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2000 5.3 silverado pushbutton 4wd wont work

Fuse is good, indicator lights dont work, i changed the pushbutton switch,no help, what next

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I replaced the swith, very easy, takes 2 minutes. The dash pops off from left to right pull gently don't force it. Comes apart easy, switch just as easy.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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I had the same problem it is the 4wd motor. $250 for the motor

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I would try to replace the switch. I believe that chevy had a bunch of problems with the 4x4 switch. I had a message on the display the something was defective with the 4 wheel drive, and it just ended up being the darn switch. Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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