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1998 4Runner 4WD indicator light

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by hillbillynwv, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    Four wheel drive seems to be still engaging with the transfer case shifter but the damn light is not working on the dash. I've never had a dash light burn out. Anyone here have any thoughts on how to fix this without ripping out the whole dash?
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Are you referring to the one in the cluster?
     
  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    Sorry, you're going to need to remove the cluster to change the bulb.

    Does the light come on during the bulb check?
     
  5. Sep 20, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    I'll have to check that out if it does or not.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2010 at 5:01 AM
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    During bulb check, only the lights on the left side seem to be working. During bulb check and with the transmission in park, when I shift the transfer case shifter to neutral the letters "A/T P" appear lit up on the dash on the right side. But, if the transmission is in neutral, that doesn't appear. I know that the transmission has to be in neutral to shift into 4LO but what does "A/T P" mean?
     
  7. Sep 21, 2010 at 5:13 AM
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    A/T Park warning light. It just lets you know that the transfer case is in neutral.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    A couple of weeks ago we had to go to a funeral and the cemetary was up a steep gravel road. I pull the shifter to 4HI so I wouldn't spin any gravel on anyone behind me. That's when I noticed the light was not working. I just have a feeling this winter my wife, who is the main driver of this vehicle, will be leaving it in 4HI when it doesn't need to be because she won't see the light anymore.
     
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