This happened to wifey today, it was evident from her description that diff lock was engaged but the button wouldn't release. A quick read through the manual didn't warn of any impending doom should she drive home (five turns total), and didn't even list a top speed for low gear
so I told her to come on home. While she was in transit I found this thread and lo'n'behold a quick reverse down the drive (after pushing the button to make it flash
) cured the issue. Thanks CL!
Originally Posted by sprocket
That's exactly what I meant. I must have hit it by accident Sunday when plugging in my phone charger. I was towing my boat and all of a sudden I saw the VSC Off light and the 4x4 light as shown on P1 of this thread.
Common logic would suggest that turns on dry pavement would bind the drivetrain power up causing wheel spin (if possible) or some damage..... not sure how the tackle has advanced since the days when I actually went off roading with zeal, but I'd imagine wifey did 'some' damage on her way home, but weighing the risk I took the chance. Time will tell.