4WD light stays on


Ranger nube

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Hello all,
2002 xlt manual shift. So I was off road, shifted into 4wd hi, came back on the pavement shifted into 2wd hi, but I could not get the 4wd light to go out it just stays on, the shifter is clearly in 2wd, but 4wd light refuses to extinguish, what is my issue, other than being a off road and ranger nube?
 


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On the manual transfer case there is a 3 position switch

The 4WD dash lights both have 12volts with key on, but are Grounded by the transfer case switch to light each one up

Transfer case switch grounds in 4high and 4 low positions, and no ground in 2wd or neutral positions.

So it could be the switch itself, OR the 4high wire from the switch is shorted to a ground somewhere, you can unplug the switch and see if 4high light goes out, if so then switch is most likely the problem, if light stays on then its a wire issue

Does the 4low light come on and go off normally?
Does the 4high light go off when 4low light comes on?

Switch is on drivers side top of transfer case, if memory serves its a plunger style switch

Found picture here: https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/index.php?threads/bw-1354-manual-shift-arm-lever.454067/

Just above red circle in first pic you can see the switch and its wires
 
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Ron
Thanks for the reply. To answer your question the light stays in 4 hi all the time even when I am in 4 lo
I will mess with the switch and wires and replace if need to. Just had a check engine light come on now so I have bigger fish to fry, haven’t read the code yet so don’t know what the issue is. Wish me luck thanks again
Greg.
 


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