state a 23a/12 volt. Have not googled for how to crack that nut

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    Quote Originally Posted by summermn View Post
    Amazon and rockymountainatv both state a 23a/12 volt. Have not googled for how to crack that nut
    Makes sense - I think I already have some of those batteries at home for something else. The first time I read your reply summermn I thought it said 23 amp - say what! . Then I realized what you meant. Thanks for the info!

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    I have them in some remote lighting controls and garage door openers
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    The first time I went to actually use my winch the battery in the remote was dead. I then wired in a corded remote with help from people on here.
    Make sure that you have a good screwdriver with you if that is your plan. I think it was a JST (?) not just a standard Phillips. Mine came apart rather hard.

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    In addition to the wireless remote, my viper winch can be operated by a wired switch inside the cab. There must be a way to wire up a similar system in your rig. A spare battery is a good idea, but not much good if you lose the remote. Mine has disappeared for a day or two more than once. Good luck!
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    I suggest the obvious, contact the manufacture of you winch and ask them how to change the battery. It most likely be stupid simple!
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    Got a small pack of A23 batteries so I should be good to go. A wired remote wouldn't be a bad idea either but that's a project for another day. Thanks all for the info.

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    If you have a Polaris Winch the battery is not replaceable. I purchased a 4500 HD Pro winch and had the same questions since the only way to operate the winch is the wireless remote. There is no hardwired switch on the dash so if the battery dies you are dead in the water. If you open the remote you will see a battery the size of a hearing aid battery soldered to the circuit board. It appears that when the battery dies you have to purchase a new remote for $135.00. Does you a lot of good if you are in the woods trying to get unstuck. Not good planning on Polaris's part if you ask me. I have been trying to find out how long the battery will last and if a switch can be added to the dash in case the remote battery dies.

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    I have the Polaris 6000 winch with the remote. I took mine apart a while ago. If it is the same remote as the 4000, the battery does come out. But you wouldn't want to do it out on the trail. And yes you can put a switch in the dash.
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