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    Default Electronic 4WD reset Procedure

    Try this when your 4WD systems locks you out, and refuse to react on trying to change gears in the T/case. Or if your local agent tells you your 4x4 actuator or controller is FUBAR.... They often get it wrong.

    Ignition off. Press and hold all three buttons. While still holding the buttons, put the key in the ignition and turn to accessories (ACC). (don't start her!).

    Now while holding the three buttons and the ignition on, press your clutch in all the way. Hold this (ignition on, press all three buttons, and clutch fully in) until you hear the gearbox reset. There is a mechanical sound when it happens (don't have your audio system at 120 decibels).

    Takes roughly 30 seconds.
    Last edited by Sakkie; 2012/10/22 at 02:19 PM. Reason: Never read it proper before posting!!!!
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    Which of the current Double Cabs have similiar systems? Or dont have a "kort kierie" anymore

    Isuzu
    Ford T6
    Triton?
    Navara?

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    the gwm has the system dont know if it's the same but mine has given me some problems i shall try this next time
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    Hi Sakkie

    I suppose the gear should be in neutral, or does it not matter?

    Seems simple enough, thanx for that info, I am sure this will help lots of guys, incl me
    Last edited by CobusV; 2012/10/25 at 11:14 PM.

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    I've never done it not in neutral. So to be on the safe side....
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    Dankie dankie dankie!! Werk soos n droom. Het op gronpad na 4H geskuif teen n konstante 50km/h. So 80km/h gery. Gestop en 2H gedruk. Alles het fine gelyk, weg getrek en so 100m gery toe kom "check 4wd" liggie aan. Skrik my koud en trek toe af.

    Na so 30 sekondes se gestres en vloekery onthou ek van die thread! 2 minute later is ek weer op die pad sonder worries!

    Het n paar dae daarna weer gaan 4x4 en ek het geskuif tussen 2H, 4H en 4L en nie weer die probleem gehad nie. Hoekom sal dit dan in die eerste plek gebeur?
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    Maybe an electric plug that's not making lekker contact?
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    Will see if it happens again - so far this was a once-off.
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    Unhappy 4x4less

    Thanks for the good advice on reseting the electronic 4x4.
    My 250 dtec 4x4 refuses to activate, what else can i look at?
    When i press to activate it makes a mechanical sound but doesnt activate

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    Quote Originally Posted by poicha View Post
    Thanks for the good advice on reseting the electronic 4x4.
    My 250 dtec 4x4 refuses to activate, what else can i look at?
    When i press to activate it makes a mechanical sound but doesnt activate
    Has it worked before and does the green 4x4 indicator light keep flashing? If you don't see the red 4x4 fault light then it could just be that the gears don't line up. In this case you can pull off slowly in 1st and see if that helps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WernerDV View Post
    In this case you can pull off slowly in 1st and see if that helps?
    It also helps to line up the dog clutch(es) if you turn sharp when pulling off slowly.
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    My 2008 KB 300 LX did that once. Starterd her one morning and check 4wd light came on. Did that same reset heard the T/case cluncking during the reset and everything works fine now. Hasn't happened again

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    I am having problems now, 2008 D-tec,, green lights flashing and not engaging 4x4,, I do not hear the actuator engaging either. ? I have done the button reset. Ok, where to start looking next ?
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    Hi Brad, when you say "green light" is it the "check 4WD" or the slow blink "4H" or "4L"

    If it's the "check 4WD" then your system isn't resetting. Try again.

    The mechanical parts in the t/case sometimes gets sticky if not used for a while. If this is the case, then you should still hear the servo motor.

    If you don't hear the servo motor, then you've got a loose connection. Unplug the actuator, spray with WD40 or something similar, and put back together.

    Hope this helps.
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    Default Isuzu 4x4 selector issues when starting up

    Hallo Sakkie/Anyone else! I'm new to this and looked around the forum for an answer to an issue I have with my 2004, KB300 D4x4 - found nothing...

    When I start the bakkie, it engages into 4x4 without me activating it/pressing any buttons. The red neutral light is also on. I tried different ways to get it switched off but it only comes on again after a couple of seconds. If I drive off before it comes on, the green 4x4 light on the dash just flickers. If I press the high range button, it then engages the low range 4x4... Pressin the Neutral button also has no affect...Strange things going on. Can you please assist?

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    Smile 4x4 reset

    Baie Dankie Sakkie!
    Ek het die "reset" gedoen (nou nie op ACC nie , maar met ON!) en die rooi lig is weer af! Sal 'n nota'tjie in my boekie sit, want dis die eerste keer in baie jare dat dit gebeur het.

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    I have a 2008 KB300 D-Teq.
    4H engages without problems, but when I press 4L in neutral with the clutch in, the 4L light just flashes quickly for about 10-15 seconds and then goes out.
    Nothing else happens and there's no mechanical sound.
    I tried the reset, but it does not seem to do anything.
    There are no lights or sound when I do the reset, nothing basically happens.
    I tried all the steps on ACC and ON without starting, but still nothing.
    Is there anything else I could try?

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    Adri, The fast flashing light happens when it will not try to engage.


    This will happen if it believes it is unsafe to do so. Normally when one of the conditions to change is not met. Like you're clutch is not fully in, or you are still in gear. etc.


    Question, have anybody worked on your gearbox. Why I ask....the switch that tells the controller that you are in gear, or in neutral is very sensitive to what washer is put on it. Very specific thickness, and the guys often mess that up. Try and engage Low while still in gear.
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    I only recently got the bakkie, so I'm not sure what was done. The cruise control also does not want to engage, but I'm not sure that it's related to the low range issue.
    From the workshop manual I was able to figure out that (as I see it) it checks for neutral and clutch and 0 speed, before it starts the process, and something is preventing this.
    So checking the various switches on the gearbox should be a start?

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    Could I just bridge out the switch?

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