I wish I had my original warn box. I got my warn as the promotion, that came in the mail a month or so after purchase. I am pretty sure there was some paper in there, telling me to install the rocker switch on that bolt.Yeah, no! I'm gonna side with the OP on this one!
I have EVERY Manual or Instruction Sheet ever written or provided by Warn Industries on the installation of their VRX and Axon series winches (probably SIX in number), and there is NO (zero!) reference to mounting the switch using the brake handle screws. Nada. If you have one, please post it here in rebuttal!
Yup you are 100% right, seperate little insert, just like the added insert about installing contactor on back of mount with only 2 bolts not 4. There was also a little ziplock bag with a longer bolt, washer and nut to be used with brake lever mout option. The regular bolt bag has the 2 piece bar clamp and hardware that is mentioned on the instructions.I wish I had my original warn box. I got my warn as the promotion, that came in the mail a month or so after purchase. I am pretty sure there was some paper in there, telling me to install the rocker switch on that bolt.
Be careful now. Dont over tighten, once again very easy to strip the threads right out. There was a small plastic spacer with it to use on the bottom bolt so it sat out far enough. Not leaving too many threads in contact with the bolt
Yikes! That's quite the sordid saga! Fortunately, I'm not one to "dump" things on the floor or to chase garbage trucks, and frankly, most of the Warn hardware kits come in sealed bags with visible part numbers printed on them anyway, but I will say that it can get to be a dicey handful when you do as I did, and install EVERYthing, all at once (winch, winch mount, contactor relay, rocker switch, plow mount, push tube assembly, and plow blade), because albeit segregated in small plastic bags, it amounts to about the same thing . . . a wild mixture of hardware, along with OEM hardware that had to be removed from the Yak (i.e., front rack bolts, skid plate bolts, fender well bolts, yada-yada), and other accessory items that you may have purchased yourself (e.g., custom 12v cables, wiring lume, Nylox lock nuts, hose clamps, etc.).One thing on the brake lever screw, mine was that way and when I changed out my handle bars one of the first things that I did was to strip that bolt. I then planned to just get a longer bolt and nut to take care of it. But once I had the longer bolt I found that there were plenty of threads left to put it in and tighten it to the correct torque.
I have no idea if Warn puts a longer bolt into the winch mount kit. Since I picked up my Kodiak used and with the winch already installed. I would also wager that a 1/4" longer bolt is quite a bit cheaper than a handle bar clamp.
This is no way defending Warn for their instruction sheets. I have dealt with them for years but I figure that most of those who purchase Warn products are mechanically inclined and it doesn't take too much to figure out just what to do as far as the installation of plows and or winches if you have been around tools.
But then there is always the saying that the first thing that men do is to open the box of parts, dump everything onto the ground (loosing needed parts) then throwing the instructions away with the rest of the cardboard and plastic wrappings. They then try to put together the parts finally realizing that some bolts are too short and others are way too long. They then go to the trash or chase the trash truck down the road waving their arms to retrieve the instruction sheets only to find that in that parts list that a few of the parts that they dumped on the ground are now lost forever. After two or three trips to the hardware store to pick up new bolts ( the first couple of trips they got the wrong ones, SAE for Metric or wrong grade). Then once everything is together they will find the lost hardware right where they dumped it, but it now that extra hardware either goes into the trash or the bit's and pieces drawer never to be seen again.