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what size fuse to use to disengage awd

hi, i need to disengage the AWD for some testing but I'm not sure what size fuse to use to disengage it? Didn't see it in the manual. Thanks, Steve

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I didn't think you could disengage the AWD with just a fuse.
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15 amp if I remember right, there should be a spare in the fuse cover lid.

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Flip the FWD cap off the plug on the passenger side shock tower and insert the fuse.

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15 amp is correct... although the even the owners manual doesn't really specify.


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15 amp is correct... although the even the owners manual doesn't really specify.

Yeah, I'm surprised they don't specify the amperage required in the manual

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Pretty sure it's indicated on the lid map

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Is there any driving benefit to this - better mileage?

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Nope. Same mpg because the driveshaft etc. still turns.

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The only reason you should put the fuse in (and automatics only have this feature) is when you have a flat and need to use a different sized temp spare. It saves the diffs from damage. It's strictly for temporary usage. There is no benefit MPG wise from all the reading I've seen.

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The only reason you should put the fuse in (and automatics only have this feature) is when you have a flat and need to use a different sized temp spare. It saves the diffs from damage. It's strictly for temporary usage. There is no benefit MPG wise from all the reading I've seen.
Also, especially with the XT, it's incredibly scary driving in FWD.

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Also, especially with the XT, it's incredibly scary driving in FWD.
Indeed... I tried to be careful and still spun the tires everywhere I went!

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