4wd does not work on 1999 GMC Sierra 1500

the 4wd servise light is on and none of the 4wd switch bottons work. not even the light to tell u if your in 2wd or 4wd hi or lo..... have replaced the switch and checked the fuses and still nothing.... could use some help...... could it be the tccm? ( transfer case control module) thx

by in Nixa, MO on November 11, 2010
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5 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , November 19, 2010
I had the same problem and no its not the tccm. Its the Encoder Motor Sensor. It gives the biggest headache but the $90 dollar part will get rid of your headache!! I have a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 Z71 that had the same prob. Will you truck sometimes start out in 4 low? Do you have to turn it off and back on a couple of times for it to get back into 2 wheel drive? If this happens then it is without a doubt that sensor! Its inside the tccm and not too difficult to change out! Hope this helps!
COMMENT by , July 24, 2013
Did this fix your problem. I have the same truck and same problem, except it is getting worse!! I just don't want to trust the dealership and have them charge me an outrageous price. Thanks
ANSWER by , November 11, 2010
put on computer get codes take battery cable off for 5mins put back see what it does
ANSWER by , January 07, 2013
I have a 2002 same thing, would not change out of 4 wheel low, no indicator light working on dash for buttons. saw where the pulling the atc fush (20amp) would reset it. checked the fuse and it had blown, replaced it and it works fine now.
ANSWER by , May 13, 2011
I just replaced that as my 4wd service light came on as well. Took to the dealer and that is what was wrong. $800 repair at the dealer
ANSWER by , December 18, 2010
On my 1992 the activator power source gets clogged up so I wired it direct to a toggle switch now I just flick the toggle an it comes on I have not had a problem with this in 2 years