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sometimes when the locking hubs slam [lock] if wheel spinning was real easy and you gave a little too much gas when you shifted into 4wd the hubs will jam locked try taking it out of 4wd and then reverse somtimes it will take reversing a few times good luck. Dennis
I don't know if there is any way to reset the service 4wd light but I do know what may have caused it. On my 99 silverado, the 4wd buttons in the dash were the problem. What happens is the solder joints become cracked and thats what triggers the alarm. If you want to, you can take it out and inspect the joints and possibly re-solder them depending on how comfortable you are with it. They may really tiny cracks that are hard to be seen with the naked eye.
Having the same exact problem but with my 1999 escalade. Thought it was the actuator bought a new one installed it transfer case would engage but front end wouldnt lock. Took it out of housing left it plugged in got a friend to go through all the 4wd for me and the plunger never moved out the actuator. Checked my wiring harness which is a four prong ann it had one hot prong like it is suppose to. Traced wires even replaced dash switch same problem. Taking it to local dealership tom to have it checked for codes. I was told it could be the transfercase actuator even though its workin that actuator is what sends power to the front to engage the actuator to lock the differential.
a little tip a friend gave me in unlocking the 4wd drive on ramps or hill and then put in neutral let roll back a foot put in park and then let off the 4wd
when in 4wd the hubs get a little heated cause they need greased so they stick into position making it hard to come out of 4wd this which i spoke of i got stuck in the senerio where i almost drove home in 4wd from 300 miles away but i called my friend he told me bought this and so i thought it could help you
your hubs just locked up on you your bearings are going to need to be packed again this is normal for this