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Help! Red 4wd light flashing - 4wd won't engage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kbp68, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    Monday my wife picked up my truck from the detailer. This morning I got in to drive it to work and noticed that the red 4wd light was flashing. I called my wife and she tells me that the light was flashing when she picked up the truck but she forgot to tell me:facepalm:. I switched it from 2wd to 4H and could hear the switch, the indicator came on (along with the red flashing indicator), but it didn't engage. I pulled over and stopped, and switched it to 4L. Indicator lights (including ABS) but still no engagement. WTF!? Any Ideas before I make the trip back to the detailer? Am I risking damage by driving it this way? (No strange noises - just the flashing red light)

    There were no issues prior to detailing, is there something that he could have unplugged, broken, etc?
     
  2. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    BlueT

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  3. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    I think the red flashing indicator is the Rear differential lock.
    Check the switch on the dash.
    It shouldn't have caused any damage, it will only engage in 4 Low
     
  4. Jul 13, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    Problem solved. Thanks guys!
     
  5. Nov 21, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    LMFAO. I've been spending the last hour trying to figure this out. Just put a Magnaflow on, as well as first oil change after seafoam treatment. Driveline light was flashing, rear diff button depressed, relieved!
     
  6. Nov 21, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    Zactly!
     
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