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Ranger Newbie with 4x4 Issues, need help

I recently bought a 99 Ford Ranger 4.0 5 speed 4x4. when I bought the truck the 4wd worked fine. last week I tried to engage the 4wd and got nothing and the 4x4 high and 4x4 low lights on the dash started flashing. I replaced the shift motor on the transfer case, the 4x4 module underneath the dash and the switch in the cab and still have no 4wd. When I turn the switch to engage 4wd nothing happens. I have tested the shift motor and it does work. What else might it be? Thanks for the help
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When the lights were flashing, did they flash a few times and then go solid, or did they continuously flash? When my airbags went off, my air bag light flashed 1 time, then 3 times, repeated, then stayed solid after that. I researched that 1, 3 code and found what my problem was. You might be able to do the same for your 4x4 issue.
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the lights both flash 6 times then will stop, then will flash 6 times...this is constant, the lights never come on solid. I'll try to do a little research and see. Thanks!
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Did a little reading, I found the #26 10 amp fuse blown, tried to replace it but it keeps blowing.
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Sounds like something is shorting out. Check the wires at the transfer case and in the dash for rubbing
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Checked the wiring on the switch and the t-case motor, everything looks good. Unplugged the switch and the motor and the fuse still keeps blowing.
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seems the module behind the radio might be part of the problem, with this connector unplugged the fuse does not blow.
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Well I feel pretty stupid but I figured out the problem. It seems as if the dome light was actually shorting out the circuit, unplugged it and all is well with the 4wd now. Luckily I am only out about $100 from the parts I bought. Thanks for the help!
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Glad that you got it solved pretty cheap. What did you do with your dome light to keep it from shorting out the circuit?
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If it was your dome light that module you see pictured above also controls that. The module could possibly be going.
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