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I was testing the rear locker the other day and had a heck of a time with it engaging. It literally took 2-5 minutes.
I believe I was following correct procedures: shift to neutral, foot on brake, shift to 4 lo, moved foward a few feet after 4 lo engagement, neutral again, foot on the brake, and then hit the locker switch and wait. And wait..
Light flashes , and it does finally engage, but the time appears to be extraordinarily long.
I have tried it with a cold and warm outside temps (10 and 40 degrees) and both times with the vehicle warmed up.
Normal or a dealer fix?
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You can engage the locker at the same time as 4LO, you just have to put it in 4LO first. Moving helps the locker engage, so if you flip the switch and just sit there, I would be shocked that it actually engages at all.
 

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Yep. Follow the engagement procedures. Move forward ever so slightly and it will synchronize. On rare occasions, I've had it lock while I was still in neutral. I know it's a bit of a dance but you'll get the hang of it after a while. Actually, I have a harder time getting it to disengage but it's still no big deal. Just take it slow.
 

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Thanks guys, I'll give it a shot the way you described.
For some reason, I had it in my head that I had to wait for it to engage before moving. And of course the manual is such a big help in this...
 

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Try steering a bit to the left or right while moving, it will help the locker mesh by turn the rear wheels at slightly different speeds.
I owned a Jeep Rubicon and found that method would help the lockers engage quicker.

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Worked much better today by using the method above.
Now if it would just disengage as easily.
Ah no big deal: all these new fangled electronics take a while to get use to.
And I'll try turning the wheel to see if that helps.
 

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honestly, for me it seems like it engages/disengages quicker the more i use it, as if it were 'breaking in'
 
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