Hello, I'm selling my 2004 4runner, and one of the interested parties wanted to test the 4x4. I've used the 4x4 4HI many times (snow, etc.) and he wanted to test the 4LO as well (and rear diff lock).
The 4HI works fine.
The 4HI and rear diff locked works fine.
The 4HI and rear diff unlocked (normal) works fine.
The 4LO just beep and flashes on the dash with either the rear diff unlocked or locked. I've tried to put it in park, drive, low, it just flashes and beeps.
My question is, am I missing something? Does it seem something is broken? What is the most normal problem that could result in this behavior?
Thanks in advance.
04-30-2009, 06:14 PM
you didn't say neutral. over the years, i've found that
you have to let the vehicle "relax" for it to go into certain "modes" of
the 4x4. be at a full stop. put it in neutral and let off the brake. push
buttons. go wheeling! yspert
04-30-2009, 07:23 PM
Worked like a charm. Put it in N, then put it in 4LO, was almost instant. Even was able to turn on the DAC and drive a little, of course, kind of felt like driving a space craft thru the reaches of space (yeah.. like I would know what that is like) - but it all worked!
Thanks for the info!
12-28-2009, 07:28 PM
I am having the same issue but cannot get it to go into 4 LO no matter what I've tried. It has been an issue for some time but i thought maybe just user error. It would eventually stop flashing and beeping that infectios beep at me and trudge forward in LO. Now it will not commit just keeps beeping/flashing. I have read the manual noe and am comfortable that it's not me:)
12-29-2009, 07:03 AM
I had a near disaster with my 03 this past snow. I don't think I will be using 4 lo again. I put it into 4 lo and couldn't get it back out. I finally had to turn it off then turn it on again. I think there are some issues with this system.
12-29-2009, 07:25 AM
many answers to your problem can be found reading these blogs. (or any 4x4 related) 1st thought is that is the nature of 4LO and diff locking. gears can get bound up and you need to move the truck forward/backward to loosen them before it will dissengage. Read on and good luck.