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Old 12-26-2010, 07:48 AM
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tow/haul switch not working

i recently bought a 2008 6.4L. i noticed that the tow/haul light does not come on when i hit the button. i have read that the shift lever is probably the culprit, but i dont want to break anything trying to replace it. could someone tell me if this is the problem or any other ideas of how to fix it. and if it is the problem how to remove and replace.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:51 AM
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OK i did a little more investigation, it seems to be a chaffed wire because i can get it into tow/haul if i pull the shift lever back. how do i take the steering column apart to trace the wires. i took the three bolts out of the bottom of the column, but was not sure if it just pulls apart (top/bottom) or is there another bolt or something.
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Just give it a yank top or bottom and they will come apart in the middle in 2.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:51 AM
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having problems with my tow haul also---was it hard to fix the wire thanks gary944
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Mine quit a while ago. Was wondering the same thing. Or where can I find a schematic to find a wire to put a regular switch on?
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:07 AM
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I have to have the truck in PARK, then hit the button for tow/haul.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:15 PM
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I know this is kind of an old thread, but I was wondering if any of you guys that have posted had found good solutions to your tow/haul woes? The first few months that I owned my 2008 SD the light would come on some of the time, mostly only if I was in park when I pushed the button. Now it won't come on at all, and I have never felt the transmission shift different even when the light was on. I was expecting the tranny to hold onto each gear a little longer when in tow haul mode, and maybe shift a little firmer?

Please post any luck you all have had with fixing your wiring, or any other fix you have had.....THANKS!
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