What is wrong with my 4WD. on 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe

The problem is intermittent. Sometimes when I start the car, the indicator is in 2WD. Sometimes it's in neutral, sometimes it's in 4WD Low. Sometimes no lights come on. After a number of engine starts everything is good. What should I replace first? The dash selector swith panel, something on the transfer case? Thanks.

by in Tempe, AZ on June 05, 2013
3 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by on June 06, 2013
The dash actuator/slector switches do give some trouble on these vehicles! More so than other componets.
COMMENT by on June 06, 2013
Any idea what the repair/replacement of the selector switches costs? I'm thinking you're right on this because when the lights on the selector are functioning, I can shift into both 4H and 4L then back to 2WD, no problem. Do you recommend getting the cluster from a junk yard or buying new? My car is almost 10 years old. Thanks. H.
COMMENT by on June 06, 2013
Check out ebay, I have found some good deals and parts there! NAPA has it also but check the dealer first, sometimes they are cheaper!!
COMMENT by on June 06, 2013
I'll do that. Thanks. H.
COMMENT by on June 06, 2013
Get a new one though, used may have the same problem.
ANSWER by on November 22, 2013
My 4wd was having issue going in and out of 4wd and sometimes it would get stuck in 4wd low and enter 4wd low on its own. I fixed this by changing the front differential fluid. I believe it was low and being low didn't allow the 4wd actuator to function properly.
ANSWER by on May 15, 2014
I replaced the dash switch and problem still occurs
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