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My 2003 Explorer will not shift into 4x4. I hit the button and nothing happens.Is it a fuse? Thank You

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If it was a fuse it would have a reason to blow, correct. You need a manual of the vehicles systems and follow a check and test work method of working or troubleshooting to find the cause. You can't guess at these things or expect someone to have all the possible answers unless they work at a Ford Dealer and solve these issues every week in there line of work.

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