While on the trail last weekend, I noticed that the switches for my Rubicon factory lockers and swaybar disconnect didn't seem to do anything. No dash lights, no sound of actuators, no noticeable difference in handling. Checked the manual, tried it again in 4-LO, no response at all. After checking the fuses but not having the confidence to start checking switches and relays, I stopped in at a small shop who quoted something like $3300 for a replacement harness and computer. I was also told that there was no way I could currently shift into 4WD. I understand how he's technically correct without lockers but shifting into 4HI and 4LO works fine (I'm positive) so I'm skeptical. I'll probably get a second opinion at another shop next week but I'd like to get as far as I can on my own at this point and learn a few things along the way. I've searched for threads and write ups on the electrical side of the factory lockers and sway bar and haven't found much.
Any tips on removing the panel that houses the factory switches? Are there any threads or write ups covering this I might have missed? I am the second owner so no warranty. Not my daily driver so it's not a problem to have it out of commission for a bit while I work on it. If it is the harness and computer the mechanic was talking about, does that price seem high? I'm considering picking up the 1987-2008 Haynes repair manual but I'm worried about detail covering such a wide range. Any direction at all would be greatly appreciated!