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Hi, i turned on the 4wd lock button while driving on my 2012 toyota rav4 and the indicator came on blinking on the dash. Is this normal. Why was it blinking?

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In order to turn on the 4wd the vehicle has to be in park or neutral

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SOURCE: when pushing '4wd' button to engage 4wd, light

People with 4wd vehicles do not follow the advice of the owners manual,every 3 months they have to activate the 4wd system or the actuators are going to get stuck when you really need them. solution, you will need an assistant if the car is in the air even better, if you trust you mechanic ask him to do this for you. with a rubber hammer hit(tap) the actuator the one in the front differential and the one in the transfer case 75% of the time this trick work, if you need pictures tomorrow when I am at work I email you a couple.


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SOURCE: electronic auto 4wd button pushed and now 4wd high

When you push teh 4hi button, yo shouldhear a click under the right side dash. That is the transer case shift module. Also check for any blown fuses. You should also hear the encoder motor activate when you push the 4wd button. The encoder motor is attached to the side of the transfer case and you. These tend to go bad from corrosion. You can test the encoder motor by disconnecting it from the electrical supply and use a jumper to apply 12 volts to the plug in on the motor. I found an easy way to apply voltage whenever I need t test something. I use a 12 volt battery charger. Straighten out two metal paper clips and clamp one in each of the alligator clips on the battery charger. turn the charger on to the lowest amp setting and us the paper clips as probes to activate whatever part you are testing. Works great, and you don't have to remove the part to test it. If the encoder motor won't work with the tester, it will have t be replaced. They are not cheap. Avoid the dealerships. They'll charge up to $800 for one. Check NAPA or auto zone. If the encoder motor checks out ok, then move on to the vacuum lines, especially the one under the battery tray. You will have to remove the battery and ray to get to it, but it is notorious for coming loose. Read your owners manual for warnings about disconnecting the battery, concerning stereos and alarm systems.

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