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4wd Indicator Light Blinking

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by hpierce11, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Oct 23, 2016 at 7:55 AM
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    hpierce11

    hpierce11 [OP] New Member

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    Okay, sort of freaking out.

    Bought my SR5 yesterday and was playing with the 4wd knob, switching to all the settings in park. I wasnt aware that I had to be in neutral. But I also don't think it can be that be of a deal. I'm curious on what I need to do. I've looked at other threads about this, but they are ideas for older models. Has anyone else with 5th generations had this problem and how did you fix it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 23, 2016 at 9:20 AM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    The 4Hi green light is flashing, yes? Basically it indicates that 4Hi is "on" but not engaged. Being in 'park' is not a problem. You need to drive it a little bit, if the knob is still in 4Hi then after some movement the transfer case will shift into 4Hi and the light will go steady; if you are in 2Hi then after some movement the light will turn off. If the light doesn't turn off after doing this, try backing up 100 feet or so, that should work to get things synched.

    There needs to be some movement to get the T-case to engage. Generally 4Hi is switched into while you are driving forward, in D / 4/ 3/ 2/ 1 so that's usually a non issue.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    scrubber3

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    I'd consult the owners manual first and foremost
     
  4. Nov 10, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    nah, just consult the post above yours, I think he nailed it
     
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  5. Nov 10, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    Mhiller11

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    3” OME Lift, CBI Skids & Front Bumper, Wilco Tire Carrier, Prinsu Rack, ToyTec Sliders, Ham Radio.
    I’m having the same issue with my 2016 4Runner Trail. I had the front differential lock actuator replaced 4 times in 4 years and it recents stopped working for me yet again. The dealership says it’s water getting in there which is hard to believe since I haven’t done any off roading since it was replaced the last 2 times.

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
     

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