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I have a 1999 dodge ram 1500 the cruise works but light

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I have a 1999 dodge ram 1500 the cruise works but light won't come on. And 4x4 won't work
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Customer:*****wont work and light on dash won't come on. Cruise light on dash won't come on but cruise works. On a 1999 dodge ram 1500 extended cab pickup
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Checked fuses and looked at transfer case
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Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, for the cruise since it works, just not lighting up the indicator it sounds like a bad bulb for the indicator in the insturment cluster. Do the 4x4 lamps turn on when you turn the key to on or start the vehicle?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the*****doesn't work at all either
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The actuator when it's in*****it moves a little and when in*****it woby move
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Ok you have to remove the instrument cluster to check the cruise bulb, so you can check them s well to see if they are ok. The 4x4 ones most likely are. They should light up when turning the key to on or crank to prove out. Otherwise an issue with a fuse for the 4x4 circuit or relay for the system may be at fault. Otherwise a diagnostic check on the 4x4 system would need to be done. Possible failed shift motor or module fault

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What fuse is it. Where is it located
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nothing is marked
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

The fuse panel information I come up with only identify them as circuit numbers, not names for the circuits. Check all fuses in both power distribution and central junction blocks to rule out any fuse issues. It most likely is a fault with the 4x4 control system itself

Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, do you need more help or information?

Expert:  Robert R replied 1 year ago.

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