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My 4x4 button on my dash wont turn on and my 4x4 wont engage . I used it yesterday, usually lights up and 4x4 engages 94 mazda b4000 le 4x4 .

Ford Rangers and Mazda b-series vehicles are the same. I would be willing to bet it is a problem with your shift motor. There is a sensor on the motor that tells the "shift computer" where it is in regards to position. The sensor has a ceramic disk that is glued to a shaft. The glue dries out and the disk doesn't spin with the shaft, so the computer doesn't know the position. You can disassemble the shift motor and re-glue, or just replace the entire shift motor assembly. It's $85 - $100 for a remanufactured unit from Napa (or similar). I just did this for my '94 Ranger, tore it apart and fixed it.

Before doing any of that I would check the 4x4 fuse in the box under the hood. The other fuse to check is inside the cab. It is on the same circuit as the warning lights (if your dash warning lights work, that fuse is fine).

Here's a guide for troubleshooting other transfer case issues.

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Hi Gary, I think you may be referring to a 'fail safe' system. When turning on the ignition you will notice that the warning indicator lights on the dash come on indicating ABS, Traction Control, Air bags and so on. The fail safe system operates the warning lights, assuring the driver of the fact that at the time of start up all systems were operational. The lights will go out after a few seconds. If the 4 X 4 warning stays illuminated when the vehicle is in 2 X 4, have a diagnostic scan carried out. Regards John

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sounds like your switch is burned out, for the light will blink in such a case

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My idea is there will be a issue if you don't get the warning light attended to. There are several reasons for the light to warn you to get it checked. My idea is you should get it checked before you have to start walking.

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usually it is the shift motor on the transfer case. do the 4x4 lights come on when first started?

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check your ABS sensors.... sometimes they can get dirty and not read the wheel right.... that might fix you ABS solution.... and possibly your 4x4 it doesnt want to engage in 4 wheel cause of the abs

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