While this winch went on relatively easily, the instructions were less than we expected. The installation of the solenoid pack caused us some frustration because the instructions never mention it. To drive the point home, the very next week a reader asked "how do I mount this solenoid box?" His response to our install photos was ?I never would have thought to mount it like that." Neither would we. We had to search the internet to see how it was supposed to be done. Warn should have a section in their manual dedicated to step-by-step installation instructions including this issue. Another point of concern is the solenoid pack mounting bracket- we can't seem to keep the thing tight. The design of the bracket puts a huge amount of torque on the single attachment bolt in the loosening direction. The bracket worked loose on 2 separate wheeling trips from vibration. At best, the solenoid pack ends up resting on the power cables; a much worse result would be the loss of the bolt. A design that uses both of the crossbar bolts for the bracket mount would possibly eliminate this problem.
On a positive note the cable connections are nearly ?Bob? proof. While not covered really well in the instructions, if you know your alphabet to G and can count to 5, you can install the connections without a problem. The connections and wires are color coded, and the case has letters stamped in it near the terminal; it couldn't have been any clearer. A to A, F1 to F1 and F2 to F2 and you?re good to go.