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4wd locked in low gear - put in neutral and push button for 2wd, light goes on but stays in 4wd low

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Drive the truck at slow speed [1 -to - 3 mph, a 'crawl so to say] then put the gear selector in neutral then press the 2hi button while still "crawling" and wait to see if it shifts then shift into 'drive'...that should do it.

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