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Enguage my 4 wheel drive

I lost my 2008 ridgeline owners manual and need to engauge my 4 wheel drive. Please advise on how to do that!

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  • miajo21 Jan 28, 2009

    yes my 4 wheel drive lock button does not function and the indicator light will not work either, as if the button has absolutely no function, and was told its NORMAL! no heat on the floor of the truck no matter what setting I have it on>

  • ravenstu Jan 28, 2009

    I found the information on line yesterday, through The Apparently the wheels will only stay enguaged when the transmission is 1 or 2 and revers. I guess to provent driving at high speeds while using it.



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Press the button while in reverse or D1

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are you asking a driveline question, and is vastly complex. read it.
off the wiki, , does this help,?
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