When I bought my truck, headlights worked fine, but, the dash lights were intermittent. I got lucky in that it was just dirty contacts in the headlight mast switch. I turned it back and forth maybe 20 or so times and the dash lights have worked fine ever since.
Springs are probably worn out. Miles? You got weight back there? Give a little more detail and more help will come through.
If you camp or carry a load frequently, upgrade to the King Springs, worth it if you keep the AHC. Do some reading here on them.
Yeah, no noise, only need to replace boots. Also, you can drive with them dry for a while before they are shot, like 8K or so :rolleyes: but you will need to replace them then. They aren't that hard to pull and swap, but I've not re-booted any. I figure if you can pull them, you can reboot...
@LX470Beast So your experience with the 2WD LX was because you don't have your front drive up and running yet?
I'd think a 2WD would perform horrendously in the snow, like it did. Why would you expect it to do well?
I'm not sure this is a reason not to do the conversion, just a word of...
My wallet key does turn both the doors and the ignition, and the key holder has the imobilizer chip in it, hold the card to the key cylinder while turning the ignition and truck starts.
Maybe your truck has been re-keyed?
Maybe wiggle the key a bit, worn lock with unused unworn key?
Unless you can manage great deals on selling and buying, use the money you'll potentially loose and put a new Toughdog or OME set up on it. No more AHC worries. As for the interior, I'm with you, I made sure I got one with grey, the rest didn't really matter. Buy some seat covers. Off road...