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Unread 10-02-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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4WD indicator not turning off when in 2WD - 1983 CJ7

Hello all, I'm new to the form. Brought my 1983 CJ7 (aka "the money pit") back to life over the last year.

So my question is: The 4WD indicator light just started coming on when it's not in 4WD. I cycle 4L, 4H, 2H and the light goes off for a few minutes and it comes right back on when driving in 2H. Is there a switch sticking somewhere? If so, where's the switch located within the linkage? Crawled under the jeep and couldn't figure it out. Do I need to access it from the tub?

Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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Unread 10-02-2013, 11:03 AM   #2
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It should be the only electrical connection to the transfer case.

My highly technical diagnostic procedure would be to wiggle the wire.

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Unread 10-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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Or check your 4wd switch. The little ball that pushes in when in 4wd may be stuck. Spray it with some sort of cleaner like WD-40 if possible to free it up. Check wires while you are down there.
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Unread 10-02-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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Switch should be on passenger side of T-case higher up on the casing near the shifter.
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Unread 10-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the info. Will try and tinker with it tonight! Joey
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