1997 K3500 4x4 stuck in the mud!

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    I'm new to the 4x4 world, and today after going to ranch and getting stuck was not fun! I'm determined to not have this happen to me again! I bought the truck two weeks ago and today I tried putting in in 4L nothing happen. It's manual on the floor with I assume it's auto locking hubs. When placed in either 4h or 4L the lights on the floor did not light up on the front axle!

    1. I checked fuse in door and checked good. Placed a new just be sure

    2. Checked fluid level was a little low but overall ok. (what king of fluid should I use in the front axle)

    3. ?

    This is where I'm lost. Could use any advice. I would appreciate the help! Tomorrow I'm off and would be a good day for me to work on it!

    Thanks,
     
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    Bump, thanks
     
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    Thanks, I just need help locating the Ball switch and transfer case switch.
     
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    Alternative Discussion: 4X4 Wiring

    This one too talks about a time delay relay to engage 4x4 its under the hood, might see if you have something close to it. I just googled your truck 97 k3500 won't engage 4x4 and found these links.
     
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    After tomorrow I'll replace to actuator and then let you know! Cross your fingers for me
     
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    Before you replace it talk boards say take it off, engage 4x4 and see if it moves to make sure its bad before replacing.
     
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    I just remove it, keep it plugged in and have someone put the truck in neutral and switch it from 2h to 4l??
     
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