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No 4X4 light

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by abbert55, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. abbert55

    abbert55 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    I have a 96 K2500HD and the other day the 4X4 indicator light quit working. I've checked the bulb and it's good. I got it up on a hoist and looked for loose wires or anything amiss but didn't see anything. It has a floor shift not pushbuttons. Where should I look next? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanx, Al
  2. lawnmasters2006

    lawnmasters2006 Senior Member
    Messages: 215

    Pull The Carpet Back On The Drivers Side...the Wires Run Under There,about Were Your Foot Always Ride For The Gas Pedal...ive Seen A Few Of Them W Wire Bare An Grounded Out Under There....
  3. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555

    check the fuse for the light
  4. abbert55

    abbert55 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Thanx Guy's, I'll check both this afternoon:waving:
  5. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    All my early-90's Chevys (not sure if it was still the same in '96, but probably) have a small plunger-switch mounted into the front axle housing right above the actuator, with 2 wires coming out of it. The sole purpose of this switch is to turn on the 4x4 light on your floor panel. The plunger itself is made out of plastic, and eventually wears down, and soon won't engage enough with the actuator, to turn your light on. (it works like the dome light/door switch). I've had this happen twice, so if everything else checks out, pull that switch out, engage the switch, and if your light comes on, then you know that your switch has worn down too much. Hope that helps if nothing else has worked yet,... :salute:
  6. abbert55

    abbert55 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Thanks Boss, I'll be sure to check it also. I'm glad to finally leard how it was actuated. Makes sense cause the light won't illuminate till the actuator is fully engaged.