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1997 Ford Explorer 4X4 dash light blinking 6 times in sucession.

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1997 Ford Explorer 4X4 dash light blinking 6 times in sucession. Changed motor on transfer case, switch and checked fuses. What is problem
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 7 years ago.
Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX flashing light means there is a code stored in the computer, you must scan the computer to retreive the code and trace the charts for that code. The 4x4 will be disabled when the light is flashing,Tim
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Scan what computer? Scanned on board computer already and no codes registered.
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 7 years ago.
If there are no codes present, then i will post the procedure for restet below,Tim
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Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 7 years ago.

4X4 lamps flashing with no DTCs stored in the GEM. Perform following repair procedure:

1.Select clear DTC command (even if there are no DTCs available) in the NGS Tester and cycle the vehicle ignition key (on-off-on) to reset the GEM's 4X4 monitoring software.


2.Test drive to see if the condition returns. If the condition DOES NOT return, the intermittent fault is no longer present at this time and no repair should be performed. Release the vehicle to the customer.


3.If the condition DOES return and DTC(s) were stored in the GEM, use the DTC(s) to perform diagnostics (refer to Service Diagnostic Information table in this TSB).