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#1 Old 02-04-2008, 12:20 PM
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Question 4x4 dash light

i have a 2004 ram quadcab with the hemi when i engage the fourwheel drive my dash light does not come on.i have the manual shift.had it at the dealership and they are stumped and suggestions.Forgot to mention the 4 wheel drive does work when i sfiht it into high or low.

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They've checked the light bulb and switch?

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When you start your truck does the 4x4 light come on for a second? If not the light is not working, all the dash lights are so post to light for one second during start up.

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I have the same issue with mine. 2004 SC/LB 5 speed manual + manual stick 4WD. It worked when I got it, then stopped. Dealer replaced lights and sensor, still doesn't work. They have no clue.

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no the light does not light up when i start the truck or when i check the codes holding in the trip counter reset and turn ing the key?I am not sure if they checked the bulb or switch they tried to tell me there was no light on a 2004 and they needed to call there tech support to find out.itds going back in on tues and can stay there till they get it right ii just bought the truck last week so it is a nocharge repair.
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no the light does not light up when i start the truck or when i check the codes holding in the trip counter reset and turn ing the key?I am not sure if they checked the bulb or switch they tried to tell me there was no light on a 2004 and they needed to call there tech support to find out.itds going back in on tues and can stay there till they get it right ii just bought the truck last week so it is a nocharge repair.
funny the things dealers will try to pull on people
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no the light does not light up when i start the truck or when i check the codes holding in the trip counter reset and turn ing the key?I am not sure if they checked the bulb or switch they tried to tell me there was no light on a 2004 and they needed to call there tech support to find out.itds going back in on tues and can stay there till they get it right ii just bought the truck last week so it is a nocharge repair.
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Please keep me up to date on this.............

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no the light does not light up when i start the truck or when i check the codes holding in the trip counter reset and turn ing the key?I am not sure if they checked the bulb or switch they tried to tell me there was no light on a 2004 and they needed to call there tech support to find out.itds going back in on tues and can stay there till they get it right ii just bought the truck last week so it is a nocharge repair.
As I am having the same issue. At least they did not tell me that there is no light on a 2004. And mine did work for a while. It's easy enough to look down and see that it is not in 4WD, but I'm getting old, and sometimes I forget to look down. Now if I could only remember where I put that Ginko Biloba.

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Finally check mine since it hasn't been in 4x4 forever. The light does not light up when I start, but it does light up when shifted into 4x4.

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turns out the switch was bad dealer replacedit all good again!

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Which switch.............

Are you talking about the transfer case mounted switch??

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Are you talking about the transfer case mounted switch??
Is there another?

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After rereading his post..........

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Is there another?
I guess that you are correct. He has the manual 4WD like me. Thanks for pointing that out and getting me to reread the post. Brain fart I guess. Part of getting old.

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