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Will not go into 4 wheel drive with pushbutton

The only light that will come on is the 2 wheel drive light

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Try to reset the 4x4 computer by pulling the courtesy lamp and ATC fuses for 1 minute then reinstall both fuses then cycle key on and off 5 times. please rate this answer

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