The "Flat towing" or "Neutral Tow Kit" requires a software change to computer, Ford Dealers can do this.
It adds the ability to shift transfer case to Neutral, this prevents transmission from spinning when vehicle is being towed.
The software senses the input I posted above, foot on brake, key turned 1 click, (engine off)shift trans to Neutral.
The new software then flashes newly added Neutral light, moves transfer case shift motor to Neutral position, position is confirmed by steady neutral light.
I would imagine that the shift motor was acting up, this is a common issue with the electric shift Rangers, running it "thru the gears" got the shift motor brushes cleaned up(the common problem) and motor was free to shift to Neutral again.
The backing up part disengages the front Auto Hubs
Glad you got it working
Last edited by RonD; 03-23-2014 at 10:28 AM.