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I see this is your first forum post, so welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

The fuse is NOT removed, but is installed! The fuse acts like a "switch" to enable FWD ► fuse installed or disable FWD & enable AWD ► fuse removed.

From the Owner's Manual: :wink:
All AWD AT models - Before driving your vehicle with the temporary spare tire, put a spare fuse inside the FWD connector in the main fuse box located in the engine compartment and confirm that the Front-wheel drive warning light "AWD" in the combination meter comes on. The all wheel drive capability of the vehicle has now deactivated. After re-installing the conventional tire, remove the spare fuse from the FWD connector in order to reactivate all wheel drive.
Bobby...


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Bruce,

The instructions I posted are from my '07 owner's manual, which comes compact spare. I also looked in our '03 owner's manual, which comes with a full size spare & there are no instructions for disabling AWD. However, the image I posted is from the '03 owner's manual. :icon_eek:

As I read it, for AT transmission:

• Compact spare use = must disable AWD.
• Full size spare use = not required to disable AWD.

Bobby...

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