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4 wheel drive transfer switch won't switch to 4 wheel drive.

(2001 Dodge Durango)
in Imperial, MO on December 07, 2009
The light on the 4 wheel drive transfer switch is no longer on and when I turn the switch to any of the 4 wheel drive positions it will not switch over to 4 wheel drive. Two wheel drive works OK. We checked fuses that might be related and they were OK. Is there a specific fuse for this? If the switch's modual is bad, can this be determined without removing the dash board? THANKS! Bob
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on March 15, 2010
Did you check to see if the recall applies to your vehicle?

Drive Train: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
Campaign Number: 01V077000
Dates Manufactured: 07/1999 to 01/2001
Number of Vehicles Affected: 85,400
Model Years Affected: 2001
Date Owner Notified: 04/2001
Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4-WHEEL DRIVE. THE ELECTRIC SHIFT TRANSFER CASE MAY NOT FULLY ENGAGE INTO GEAR WHEN THE OPERATOR MOVES THE TRANSFER CASE SELECTOR SWITCH.

Consequence Summary: THIS COULD CAUSE THE TRANSFER CASE TO END UP IN THE NEUTRAL POSITION UNEXPECTEDLY AND ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY IF THE PARKING BRAKE IS NOT APPLIED.

Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE TRANSFER CASE CONTROL MODULE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 9, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Recall Notes: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
on December 07, 2009
More than likely its the transfer case shift motor thats if your getting power through the dash mounted 4WD indicator switch, try the wrecking yard for the shift motor as they are expensive at the dealer
on August 04, 2010
or mybe it' just the light bulb ?
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