Full site access is now FREE - Owners Club cards are required for discounts with our sponsors. Connected pump to a pressure guage and it was giving 4.5 psi, so lloks like that's ok. Then connected the diff to my foot pump and carefully pumped it to approx 5 psi. Same issue as mentioned earlier by others. This is not the 100% solution, If it still does not work for you, you seriously need to get your Diff Lock Motor checked. Thanks. My rear locker light was blinking intermittently during everyday 2wd driving. If not look for leaks. These potential problems should be well known to a dealer with a bit of experience. If you have a leak in the diff, the tube/diaphragm may fill up with oil and you'll probably not be able to detect a leak by blowing/sucking the tube... Cleaned and resealed external connection, 100percent no leaks. I have a 2004 4runner Sport, V8, 4x4. The purpose of the 4 wheel drive light is to indicate when you have engaged 4WD mode by selecting 4H. Discussion Starter • #1 • Feb 8, 2015. hi , maybe get intouch with one of the club members in your area and see if some one can help you out. It held pressure but light still fleshing. Need to stress, do this v-e-r-y slowly and NOT on pavement, concrete... only dirt, mud blah, blah. The was no difference , it was open circuit all the time. I sprayed soapy water on the external pipe to check for leaks but all i could see was a tiny tiny bit of weeping around the banjo connection. Diff light flashing after about 30km or so Folks, Old thread but would really appreciate some help. Posted by Aubrey Edinboro on Nov 18, 2011 Want Answer 0 While travelling from Mthatha today with my work bakkie a V6 Vigo the Diff Lock light kept flashing (green). Try it you never know. If you did and it doesn't do that, it must be sensing a small pressure drop when connected to the rest of the system. If this is your first visit, be sure to Drive for a few seconds or atleast 10 - 20 meters. Jacked the back end up and engaged 4low switched diff lock on an rear wheels moved a little in opposing directions when I turned one by hand. The version on the left features a large closed circle between the two rear (bottom) wheels. So it looks as if compressor is ok and maybe the switch? Centre Differential - Orange flashing light The transfer box (t-case) houses the centre differential, permitting drive to both front and rear wheels. This also saves wear on smaller, less rugged pumps. Rear Axle Replace on Rubicon for Flashing Locker Light. I.e brt brt brt brt. (This is for left wheel drive. - The AWD LOCK mode is to increase the drive power when driving on wet pavement, snow covered roads and/or off-road. The hose with the small white valve from the solenoids should have vacuum when engine running. Hi all, update on flashing diff lock light. Faulty vacuum solenoid (no click when power applied). Anybody listened to their locking diffs to see if this is normal operation? After moving forward backward moving the steering wheel from side to side the center diff indicator light was still flashing. If I start the vehicle for the first time that day the diff lock indicator light is flashing, once I've driven for a few kms, switch off and restart the light is off. I'll lift the back end over the hols and have look. Fixed! Symptoms: - On startup the 4WD green lights come on and the diff light blinks. Auto box has occasional problem with the Centre Diff Lock light (amber) flashing once every second. After the rear differential is locked, the rear differential lock indicator will stop blinking and remain on. The 4WD indicator lamp array in my 97 NL Pajero intermittently shows the top two green lights flashing with the 4WD lever in the rear-most position. CAUTION - AWD Lock Mode. Bought my Ranger with the wire of on the diff. *If equipped. The crazy thing it would actually turn off after driving for an extended period with the trailer but would come back on later after we stopped and started again. NJ 1996 ITD GLX (poverty pack) with a couple of extras, ARB bar, dual batteries plus redarc, Glind shower, some roo spotties, running 235 85 R16 AT's for the road and MT's for the tracks, tweeked torsion bars, Free wheeling front hubs, Poly airs and prodegy electric brakes for the camper, GME radio thingy, Long range tank, cargo barrier, have I really spent all this on my bus?? Hi all, diff lock definately not working. Quote from: rodeast24 on 29 June, 2018, 14:02:09 PM, https://photos.app.goo.gl/RnpkCAWdjh7WcBl93, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K07naD2Txe0, Quote from: gazmoore on 13 July, 2018, 15:35:55 PM, Quote from: gazmoore on 20 August, 2018, 14:09:35 PM, Quote from: 123hotchef on 31 August, 2018, 16:49:41 PM, Quote from: gazmoore on 03 October, 2018, 17:43:52 PM. Topic: Flashing diff lock light  (Read 14033 times). On the way home I got a random "diff lock" light on and and the VDC. Could sone kind member with a working diff lock check if their compressor does the same? Output from compressor seems ok, it cuts out when end of the tube is blocked. Just put the external pipe back on, definately no leaks or weeping. check out the. I have tried driving it, but can't decide if it feels different or not when "engaged". What do you all reckon? hi, I’m new to forum and i have just purchased a L200 animal, 2005 and my green 4wd light glazed, any ideas, thanks. Now the rear diff is locked in 2wd and making a squeaking noise. I have same with 2000 NM and a week in the trans shop with no solution. On the super select panel it is represented as the central orange colour lamp, it is labelled "C/D Lock" The manual I have indicates that there is a switch connector, from the centre diff, with a I'd jack the back wheels up to see if the mechanism is working - if it's ok, then turning one wheel by hand should result in the other one turning in the same direction (dodgy switch/electrics). I was @ a complete stop with the tranny in N and in D. I pushed the center diff button and after waiting 30 seconds it was still flashing and the VSC off light didn't come on. • If the center differential lock indicator light blinks and the buzzer sounds when the center differential is locked, stop the slipping or spinning and push the switch again. All times are GMT+10. I have a 2014 foreman 500 that I have snorkeled. Hi all, just thought i'd activate the rear diff lock to make sure it is ok having not used it for ages. When i disconnect the compressor from the diff and block the rubber  tube by bending it back on itself and holding it tight, it pulses more than when it is connected to the diff! Sprayed everything with soapy water and can't see any leaks. I can''t get the center differential light (amber) to stop blinking. Went into 4l ok, solid green light, but light on diff lock switch kept flashing even after driving forwards and backwards for several yardss, no not on tarmac and yes in a straight line. After doing some reading/searching I think the best bet would be the air locker hose coming disconnected inside the diff housing. Compressor sounds to be pumping ok - if you block the outlet with your thumb, it should cut out quite quickly as it has a pressure switch in it - as you say it is only very low pressure needed to activate the lock. if you can feel it giving pressure from the pump, again, only low pressure, then you will have a mechanical problem and its a diff out job, not too bad of a job, I have had it once where all works as should and it was a mechanical problem in the diff. Thanks for all the input. ... From that point on the Diff lock light on the dash and the rear locker light on the switch would flash constantly. Right - this would sound like that pulsing is due to a max. When you checked the compressor cut-off by blocking the outlet pipe end, did you keep it blocked for some time - long enough for it to do that brief action every five seconds? This page was generated at 1 minute ago. I have done the correct process, to engage, but no go. This is all done with ignition on.but engine not running so you can hear what is going on. - 4WD will not, otherwise, engage. NS 3.2 Diesel, Polor White , Black CSA Rims, HanKook Dynapro AT Tyres, 3 inch custom stainless steel exhaust with free flow Cat & Muffler, 50mm Lift, Old Man Emu Shocks and Springs, TJM Bullbar powder coated White, Custom 7mm Sump Guard & Transmission Guard, 8 inch LED Spotties plus 20 inch LED Light Bar, rear Reverse LED Light, ARB Roof Cage , Tiger11 Awning. Will test the switch h wiring at the connection when my new test lead arrive. Jan 14, 2020 1 0 1. I will try jacking the back end up as suggested. • The indicator light blinks while locking/unlocking the center differential. Hello folks, I'm in a bit of a quandary here. I am new to 4runners with this one being my first. Little compressor seems to be working ok, i disconnected the connector  from what I assume is the diff lock light switch and tested the resistance of the  switch when I blew down the tube to the actuator. Pulled rubber  pipe off diff end an compressor seemed to be producing low pressure air, which I believe is correct when in 4wd low and diff lock switched on. Haven't had chance to get underneath and have look. After reconnecting it the light did that from time to time and the D/L did not seem to work as it should. Any ideas where the problem lies? Anybody the ACT/Queanbeyan area or further that has a handle on these faults? If it's not working, they'll turn in opposite directions - broken mechanism. Presumably I should see a change when I blow down the pipe to activate the switch mechanism. If this is fine, check if your Diff.Lock button. Thanks, Gaz. i had this same problem with the orange light flash and supprisingly enough i had the vehicle in for a breakdown fix which was nothing to deo with the flashing lights and when i picked the vehicle up after repairs , there were no more flashing lights. light still flashing. Cheers, Gaz. The lights in my 98nl have flashed from when I got it. Thanks all. So i can only assume that the diff lock is actually engaging but the switch that activates the light on the dash is faulty. When the light flashes continuously for more than 30 seconds it signifies there is a problem somewhere on your drivetrain system and that 4WD has not engaged properly. Instead of cutting out and giving a short burst every 5 secs, it gives a very short burst constantly. Tried the same by just blowing down the tube attached to the pipe and it worked again. I ordered a new one (84222-0K010) and the replacement seemed straightforward. the two solenoids are under the air filter box. Most common problem is the failure of one or both solenoids, followed by loss of vacuum. I don't know if that is enough to cause the system not to work, but i will remove it and clean it all.up.and try to get a perfect seal and see what happens. Once it locks in, I can feel it. It only operates at about 4psi. If you are from UK than just opposite) When you turn off all this and put it back to normal, don't expect that the light will go off immediately. Pulled over, as I decelerated, both lights flickered. I have finally got round to jacking the back end up again to test the function of the diff lock, and can confirm that it is in fact working. Good point, i'll try that later today. Thanks? Thanks again for the help. After driving around 30km or so, the 2WD lights go off and the diff light starts flashing. It snowed last night, so this morning, I used L4 to get down to the main road, and H4 to get to work. The compressor puts out over 5psi, so the diff lock SHOULD work when the system is activated and the compressor comes on. The version to the right uses an X in place of the closed circle and is an Electronic Rear Differential Lock indicator. To unlock the rear differential, push the switch again. Drove car back an forth a couple of feet with foot pump still connected to see if lock would engage and light would come on. 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Wait a few seconds for the system to complete operation. I tried it first by carefully using the foot pump connected to the metal pipe on the diff and pumped to be 10psi whilst turning one back wheel and lock engaged and both wheels turned in same direction. Indicates that the center differential has been locked (full-time 4WD models). These are Rear Differential Lock indicators. Have you figured out if the difflock is engaging yet? Both versions indicate that the two rear wheels have been locked to rotate together. 2006 Warrior classic 60K miles, EGR removed, de-cat, reversing camera, Proppa canopy, broken pip on compressor it goes solid when engauged, Can you enlighten me on the pip, What is this, Just had look underneath, all looks ok from the outside no broken pipes or wires etc. The solenoids can be tested by removing the connectors an putting 12v power on the terminals, if they click with the application of power they should be working.If no click then most likely kaput. IIRC blinking means the switch has been activated and the electronic part is trying to activate. Testing the other side of the wiring out of interest, i measured 2.6v dc with the dash switch both on and off, no difference. first thing to do is work out if it's the lock mechanics failing, or the detection switch. Doesn't seem to be a vacuum leak, sucked on the tube and blocked it with my tongue and it held vac ok for some time. i had trouble with mine and with talking to some one it can be fixed without costing a lot of $$. Vacuum fault? I don't think there is an air leak, as when i disconnect the compressor and connect a rubber tube to the pipe on the diff and blow down it, i can feel fairly "solid" resistance which doesn't seem to dissipate as it would if there was a leak. have you tested it, engadged difflock then driven up an axle twister and see if its locking? When connected to the pipe on the diff  the compressor runs for a very short time then cuts out, which i imagine is what should happen, and then every 5secs it operates for a quick burst , "brrrt" for a second or less. It was in 2H at the time. Thanks Gaz, Hi, thanks for the reply. I did find t diff was a bit low on oil, topped up with about 200mls. Still same, air pump operates with a quick "brrt" every 5 secs. Hi, thanks for all help and responses, still haven't managed to solve the problem. All the flashing lights go out and wont trouble you at all. Mine did from the hose clamp being loose on the intake boot coming from air cleaner to throttle body, NM V6,Exceed BFG MTs ,Injected Gas, Proficency course,GME TX3100 UHF , 2 inch lift, Pace Maker Headers ,Dobinsons.Navigation Course (still lost. Jan 14, 2020 #24 Mrwhattie said: I have got a … On the super select panel it is represented as the central orange colour lamp, it is labelled "C/D Lock" I also know that the 4wd engaged when I do select it cause I can hear it as well as feel the car working in 4wd mode so I dont bother trying to fix the flashing lights. I need to know where thr fault is before I start dismantling diffs!! It continues to blink both in 4WD and 2WD. I did not go off road and the Diff Lock switch is in the disengaged position. Press the RR DIFF LOCK switch to lock the rear differential. Nissan Titan blinking flashing Diff Lock light fix - YouTube The center differential lock light will start to blink after driving approximately 50 miles. Fielies - those vacuum lines relate to the front differential's freewheel clutch system - any fault there will be shown by flashing of two green "front wheel" lights - a flashing amber center lock light (which is what you first post suggests you have) points to a transfer case related fault. When I was blowing down the tube and hopefully activating the locking mechanism  the diff lock light was still flashing. Cheers. If you block the end of the compressor tube with a thumb, it should cut out and stay cut out till you move the thumb. Center differential lock indicator warning light* (flashes rapidly) Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately.Failure to investigate the cause of this warning may lead to the system operating abnormally and possibly cause an accident. Thanks Gaz. I have finally got round to jacking the back end up again to test the function of the diff lock, and can confirm that it is in fact working. Measured my blowing pressure with a gauge and it was 3psi. Do not use AWD LOCK mode on dry paved roads or highway, it can cause noise, vibration or damage of AWD related parts. Sounds like a big job.What could be wrong in there? Sticky actuator? I spent most of Easter weekend on the West Coast doing some sand trails. If it is found to be working, what is it that is keeping the light flashing rather than going solid? I parked, went to 4Lo, engaged the locker, drove around in the snow a bit, seemed to be locked and working, no flickers. Owner pointed out how poorly designed the system is really with rubber hoses adjacent to the exhaust manifold etc and certainly not designed for Australian conditions. 03 4work, Cummins 6BTA 5.9L engine, 40" round things, and all the accompanying hassle involved. When I stop and switch off it goes away but after driving a while it starts again. The other lights were all dead (the little 2 green rear wheels) After switching off the ignition, the centred diff light stopped flashing and the little green wheels were back. Thanks. At this time, the indicator will blink. Can't check this with just the rear jacked up as the diff lock will only activate in 4wd, and i haven't got all 4 wheels the off the ground, so cant turn the rear wheels as they are connected then to the front by the 4wd. I assume the switch only acts as an indicator to show that the diff lock has been engaged , is it just a simple make or break switch that illuminates the light in the dash switch? before heading home, I took it out of 4WD, but the center differential lock light is blinking and won't stop. I had a look at the rear diff thinking maybe it was the actuator and noticed that the locker indicator switch was broken off. 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