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4x4 engaged light won't turn off

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by futuretacoowner, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    futuretacoowner

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    On my 2002 my 4x4 engaged light won't turn off when I go from 4x4 to 4x2. Anyone ever have this happen? Anyone know how to fix it?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    do you have it completely disengaged? mine did that the other day i didnt have it completly off, i was still in 4x4 even though it didnt feel like it
     
  3. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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    I tried re-disengaging it, but it kept on doing it.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    did you re-engage, drive for a second and disengage again?
     
  5. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    Yup, I use 4x4 almost daily right now due to an uphill and icy driveway, and this has been going on since last week.
     
  6. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    oohhhh....i dunno then sorry

    electrical? does the 4x4 feel like its engaged still? or just the light stays on?
     
  7. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    I am leaning on electrical, I have had a few other little electrical problems lately mainly with my lights though. definatly goes into 4x2.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    hmm you have to wait on someone that knows electrical then, maybe a wire or connection is bad somewhere. If its in 4x2 ide say its ok. but im not toyota mechanic.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    Have you confirmed that you get back into 2WD? Like drive up your driveway and see if you slip?
    Otherwise you are right that its an electrical issue.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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    Yup my driveway is like a sheet of ice, can barely get up it in 2wd but goes up nice in 4wd, so its easy for me to see that its in 2wd
     
  11. Feb 16, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    Sometimes I have to put mine in reverse and back up slowly a few feet before it will disengage. This happens when I've been in 4wd all day in muddy conditions. ( I used it alot on construction sites for work.)

    The procedure I follow is I drive foreward slowly and put it back into 4wd, then back to 2wd while still moving. I stop, put the truck into reverse and back up slowly. The light then goes out.

    Sorry if you already tried this.
     
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