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2005 Highlander: I don't think four wheel drive is working. How can I determine? Is there a switch for four wheel drive, as someone suggested?

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Are you sure your vehicle is a 4 wheel drive version? Double check your model information to make sure. If it is, technically, it is all wheel drive - meaning the other wheels engage automatically when the vehicle detects that they are needed. I have an 05 Highlander AWD, too. Good choice. I love mine! Good luck.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010

  • Gary Freeland Dec 10, 2010

    Not sure I know the difference between" four wheel drive" and "all wheel drive". Mine is a "limited" with a differential at each end. What does that make it?

  • Tom Pessemier Dec 10, 2010

    Hi, and thank you for your question. If your 2005 Highlander is not 2WD - then it is AWD. 4WD can be turned on or off manually. AWD kicks in automatically, when the other wheels are needed for traction. AWD can not be turned on or off on your vehicle. AWD is strictly subject to your vehicles computer

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