4wd indicator light blinking

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Old 08-03-09, 02:33 PM
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4wd indicator light blinking

I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.0ltr with 63k miles. The 4wd indicator light flashes. It just stared one day. 4wd was not engaged. I tried putting the truck in 4wd, backing up, etc. and the light will not stop blinking.

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Old 08-03-09, 03:52 PM
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My jeep does that occasionally and when backing up alone doesn't make the light go out, backing up and turning the wheel will do it. I suspect your 4x isn't completely disengaged.
 
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thanks. i'll give it a try
 
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Old 08-26-09, 03:17 PM
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It did't work.

Will this blinking light cause any damage. I don't plan on fixing this for a while if at all. is this just a notification light or does it do something...

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Old 08-27-09, 03:04 AM
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IF the 4x isn't enganged it shouldn't hurt anything. If the 4x is engaging/disengaging - I'd want to fix it shortly.
 
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Blinking lamp

Do you have an owners manual or perhaps have the ability to look at one on the web? The manual will indicate the functions covered by the lamp. I have an older Montero and the light goes on and off by itself, it's intended to tell me when the transfer case in engaged in 4wd and nothing more so I don't worry about it. It's just a goofed up switch. Your car being newer most likely has some electronics involved and could serve more than one purpose. Reading the manual could shed some light on the subject.
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Thanks. the reason the light goes on is to inform the driver that 4wd is engaged. however this light will just blink. 4wd is not engaged at the time. if i put the truck in 4wd the light will stay on steady which it is suppose to do and 4wd does work.

there is possibly a bad solenoid. i think there are 2 of them. cost over $100.00 each.

just want to know if any damage is being done or if replacement is necessary...
 
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Old 08-27-09, 12:02 PM
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Honestly I couldn't answer your question being positive that no damage will occur. The switch that actually turns the lamp on could be at fault but a diagnosis would be required to 100 percent accurate.
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