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2002 ford explorer 4x4 wont work

How can I tell which one of the switchs ect is out on my explorer without buying them all ! When I hit the 4x4 button it does nothing no clicks anything . I replaced the dash button and still nothing. I was told it could be either the computer in the dash that is around $200 or the piece on my transfer case or the other one. I dont want to buy $400 in parts just to get the right one and all the mechanics want to charge me $$$$ and keep it for 3 days just to try and see which one don't work.

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