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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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I had to go out and get stuck for the first time this year. After I got home, I noticed the 4x4 light on the dash panel remained on, even when the transfer case was not engaged. I crawled under the truck and checked everything, and all seemed in order. Any ideas?
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This is a simple fix, all you need to do is replace the 4WD indicator switch w/a new one, it is mounted to the T-case. It is in front of the shifter pivot, forward side of the t-case. They normal "crud up" inside from lack of use, and the internal corrosion keeps it in the "on" position.

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jimzpsd: thanks. $43 overnighted from Utah, and it only took about a minute and a half.
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