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Smittybilt XRC Winch Replacement Remote Control - 97281-50

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  • Smittybilt | Part Number: S/B97281-50
  • Fitment:Universal Fit
  • Winch Type:Electric
  • Availability:Out of Stock


Did you run over your winches remote? Don't laugh, it happens. That among a ton of other things can happen to destroy your winches remote. Don't sweat it, Smittybilt has you covered with this direct replacement unit.

Customer Reviews

4.6 4.6
7 Customer ratings
5.0 4WP

The folks at 4WP went above and beyond to straighten out a mistake I made while ordering. Made sure I was satisfied.

5.0 works great!

Plugged it in and works great. Replaced one that was destroyed.

from indiana woods |
5.0 Great controller and Service

Ordered it online for pickup in the store. My wife picked it up and the staff was very helpful. They let her know when it would be there and were very professional and courteous. Great Price

from Simi Valley, Ca |
4.0 Great product at a great price.

Great product to replace my lost controller at a great price.

from Chester county, PA |
4.0 Brand new and works great. But 1complain

Received the control about 4 days after purchase. Ordered on a monday and received friday. Plugged right in and worked great. Which was a good thing because that very weekend I needed to winch out of a tight spot. Now the only complaint: after placing my order I waited 2 days for a conformation email, but never got one. I believe it was wendsday I finally called to verify they received my order although my money was taken out of account. They told me that it was received and I should be getting an email with my tracking number by the end of the day, which I did. I do believe tho that they should send out conformation emails as soon as they run your method of payment.

from Lexington, NC |


Question & Answers

10 Answered questions

Q: Will this work for the XRC 9,500? Answer this question

A: No it will not. You need part number 97495-50.

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 11/06/2020

Q: I need a remote for a xrc3 5 prong what remote do I need will this one work Answer this question

A: This one will not work. Please call our sales line to verify what you need. Toll Free: 1-877-474-4821

Answered by Kelly from 4WP Corporate Headquarters on 10/13/2020

Q: Will this work on a Smittybilt XRC Gen 3 winch? Answer this question

A: Hello Phil, No this would not fit the Gen 3. This remote is for older models. You can call our Sales & Support at (877) 474-4821 and they can get you that replacement and if needed contact Smittybilt directly for you. I just called (2:04 PST) to verify fitment on this and wasn't on hold or waiting at all Thank you for your business Phil, we appreciate it.

Answered by Ralph from 4WP HQ on 09/29/2020

Q: will this work with a X8000i winch (Warn) Answer this question

A: Thanks for the inquiry Carlos, the Smittybilt XRC Winch Replacement Remote Control part # S/B97281-50 will not work with a warn winch you'll need part # WAR38626.

Answered by RK on 01/09/2015

Q: I have an older Smittybilt XRC 8K winch and the remote control cable is cracked and doesnt work. Your new replacement cable has a different plug; my old remote has a plug with a male 3 prong design. What can 4Wheel Parts offer for this situation? My winch still works fine, but I just want to buy a replacement remote control that works with my winch. Thanks Answer this question

A: Hello Bucket65, Thank you for asking. Here is a link for the older model winch controller

Answered by Robert on 11/13/2014


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