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I'm trying to remove the differential lock position switch but I can't get a combination wrench on it (not enough clearance.)

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disconect the wire father up and just leave it? or get a shorter wrench.


I don't think you are understanding the problem. I'll try to explain it better.

The wrench length is not the problem, it is the clearance around the switch. That's why I tried to show a good picture of it

I have tried disconnecting it at the harness but the closed end of the wrench will not fit over the plug.

I am trying to remove the switch to fully understand what exactly the problem is. As far as I can tell, the switch is bad, in witch case it would need to be replaced. If the switch isn't totally bad I don't really want to cut the wires.

There has to be a way to get it off. How did they get it in there? ...maybe a special tool, I hope not. I guess if it really came down to it I could probably try to make my own special tool out of a normal wrench.

I just thought somebody might have a little trick or know of a tool that might work.
 

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its not the same size as a spark plug/O2 sensor is it?
It might be. I don't remember. I think it was 19mm. Why does that matter?
 

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I don't think you are understanding the problem. I'll try to explain it better.

The wrench length is not the problem, it is the clearance around the switch. That's why I tried to show a good picture of it

I have tried disconnecting it at the harness but the closed end of the wrench will not fit over the plug.

I am trying to remove the switch to fully understand what exactly the problem is. As far as I can tell, the switch is bad, in witch case it would need to be replaced. If the switch isn't totally bad I don't really want to cut the wires.

There has to be a way to get it off. How did they get it in there? ...maybe a special tool, I hope not. I guess if it really came down to it I could probably try to make my own special tool out of a normal wrench.

I just thought somebody might have a little trick or know of a tool that might work.
Before you try to pull it out, test it. You may need a lab scope to do it but it's the easiest way. What problem are you having?
 

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http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f23/cant-get-solid-diff-lock-light-54894/


Above is the thread where I was trying to figure out the problem. I'm pretty sure I have it figured out already. You know how it is though, I want to get my hands on it to play with it and see exactly what is wrong... bad electrical guts (unlikely I guess) or broken tip (I don't know how it would have broken though.)
 

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Vice Grips. Lock it down on that ***** and crank.
 

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It might be. I don't remember. I think it was 19mm. Why does that matter?
because if its the same size as an O2 sensor you can use an O2 sensor socket to get it off. then have a split in them for the wire to go into.


 

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I was thinking I would probably have to make my own tool. The O2 sensor socket is a good idea. It isn't the right size though. I just picked up a 19mm deep socket. It has pretty thin walls so it should probably fit after I grind a slot out of it for the wire.
 
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