No, not angry. And thanks for you guys pointing that out on the profile: a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. I have no idea how I did that and hadn't noticed it. Fixed now: that's how things work, notice a problem, try to find out what's wrong, then fix it or ask for help.
Meanwhile, this is the kind of problem that before i started a thread on it, I'd be a heck of a lot further along: yes, it could be a bulb: check the dang bulb. Check power here, check power there. Sit back, drink a few beers, and decide if it's all that important to have a 4wd light anyway. If the answer turns up "yes", look a little longer, dig out the FSM, etc.: then come here and say "okay guys, I did this, I did that, and I'm drawing a blank: what would you guys look for next??" The question as posed was akin to "My jeep stopped running- do you think it could be out of gas?" Impossible to answer without some more information as to just what the OP has done to diagnose the problem: did you look at the gas gauge?
Yes, this could have been the bulb. Yes, it could have been "what". I guess we could just list each and every component involved in the relevant electrical circuit, including wire and connectors, and say "this could be it".
Well, i guess I wasn't new to this at one point: by the time the internet was started, I was already quite aware of how a VOM worked and it's proper application to the auto-electrics diagnostic process. I guess I'm just in the habit of basing such things on my own experiences: I would have phrased the question differently. Something like "My 4wd light is dead in the water: I'm a complete noob and don't have a clue what to start looking for or how to do it: any pointers?": I'd be all over helping in any way I could. But alas, today's society just wants the answers, not to learn how to figure it out....If I had asked that question when I was at that point, I would have had to react fast before the VOM hit me in the head...
To the OP if you remove the plug from the switch on the t-case, stick a paper clip in there to connect both terminals with the ignition switch on, if the dash light comes on then the switch is bad, if not the bulb is likely shot. It is way more common for the switch to go out than for the bulb to blow though.
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