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AWD Disable light is on. What does this mean and how is is fixed.

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AWD Disable light is on. What does this mean and how is is fixed.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Dan replied 7 years ago.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Year, make and model of your vehicle?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
2002 Buick Rhondavue
Expert:  Dan replied 7 years ago.
Check out this bulletin from GM about the concern you have. The connector in question is located under the driver's door where the wiring passes thru to underneath. If those connections show no signs of corrosion and are clean and tight suspect the actuator located on the rear differential.

#PIP4157: All Wheel Drive Disable Lamp On - keywords AWD inoperative light MIL - (Jun 19, 2007)

Subject: All Wheel Drive Disable Lamp On

Models: 2002-2006 Buick Rendezvous

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Equipped With All Wheel Drive (AWD)


The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.

Customer may comment on an all wheel drive (AWD) disable lamp on, technician may find no codes in any module.

If eSI diagnostics do not lead to a resolution inspect connector C305 and C305B at the body pass through for corrosion, if no corrosion is found suspect the differential clutch pump actuator check valve as the possible cause.

Please follow this diagnostic or repair process thoroughly and complete each step. If the condition exhibited is resolved without completing every step, the remaining steps do not need to be performed.
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