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It's a holden rodeo turbo/diesel 2005.check 4wd light on

Obviously check 4wd light is on and 4wd is not functioning(4H,4L) actuators in the transfer case and front axle was already replaced with brand new unit as we suspect it the cause of the problem.But is not.Apparently no 12v supply goes to the other end of the harness to trigger the actuators whenever you press 4H or 4L pushbutton in the dashboard.If only i know the procedure on how to reset or turn off the check 4wd light that could have restore the system function.We try to use a scanner hoping we could erase the trouble code unfortunately our equipment could not read anything about transmission or powertrains.I'm 100% sure no problem with the trans or transfer case.Thank you!

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  • topswampkid Apr 03, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. The check 4wd light is on and 4wd wont work. I did jump start the car but I used the right surge protected leads.

  • jyetara Apr 10, 2009

    Same here. Any luck with any of you two regarding the "4wd light" ?
    thanks!
    Tina

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

    i have a 2003 3l diesel and my check 4x4 light is on how can i sort it

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A mere 2,400km into the life of my 07 Rodeo TD 4WD, I used 4L for about 2km of medium-steep/slippery track. After stopping and selecting 2WD the 'Check 4WD' light appeared, meaning I was stuck in 2WD for the rest of that trip. Luckily I was able to complete the trip in 2WD without incident.

The dealer blamed me for 'not following the instructions in the manual' (utter codswallop), 'fixed' it, and very reluctantly gave me a scribbled set of instructions on resetting the system, which I've included below.

When I suggested that these instructions should be included in the manual, the response was 'not necessary if owners use the system correctly'. More cods.

Here's how to reset it:

1. Ignition off, hold all 3 buttons (2H, 4H & 4L) in together

2. Switch ignition on to 'reds' position (last position before start)

3. Hold in this state for 30 seconds

Hope this may be of use !!

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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  • kalabau Jan 15, 2011

    Thank You. It works on my D'MAX

  • andreas1 Jan 29, 2011

    thank you. it works on my d-max also

  • rvincent339 Mar 11, 2011

    thanks worked on my holden rodeo 06 RA

  • Marc William Denis
    Marc William Denis Aug 09, 2011

    Big thank you. Worked on my 2006 D-Max

  • paltell Dec 03, 2011

    I tried this way, but it can't resolve my problem. please give me another way.

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    kk7748 May 09, 2012

    Thank you, it really works.

  • mawaho
    mawaho Jul 18, 2013

    Many thanks for the solution. It worked! We were in the outback and that dreaded light came on. It was horrible not knowing what the problem was and not having 4wd if needed. I came across this site and the solution was a brilliant fix. Thanks again. Our car is holden rodeo turbo/diesel 2005.

  • comtech37 Dec 31, 2014

    Thanks very much. It really works...

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I did this a few days back and is all fixed. Can email a picture/diagram for anyone that needs it.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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  • jyetara Jan 06, 2010

    Solution 3 only works for later-model Rodeos.

  • jonathan71 Nov 02, 2010

    hi could you email me the picture/diagram please . my email address is jonathan.71@hotmail.co.uk

  • jyetara Nov 03, 2010

    Here is an updated link with the 2 files that include instruction to reset the Control Module. It is a common fault with Isuzu D-Max (Dmax D max) and Holden Rodeos:
    http://www.swimnspa.com.au/rodeo/

    The 2 x files are there along with the button-reset procedure for later models.

    Any problems, email me...

  • Andrew GODDEN
    Andrew GODDEN Sep 06, 2018

    could you please e mail me picture diagram please my email isAndrewgodden1968@hotmail.com thanks

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Reset of the 4wd controller is performed by removal of the drivers seat for access to the controller.unbolt the controller for easier access,bridge terminals 1(topleft) of 20 pin connecter with terminal 9(bottomleft) of 16 pin connector as well as terminals 10 and 16 of 16 pin connector. turn on ignition for 3 seconds remove bridges and recheck

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  • paltell Dec 03, 2011

    are you sure about this way. I tried it but fails.

  • paltell Dec 03, 2011

    pin 10 and 16 of 16 pin connector are empty. so how can connect it together?

  • paltell Dec 08, 2011

    moh_tell@yahoo.com
    please send me the solution

  • alvaro1771954 Oct 29, 2012

    The terminal of the left is of 20 pins and of the right is of 16 pins. The numeration of those pins are of right to left, join pin 10 of terminal with 20 pins with pin 16 of terminal of 16 pins and join pin 9 of terminal 16 pins with pin 15 of terminal 16 pins with pin 9 of terminal 16 pins. connect this for about 30 seconds

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Are you sure about this way. I tried it but fails.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

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    Brian Grebert Aug 03, 2014

    Yep. tried it too but no good. Perhasp a further issue.

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