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Q: How do I use four-wheel-down towing?

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How do I use four-wheel-down towing?

A: If your truck is four wheel drive, it is eq...

If your truck is four wheel drive, it is equipped for four-wheel-down towing. This feature allows you to tow the truck behind another vehicle.

  1. Connect the vehicle to the tow vehicle. Put the ignition in the on position.

  2. Hold the brake pedal.

  3. Put the 4WD into 2H.

  4. Put the transmission in neutral.

  5. Rotate the 4WD switch from 2H to 4L and back to 2H five times within seven seconds.

  6. While still in neutral, the ignition as far toward the off position as it will go.

  7. Release the brake.

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