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"DIFF LOCK" light always stays on...

This just started happening today... I was driving down the road, like always, in 2WD, when my DIFF LOCK light pops on. So out of curiousity, I flip the E-LOCK switch, and now my DIFF LOCK light is on (not blinking), along with my ABS and my SLIP light. Well this would lead me to believe that my differential was locked... but it wasn't. Not to mention i wasn't in 4LO, and I was moving at about 35MPH. Then later on while I was driving, the ABS and SLIP lights came on, and the DIFF LOCK light went off...with the E-LOCK switch in the OFF position. Any ideas?

Looks like I might be heading to the dealership tomorrow...

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Did the ABS,SLIP, and Diff. lock light come on the same time?

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try unhooking the battery for a few minutes and it might reset
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A failure in the lock system will turn those lights on. I'd get the computer downloaded and checked while it's under waranty.
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Originally Posted by mike
Did the ABS,SLIP, and Diff. lock light come on the same time?
yeah, all three at the same time.

I came home and tested to make sure it would still go into 4LO and that the diff would still lock... Put it in nuetral to get it to 4LO, went right in... flipped the switch for the locker and the DIFF LOCK light flashed, then stopped flashing once it engaged, and the ABS light came on, just like it's supposed to. Then when I flipped the E-LOCK switch to the OFF position, the DIFF LOCK light flickered on and off. Even when driving in 2WD, the DIFF LOCK light stays on all the time. Then if i flip the E-LOCK switch to on, all 3 lights come on. But then sometimes when driving, the DIFF LOCK light turns off, and the ABS and SLIP lights come on. This sucks.

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Good luck w/ the dealer. Tell em you don't feel safe driving the truck like that and you need a rental/loaner.

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