Originally posted by Jack Schneider:
You appear to own the same model that I just bought. I have auto-hubs on mine, and according to the owner's manual I should see a "wheel-lock" light appear on the dash when 4wd is engaged(this is in addition to the dash light showing the drivetrain). I've had it in 4wd a few times on snow covered roads, but still no 'wheel-lock' indicator. Is there a trick to engaging the hubs, or could it be just that the light is burned out?
P.S. I'll probably just buy manual hubs to avoid any future problems.
hi jack, when you engage 4wd, the light the manual refers to is the front wheel indicators. your rear wheels are always "green" on the dash indicator; 4wd should see the fronts illuminated, along with the transfer case indicator between the wheels.
there is not a separate light for 4wd, just the driveline indicators.
and yes -- get manual hubs. they are much more reliable than those auto hubs, which can disengage when in reverse, or fail outright. the superwinch manual hubs are significantly stronger and more reliable, and definitely worth the tiny bit of hassle (turning the knobs). you can leave them locked year-round if you wish.
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