2000 Tundra blinking 4wd light problem

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    Default 2000 Tundra blinking 4wd light problem

    My 2000 4wd Tundra is a fine vehicle, expect that
    the 4wd light blinks when it is NOT in 4wd. Two
    reputable mechanics have not been able to definitively determine
    the problem, but theorize that it's the 4wd actuator. It has, however,
    been determined that currently the vehicle is NOT in 4wd when the light blinks. I'm told that if it is the actuator, that it'll cost between 500 and
    700 dollars to replace. A high price to pay to turn off a blinking light.
    Black tape could also "solve" the problem.

    Has anyone out there experienced this problem, and if so, what coarse of
    action did you take, if any?

    TIA
    An almost happy Tundra owner

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    i also have a 2000 but mine blinks when you put in 4wd haven't found the problem yet but it will lock in 4wd . does yours stop blinking when you lock it into 4wd and will it go to 4lo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottskiing
    My 2000 4wd Tundra is a fine vehicle, expect that
    the 4wd light blinks when it is NOT in 4wd. Two
    reputable mechanics have not been able to definitively determine
    the problem, but theorize that it's the 4wd actuator. It has, however,
    been determined that currently the vehicle is NOT in 4wd when the light blinks. I'm told that if it is the actuator, that it'll cost between 500 and
    700 dollars to replace. A high price to pay to turn off a blinking light.
    Black tape could also "solve" the problem.

    Has anyone out there experienced this problem, and if so, what coarse of
    action did you take, if any?

    TIA
    An almost happy Tundra owner
    I bought an '04 DC that did this on the 3rd day I owned it. It turned out to be the actuator. I am not familiar with how the actuator is involved in engaging the 4wd but I do know that it requires some work to get to it to replace it. I believe it requires dropping the transfer case. I would at the least inquire to a service manager that you have found it to be an issue with other Tundras.

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    Default Re: 2000 Tundra blinking 4wd light problem

    I also have this problem in my 2004 where the 4 wheel blinks when not engaged but when engaged in either 4 hi or 4 low it seems to work. But one day I was climbing and had it engaged in 4 hi it seems to lose power climbing. Does anyone know why I'm losing power?

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    Default Re: 2000 Tundra blinking 4wd light problem

    Guys here are a few threads regarding the blinking light. You can also search "actuator" and get plenty more info.
    01 tundra 4.7 4x4 inop. searched. diag'ed and goin nuts!!! help plzz
    4 wheel drive out. actuator assembly
    http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/cro...-10_380x0w.jpg

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