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Unread 11-03-2013, 01:54 PM   #16
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The part that activated the switch is a pretty thick piece of steel. I highly doubt the ball on the end of the sensor would wear this part.

This is the part, the curved top activated the switch as each mode is engaged :: http://www.discountjeepparts.com/pro...ducts_id/14272

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Unread 11-03-2013, 02:09 PM   #17
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What is the purpose of 4WD light.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #18
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I'm like the OP, I love the look of the light when I engage the transfercase. I use the XJ switch because I enjoy having the working light... Need there be another reason?
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Unread 11-03-2013, 02:58 PM   #19
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Unread 11-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #20
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So I converted my dana 30 to a solid axle (the cheap spring in housing way). The problem I'm having now is I can't get the 4wd indicator to work. I spliced on a new connector and put a 97 wrangler sensor in the np231 transfer case. It worked like three times then stopped. While it worked it was unpredictable at best. So I disconnected the connector and made a jumper to make sure my soldered connections were good... Light came on. But when I put it back together, nothing. The switch that was recommended (dorman brand) from the 97 had a short looking button compared to the stock pneumatic switch (is that normal?). So that being said my questions are, could there be something in the transfer case that is warn that could prevent the button from being pushed? Has anyone else done this conversion successfully? Is the 97 np231 any different in regards to the switch? Please I'd like to hear from people that have successfully done this. Ps the pneumatic system was also iffy and when I added my lift kit with the skid plate spacer it went from iffy to nothing. Could the lift be causing my problems?
Here is a pic of the OEM next to the doorman. I had the same problem put the OEM switch in and fixed
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Unread 11-03-2013, 04:25 PM   #21
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If you do not want to mess with the TC switch, just install a couple micro switches on the shifter assy for the TC. $10 in parts and a little wire and you are GTG.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 08:49 PM   #22
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I had the same issue with the dorman TC switch as well, it was junk and the little roller ball in it is smaller than any other brands. Buy a diff brand of switch and ur problem is solved.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 09:44 PM   #23
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The part that activated the switch is a pretty thick piece of steel. I highly doubt the ball on the end of the sensor would wear this part.

This is the part, the curved top activated the switch as each mode is engaged :: http://www.discountjeepparts.com/pro...ducts_id/14272

Part 19 below:
YEA! This is the kind of answer I was looking for! Thanks Apollo. This schematic was helpful but your knowledge on the parts and how they go together is priceless. This is why I love forums like this. Thanks again.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #24
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Get a toggle switch; Shift transfer case into 4 wheel drive, flip switch to illuminate the 4X4 light, problem solved.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 09:46 PM   #25
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Here is a pic of the OEM next to the doorman. I had the same problem put the OEM switch in and fixed
Thus is great info. I think thus us my problem. I'll be replacing the dorman switch tomorrow to see if that helps. Thanks again.
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