4WD indicator - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 06-13-2006, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
wetwilly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 18
4WD indicator

Hello fellow jeep enthusiasts. We've just picked up an 04 Wrangler so I'm sure there will be many questions to follow, but here's a simple (I think) one to start off with for my first post.

Is there an indicator light in the dash that comes on when you shift into four wheel drive? If so, and it's not working, is there a common cause and fix?

Thanks in advance for any replies. There seems to be lots of knowledgable people here with plenty of good advice to share.

WW

wetwilly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 06-13-2006, 10:43 AM
esad_b
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Fredericton
Posts: 2,535
there is 2 things that might be wrong here. these are simple fixes.

1) a bulb might be burned out from behind the dash.
2) your 4WD shift indicator switch which is on the button of the jeep has gone bad and needs replacement now this switch is around 50$ from the dealer takes about 10-15min to install.

but make sure ur jeep is in 4WD id make sure it actually is in 4WD before even considering the other 2 options cause if it isnt in 4WD thant here is a big problem. If its in 4WD you should feel the jeep a bit sturdier.
esad_b is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 06-13-2006, 10:53 AM
kaybone
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,328
I just fixed my switch. Here's some info:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/how-i-fixed-my-4-wheel-drive-light-mini-write-up-280492/

Gun Metal Blue Jeep Club Member #99
kaybone is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 06-13-2006, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
wetwilly
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 18
Thanks for the quick response, guys. Where exactly on the dash is is this light located? Sorry to ask such a stupid question, but our last jeep was a CJ about 18 years ago.

Thanks again.
wetwilly is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 06-13-2006, 11:38 AM
kaybone
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by wetwilly
Thanks for the quick response, guys. Where exactly on the dash is is this light located? Sorry to ask such a stupid question, but our last jeep was a CJ about 18 years ago.

Thanks again.
It's in the upper right corner. If you drive your Jeep into the bright sun you'll be able to see the faint outline of where it is supposed to light up. When switch and bulb are both working properly, the 4 wheel light will come on when your xfer case is in 4 wheel and your turn your key to the start or on position.

Gun Metal Blue Jeep Club Member #99
kaybone is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
4WD Indicator lilngineer TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 7 12-15-2007 09:53 AM
4WD Indicator Cobra001 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 14 04-16-2007 08:08 AM
4WD Indicator Tex77 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 2 04-27-2005 05:11 PM
4WD indicator tomcat87 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 7 12-05-2003 08:30 PM
4wd indicator migliori YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 9 08-19-2003 03:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome