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CDL indication
« on: October 12, 2018, 03:32:07 PM »
Iím not getting indication on my dash when the CDL is engaged. Iíve tested the globe and itís fine. I canít find where the sensor is on the centre diff. Can someone point me in the right direction?


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Re: CDL indication
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 03:41:31 PM »
Iíve got the centre console panel out but the only wires I can see are in front of the transmission shifter. Those connectors are been pretty rough shape - is that it??

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Re: CDL indication
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 06:05:52 PM »
I canít find where the sensor is on the centre diff. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Just next to the front driveshaft output flange on the Transfer Case.

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Re: CDL indication
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 06:09:46 PM »
Iíve got the centre console panel out but the only wires I can see are in front of the transmission shifter. - is that it??
That's the Reverse Switch.

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Re: CDL indication
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 06:15:52 PM »
Thanks for the illustration, Iíll get back under it tomorrow.

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Re: CDL indication
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 09:04:18 PM »
When I go onto dirt from the bitumen and pull out the CDL switch the CDL engages and the orange light illuminates after a few seconds, but when returning to bitumen and pushing in the switch to dis-engage CDL, its a worry because the orange light takes about 2 minutes to turn off. This is normal for me - is it normal for others?

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Re: CDL indication
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 12:04:59 AM »
Hi Ross, the CDL can stay engaged - it's not unusual.

Even though you have pushed the button in, while the light remains on it hasn't fully disengaged due to the gear mesh tension holding it in place (wind-up).

To disengage after you push the button in, just set the steering straight ahead and drive slowly a short distance in reverse and forward (if necessary) to release any wind-up.

When the light extinguishes you have fully disengaged the diff lock.
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Re: CDL indication
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 03:11:17 PM »
Got back under it today, the diagram made it very easy to locate. The conductor is missing from one of the post - not the post that goes to earth - the other one. I donít even see a conductor hangin about under there. Iíll have another look tomorrow but I may need to run a new one.

Does the conductor from the transfer case go straight into the indicator? Iím going to ring out the circuit tomorrow as well to see which conductor comes off the CDL globe.

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Re: CDL indication
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2018, 07:21:10 PM »
Sounds like you need a new switch - RTC4512 is the part number.
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