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AWD not working

This is a 1997 Subaru Legacy Outback AWD, the front wheel drive is working but on the all wheel drive,,, the front wheel drive light is on the dash,, we have checked the fuses but do not see a problem there...any suggestions???

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Did you know that there is a fuse under hood on Passenger side that I have seen people put the fuse in the missing spot. Problem is it is only for towing the car. Remove if fuse is present and see if it fixes your problem.

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