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Electric 4WD selector switch on dash does not select/deselect 4WD. I wish to manually shift the selector at the gearbox if this is possible.

The electro/pneumatic 4WD switch is not operating on my 1999 Isuzu NPS 300 so I cannot shift into and out of 4WD using the dashboard switch. Is it possible to manually shift the selector at the transfer case? I expect the solenoid at the transfer case is not working and in an emergency I would like to be able to transfer the drive.

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By swapping vaccum hoses on front diff shift on fly unit you can get out of 4wd or vise versa or by removing and sliding sleeve ring inside diff tube over, check range selection detent switch on this unit it is a on/off switch.these fail often

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This is very strange because of How the low range is engaged. I drive a 1999 F150 4x4 which has the same dash and controls for the 4x4 as your Expedition. I do know that the fan control switch is unfortunately the same shape and very close to the 4x4 switch. It is easy to grab the wrong knob and turn the wrong thing than was intended.

My initial impression is if it is possible, your girl could have reached over to move the fan switch and actual grabbed the 4x4 switch instead. Or you were warming up the Expedition and meant to turn up the fan and instead turned the 4x4 switch to Low. Or a backpack she was moving with schoolbooks could have hit the switch. What puzzles me is that to go into Low range, you need a foot on the Brake and simultaneously need the gearshift in Neutral and the 4x4 selector in Low. That is 3 things to make the low range happen.

Even if your foot was on the Brake and the sensors caught the gearshift going through Neutral on its travel to Park, the 4x4 Selector would have to be in Low. There is one problem you can have with the 4x4 Selector.***The Selector has 3 Resistors and a LED bulb.***

You stated the Selector switch was good. This would mean there were 3 different Voltages under the vehicle. Sometimes when the LED bulb burns out, it shifts the Voltage out of range for the Servo, and although the Selector says one thing, the Voltage at the Servo has the wrong value for that function. Since the dash light and the Servo agree on Low, it would seem the Selector is out of sync with the other 2 parts.

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You might try putting the truck in reverse for a couple of feet, then to Park, and back to Neutral or Drive. Then use the Electric selector. Your year model may require a foot on the brake.

Ford has a style of selector that uses 1 wire to the Shift servo for all the drive ranges. There are resistors in the selector switch with each position making a different voltage. If the LED backlit bulb in the selector is dirty, it can throw off the voltage. I understand that the best access to the selector switch is through the opening for the radio. Once the radio is removed there are 2, 1/4inch screws holding the selector to the dash.

You can replace the selector or attempt to clean it as access is possible by removing 3 clips on the part. This made the LED changeable by providing access. There is a spring and checkball which makes the selector click into place and stay where you put it.

You can also try to clean the connections on the plugin for the selector with Electronics spray. Thats all you may need if you can jockey around the spray can to squirt the terminals on the selector switch.

With luck, my opening instructions may solve your problem. It is possible your mechanical shift linkage for the Park,Reverse,Neutral,Drive has too much play in it and an interlock is just not lining up. If you have another type of 4x4 with the extra lever on the floor there are different instructions.

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Solution at hand. I chased the harness to the gearbox. I methodically electrically earth tested each wire-to-switch and visually checked each wire for breaks whilst another kept turning on and off the 4wd switcth on shift. Eventually, at the rear end of the gearbox there is a multi connector of some several wires. One end had a female and the other exposed male pins. On counting the pins I noticed that one pin, on recollection green/red wire had been drawn back into the connector so not making a contact. I therefore, pushed the pin back through so to make a connection. All of the 4wd pneumatics, light on dash and front axles switches now work. That one wire caused total shutdown of the High 4wd system. I assume that during either off-roading or average road use an object, like a branch, fouled the rear connector and dislodged the wire connection.

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