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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Issue getting 2011 Prowler XTZ into 4x4

on occasion it will go into 4x4, but rarely when switch is flipped. When it does, I hear the noise it makes, and see the indication on speedo, light on switch. 95% of time it will not. Are there logical safety switches or parameters that need met for it to engage 4x4?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-03-2016, 04:35 AM
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I'd pull the connections apart, clean them, install dielectric grease, then plug them back in. This seems to cure most machines.

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I think I found it last night. Switch is flaky. I ordered a new one off ebay and will see if that corrects it.
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I think I found it last night. Switch is flaky. I ordered a new one off ebay and will see if that corrects it.
these switches are of a poor design IMHO , I too have had to fumble F around trying to get into 4x4 lock .. and a real PIA during hunt season with very cold conditions and heavy snows on the ground, and hands not working well do to temps

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given the location of the switch and this is a utility vehicle and sits outside when in use, on trips, trailers, etc. those switches need to be more weatherproof or have a folding cover over them. My rear diff exploded and I found my 4x4 was not working intermittent so pulling load was putting all strain on rear diff. it would go into 4x4 but then fall out of you rattle switch around or while driving.
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given the location of the switch and this is a utility vehicle and sits outside when in use, on trips, trailers, etc. those switches need to be more weatherproof or have a folding cover over them. My rear diff exploded and I found my 4x4 was not working intermittent so pulling load was putting all strain on rear diff. it would go into 4x4 but then fall out of you rattle switch around or while driving.
maybe your right , but my "beef" is switch design itself .. could have had 2 switches and not that lil crappy thing to engage the lock if that;s what they needed to fix that switch .... maybe a lil investigation on that part for retrofit HUMMM

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1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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I agree on that one! Two switches would have been much better. Granted I use locked 4 wheel very seldom, it is a pain to operate the lock function!

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PM Replied to... Sorry for delay



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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2016, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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The replacement switch fixed it. Thanks for the PM DR, I printed it and added it to the manual. Thank you.
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