Thread: 4x4 not working
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: 4x4 not working

First, open your door, open up the drivers side jump seat, and check the black box in there. There should be a white button on the top and a small red light. If the red light is NOT on, press the white button and hold it for a couple of seconds, and then release. It should flash a couple of times, and you should hear a click. Now, press the four wheel drive button and see if it engages.

If that doesn't work, I suggest replacing the buttons. Go to a local junk yard and buy a couple of sets from Rangers (I got like 4 or 5 sets, I just have no idea where they are at, otherwise I would just send them to ya). They should only cost you about 5 bucks a piece (or free if you have pockets). Take the dash apart, pop in a new set of switches, and test it out. I suggest cleaning the "new" ones with electronics cleaner spray from your local parts store.

If it STILL doesn't work, then you could have a problem with your transfer case or the selenoid with it.

It took me FOREVER to figure out what the problem was with mine a couple of years ago, and after replacing the box behind the jump seat and the t-case, I figured out it was the fucking switches.
92 Ford Ranger Supercab XLT 4X4.
Not a ton done to it, but it's nowhere near finished
05 Chevy Silverado 1500 W/T 4X4
Way too much done to list and it's also not even close to done

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