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  • avatar knowledgepower 11/09/10 2:16 pm PST

    Great question, the 4WD system is called VTM-4-Lock. It is not an automatic system but must be engaged manually.(1) The vehicle must be stopped with engine running. (2)Move the shift lever to first (1), second (2), or reverse (R) gear. Press the VTM-4-Lock button. The indicator in the button comes on. This system cannot be used on dry paved roads. VTM-4-Lock will temporaily disengage when speed exceeds 18 mph and will again engage when below that and the indicator light stays on.To completely disengage the system either press the VTM-4-Lock button, move the shift lever to D or D3 or turn off the ignition.

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  • texases 11/09/10 1:11 pm PST

    Most all wheel drive (AWD) systems are fully automatic, even though some makers call them '4x4' (which usually means a manual system). Does this indicator have 2 positions?

  • knowledgepower 11/09/10 2:16 pm PST

    Great question, the 4WD system is called VTM-4-Lock. It is not an automatic system but must be engaged manually.(1) The vehicle must be stopped with engine running. (2)Move the shift lever to first (1), second (2), or reverse (R) gear. Press the VTM-4-Lock button. The indicator in the button comes on. This system cannot be used on dry paved roads. VTM-4-Lock will temporaily disengage when speed exceeds 18 mph and will again engage when below that and the indicator light stays on.To completely disengage the system either press the VTM-4-Lock button, move the shift lever to D or D3 or turn off the ignition.

  • texases 11/09/10 2:36 pm PST

    And to add to KIP's complete description of what the button does, know that you are in part-time AWD when the button's in the off position. Power will go to all wheels when slipping occurs.

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