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Issue with 4WD - 4WD Light

The past few times I have used 4WD on my '04 CC SE, I have had problems with the 4WD wanting to disengage when I switch back to 2WD. Today, I enaged my 4WD on an icy incline to get better tranction and the icon that shows the wheels engaged to the right of the odometer went blank and the
4WD light came on. I know this light indicates a problem with the 4WD, but it is not blinking, which would indicate an over-heating issue. Once I turned off the truck and restarted, the 4WD light was off and the icon showing the wheels was back on. This actually happened to my twice today...the second time when trying to switch from 4WD to 2WD. I live quite a distance from any Nissan dealer so I thought I would reach out to see if anyone else has had the same issue and what the problem might have been.
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Re: Issue with 4WD - 4WD Light

I am trying to understand your question, your first sentence is throwing me off.
When you go from 4wd to 2wd the 4wd disengages, this is suppose to happen.
When you go from 2wd to 4wd the icon will blink until 4wd is engaged and they stays solidly lit.
If you go from 4wd to 2wd and it stays blinking then it has not disengaged, drive in reverse for a short distance then drive forward and it should go out. This has to do with transfer case not unlocking. This happens to me from time to time.

Don't know anything about a blinking light indicating overheating??

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Re: Issue with 4WD - 4WD Light

I apologize for the confusion...let me clarify. For the past few weeks, the 4WD was not wanting to disengage. As you mentioned, I would have to stop, put it in reverse back up and maybe do this a few times. Then, on the day I mentioned, the 4WD would not engage and the icon would disappear and the 4WD warning light would come on. I had to stop, shift it to park, turn off the engine and wait a few minutes. Once I restarted, the 4WD warning light would go off and the wheel indicator icon would reappear.
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Re: Issue with 4WD - 4WD Light

Not sure of your mileage but it may be time to have your transfer case serviced. Could be the cold weather is giving it fits. This is the down side to electronic shift on the fly 4wd. I wish we could manual lever 4wd shifter.

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Re: Issue with 4WD - 4WD Light

Got my Titan into the dealer on Monday and it looks like with 54,000 miles I need a whole new transfer case. The service guy said that this is not the first transfer case he has had to replace on the Titan, especially '04s and '05s even with relatively low miles. Thankfully the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty will take care of it.
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Re: Issue with 4WD - 4WD Light

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Thankfully the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty will take care of it.
You must have an extended warranty. The regular warranty is 5 years or 60,000 miles on the powertrain.

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