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My 2002 Dodge Dakota 4-wheel drive is not functioning. The problem started by turning the 4-wheel switch, and the light would blink, as if not engaging. Now the lights on the switch no longer come on at all. Took to one mechanic, he says it's an electrical problem and I should take to a dealer. I really don't want to take to a dealer, I've never been happy with service. Any direction to pursue? At least some likely causes that I can address with a new mechanic?

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The transfer case is controlled electronically by a transfer case control module (TCCM) which sends commands to a shift motor on the transfer case, and monitors the transfer case gear selection using a transfer case mode sensor. The problem can lie with any of these three items, or mechanically with the transfer case itself.
As you say there are no lights at all now on the selector panel, you may want to check fuse #11 (10 amp) in the junction box under the cover at the left end of the dashboard assembly, and fuse A (20 amp) in the power distribution center under the hood.

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This really depends on what all needs to be replaced. You could simply replace a bad valve or something more costly like new valve springs, seals etc. I'd ask what all is necessary to repair and his price and quote prices from several repair shops. It is hard to give an exact cost if they haven't removed your cylinder heads to fully inspect them.

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