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Unread Today, 04:19 PM   #1
jeff_in_rc
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New rear Detroit locker, now my Rear Lock light blinks non-stop

OK guys and gals caught my rear stock locker going out before it caused any damage and had the rear end completely rebuilt with a Detroit Locker. Now my Rear Lock light in the dash blinks 24x7 and is driving me crazy.

With the stock wiring in place for the rear diff switch it blinks.
With the connector disconnected it blinks.
With the leads shorted together it blinks.
With the air line from the OEM pump open and in 4-low it blinks.
With the air line from the OEM pump blocked and in 4-low it blinks.
But when I press the locker switch the light stays steady.
Then if I press the switch again the front end locks.
Then if I press the switch once again the front end unlocks.
And if I lift the switch everything turns off and the light starts blinking again.

I have seen a post where they installed wiring on the dash cluster connector but I would rather not have to do that. Is there a way to make this go away short of messing with the dash wiring?

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Take the gauge cluster out of the dash, pull the bulb from the back, and put it back in. It won't make any difference to anything else and it takes less than 10 minutes. Plus, it's free.
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Take the gauge cluster out of the dash, pull the bulb from the back, and put it back in. It won't make any difference to anything else and it takes less than 10 minutes. Plus, it's free.
And that stops the blinking???
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He means pull the bulb and don't put bulb back in
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He means pull the bulb and don't put bulb back in
But he said put it back in. LOL It's been a LONG day!
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Take the gauge cluster out of the dash, pull the bulb from the back, and put THE GAUGE CLUSTER back in. It won't make any difference to anything else and it takes less than 10 minutes. Plus, it's free.
i think that was what he was saying
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i think that was what he was saying
Yup, that's it
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