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AWD Disable light on for 3 days straight.

The light has been on for 3 days straight...take it to the dealer this morning...they can't get the light to come on and they say that it didn't store a code during those 3 days either. ?

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  • joanzie Jan 07, 2009

    Same exact issue. The dealership says they can't get the light to come on and the computer hasn't stored any problems. I can't get the light to go off! They did tell me that it's probably a short somewhere and that it is probably safe to drive under this condition.

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This is usually a problem with tire pressure or you may need new tires. The light is bothersome but does not seem to indicate any problem of a serious nature.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Buick Rendezvous AWD Light Stays On

Our 2002 did the same thing. Easy cheap fix! Pull the wheel off and check the wiring that goes to the wheel sensor. You will find after removing a few inches of wrap, a broken wire or two. This could be on either wheel, so check both. Fix the wires back up and you are good to go. Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: 2004 AWD Aztek - AWD Disable light on.

I had this happen to my car and paid entirely too much to the dealer to get it fixed. For me, it was the harness that you think it is, and it affected the battery- I needed to replace it- and also the computer. I'm not sure if mine was frayed, but I've heard that this harness has been known to become frayed and shorts out because of that, which is what I imagine causes the failure, and the shorting out is what destroyed my battery and fried my computer.

Posted on Nov 19, 2010

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I had this happen to my car and paid entirely too much to the dealer to get it fixed. For me, it was the harness that you think it is, and it affected the battery- I needed to replace it- and also the computer. I'm not sure if mine was frayed, but I've heard that this harness has been known to become frayed and shorts out because of that, which is what I imagine causes the failure, and the shorting out is what destroyed my battery and fried my computer.

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2004 Buick Rendezvous AWD Light Stays On


Our 2002 did the same thing. Easy cheap fix! Pull the wheel off and check the wiring that goes to the wheel sensor. You will find after removing a few inches of wrap, a broken wire or two. This could be on either wheel, so check both. Fix the wires back up and you are good to go. Hope this helps!

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