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Old 04-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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4wd locking

I know it's been cover probably a million times here but I will ask anyway. I have just bought a 2004 Columbia and I was wondering how long should it take to get the front and rear lock lights to show up in the dash?

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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Front Lock and Rear Lock lights are for the Rubicon editions only. Your Columbia edition does not have locking differentials. Only light that will come on is 4WD.

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Interesting. I see the provisions in the dash and the owners manual says that thy should come on on page 170 of the owners manual letting you know when they are locked.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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They can't be locked if you don't have them, sorry. If you want lockers you will have to add them yourself, or sell and buy a rubicon. I am sure that section of the manual is only for vehicles equip with the stated feature.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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Well that's enough to make me feel stupid. Use to my Comanche and all the mods I put on that beast. Wanted to make sure before I hit the beach this weekend. Thanks to all!!!!
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:04 PM   #6
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Yep only Rubicons come with lockers, sorry. Air your tires down for the beach, 11-13 psi will be good, and don't use your brakes to come to a stop on soft sand. Using brakes to stop on soft sand can form a berm in front of the tires and make it difficult to start moving again... often resulting in digging in and getting stuck.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:20 PM   #7
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I appreciate that! Last vehicle I had on the sand was my Comanche and that thing can go anywhere.

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