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Old 06-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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4wd Dashlight Indicator

My 05 LJ and my wife's 02 TJ both have the same problem. The 4wd dashlight does not light up when we shift the transfer case to 4wd. The lights do come on when we first start the vehicle as part of the startup check.

Not a big deal but I like for everything to work as it should. Any advice on what is causing the issue? Thanks!

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Old 06-21-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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if it lights up during the test cycle, then its not the bulb so the next thing to check would be the switch on top of the transfer case. Often these break, hell mine is broken right now LOL.

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Old 06-21-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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Just repl my switch.Now I have a light.Also there is a way to do a self test on the bulbs.Search & its out there somewhere.Or jump the wiring that plugs into the switch to test it.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:15 PM   #4
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How was changing out the switch? Did you drop your skid to do it?
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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How was changing out the switch? Did you drop your skid to do it?
No,I was able to reach up & grab it.Not bad at all to get to.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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Mine stopped years ago. If I cannot tell its in 4wd I should drive a corolla.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #7
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Atthehop, I agree with you that it easy to tell if you are in 4wd. I just want it to work correctly, especially when I can fix it pretty easily.

1jeeplvr and SinfulDragon, thanks for the info! I better get to work. I should probably fix her's first!

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