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Unread 06-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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4 wheel drive light

My 4 wheel drive light does not come on when I put it in 4. It could be a the bulb or what? Thanks

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Unread 06-19-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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Yes, it could be the bulb. It could also be "What"... Get a dang voltmeter and go to looking for it, for pete's sake: it's pretty hard to diagnose something like that over the internet based on that.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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There's a sender on top of the xfer case that blows out, not uncommon. Every TJ I've owned has had this problem.
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Unread 06-19-2010, 06:53 PM   #4
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Yes, it could be the bulb. It could also be "What"... Get a dang voltmeter and go to looking for it, for pete's sake: it's pretty hard to diagnose something like that over the internet based on that.
Wow!! He was just asking a simple question? And you my friend, are you sure you have a V6 in your Wrangler like stated in your profile?
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Unread 06-19-2010, 07:02 PM   #5
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Wow!! He was just asking a simple question? And you my friend, are you sure you have a V6 in your Wrangler like stated in your profile?
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Unread 06-19-2010, 07:31 PM   #6
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There's a sender on top of the xfer case that blows out, not uncommon. Every TJ I've owned has had this problem.
Thanks I will start there. dwilliams35 are you off your meds? you seem angry
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Unread 06-19-2010, 08:26 PM   #7
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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".
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Unread 06-19-2010, 11:46 PM   #8
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dwilliams you need to relax man. He just joined the forum a couple of days ago... hes obviously new to this. Weren't we all new to this at one point? chill
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Unread 06-20-2010, 07:51 AM   #9
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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...
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Unread 06-20-2010, 08:04 AM   #10
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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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Unread 06-20-2010, 12:26 PM   #11
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I am so confused. What custom work and engine did you swap in to get a V-6? Maybe open your hood once in a while and you will notice an inline setup!
I6 not V-6
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Unread 06-20-2010, 01:27 PM   #12
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I am so confused. What custom work and engine did you swap in to get a V-6? Maybe open your hood once in a while and you will notice an inline setup!
I6 not V-6
You're kind of running behind here.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 03:05 PM   #13
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I am so confused. What custom work and engine did you swap in to get a V-6? Maybe open your hood once in a while and you will notice an inline setup!
I6 not V-6
My responce was about DWILLIAMS35'S JEEP.
No wonder your confused...
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