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An alert saying something about service 4-wheel

Is this the same as when it says to change oil?

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According to the mechanic who works on others 94 Jeep it's one of threethings:
1) Corrosion on the connector to the switch (which is locatedon top of the transfer case).
2) A bad switch. Part cost about $22.00or,
3) A bad console display. he says they have had a fair number of console display units fail

Check the information about VIC (Vehicle Information Center)in here: ZJ-Secc-8E-Instrument-Cluster-and-Gauges (Section 8E Page 11 and next)

Maybe is an reminder about service or maintenace time.

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Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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