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Question for you. I know for a fact my 97 has the lockers. I have checked the fuse, and power to switch but when I put it in 4lo I feel it lurch forward like my center locker is engaged But I don't get any type of yellow diff light flashing or solid. I took my dash cluster apart when I first got it to replace a few bulbs and checked all of them while I was in there and the center diff light was good. The real issue is my lockers. When I try to engage them they just flash, yes I have tried to do donuts and figure 8s. My next step will be to check connections at the actuators, and maybe even take them out for cleaning.Obvious thing, but did you shift into 4 low and make sure the center diff lock light is solid (the yellow one)? The front and rear lockers won't engage unless you're in low.
Awesome thanks! Now reading over the attachment it says to turn off the CDL switch. Now am I correct in thinking that my 97' wouldn't have a physical switch? If it does I have no idea where it is. I thought that was an aftermarket mod for US 80 series. Also I myself am a "reformed jeeper" so this is all new to me.You need to check the position switch in your center diff lock circuit and also inspect your center diff lock relay. Ive attached a page out of the FSM that should help you.
The bottom line is that if you don't get your center diff lock indication to the locker ECU it will not allow the front or rear to lock. I suggest you figure out the center diff lock problem first and move on from there.
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You're correct, unless someone added the switch your 1997 would not have a center diff lock button. The truck should automatically try and lock the CDL when shifted into low.
The jeeps in my mind aren't bad, they just aren't built to last like a toyota. I'm in a club that has quite a few jeeps and they are nice when they are working but I'd take my 200k+ land cruiser or 1st gen 4runner over any new jeep. Once you get familiar with the Toyota stuff it's pretty damn simple to work on and we'll engineered. If you're in SoCal let me know and we can go wheeling...
So I "jumped" the CDL sensor and was able to get my abs and CDL lights to come on. Does that mean I need to pull the sensor out and clean/replace it? Or could there be another culprit. Also I checked the fuse and it's goodIf you don't hear the actuator or relay it could be three things in my mind:
1) The 4 low sensor switch might not be working, this is what tells the CDL system the truck is in low. Could be a wiring issue or the contacts in the sensor might need to be cleaned.
2) The CDL relay is bad or you have blown fuses in the diff lock circuit. The steps from the FSM should help you figure this out.
3) The actuator isnt working, again the steps from the FSM should help troubleshoot this. Also, there are several threads on rebuilding the actuators if you search.
I jumped the sensor today and got both abs and cdl light to come.Unsure about the US market but, the CDL bulb does not have a self check like the front and rear lockers do when you switch on the ignition, so you will be unable to check the CD status if the bulb has blown. Check that bulb is good, and only when that is solid and not flashing (indicating the CD is locked) then you can move on to sorting the F & R.