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Unread 08-01-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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AWD light burned out?

Hi, just bought an 04 LJ. 4WD works fine but the light showing you it is engaged doesn't come on when operating in 4wd. Should this light come on when the key is turned to the "on position" just before start? If it should then I know it is the light because it doesn't come on. What makes the light come on? A sensor in the handle or in the tranny? Thanks in advance!

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Unread 08-01-2010, 04:18 PM   #2
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What makes the light come on? A sensor in the handle or in the tranny? Thanks in advance!
A switch in the transfer case...
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Unread 08-01-2010, 04:30 PM   #3
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^ what he said...

The light does not come on in during the ignition on test sequence...plus it is not a traditional light in terms of a replaceable bulb...it is an LED that is soldered to the circuit board fo the cluster and not somethign that would be easily changed...

An easy test to see if it is the switch...locate the switch on the top of the drivers side front of the transfer case...unplug the harness and use a paper clip to jump the two pins inside the connector on the harness...

With the pins jumped, turn the ignition on and see if the light turns on...if it does then you need to replace the switch...if not, then you have an issue in the wiring somewhere...

The switch is available at the dealer and will cost you about $30 or so...one wrench (can't recall size - think it was in the 22mm range - but could be way off), take the old one out, put the new one in...plug the harness back in...test it again...
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Unread 08-01-2010, 05:47 PM   #4
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"AWD". You don't have AWD. The TJ shared the cluster with the Cherokee which had an AWD option. The cluster spot is there on the TJ but does not do anything. The Wrangler only has Part Time 4x4. The 4x4 light is all that should come on.

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Unread 08-01-2010, 05:51 PM   #5
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"AWD". You don't have AWD. The TJ shared the cluster with the Cherokee whidh had an AWD option. The cluster spot is ther on the TJ but does not do anything. The Wrangler only has Part Time 4x4. The 4x4 light is all that should come on.
Good catch!
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Unread 08-02-2010, 08:10 AM   #6
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Thanks all for the info. I will definitely do the switch test ( now that I know where it is) and let you know what I find.
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