How to Engage the 4WD in a Chevy Tahoe

by Leonardo R. Grabkowski
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Some Chevrolet Tahoe trim packages come with 4WD (four-wheel drive). If your Tahoe has this feature, you can easily engage the four-wheel drive mode. On older vehicles, this was often a pain; however, on the Tahoe, the 4WD shifter has been replaced by a simple dial. There are two versions of four-wheel drive in the Tahoe--4WD Low and 4WD High.

Step 1

Crank your Tahoe's engine. Shift your Tahoe into "Neutral." Release your foot from the brake pedal. You should begin coasting slowly.

Step 2

Turn the 4WD dial to "4 Down." This is four-wheel drive "Low" mode. "Down" is displayed on the dial by a downward-facing arrow.

Step 3

Inspect your odometer. You should see a flashing symbol that shows "Four-Wheel Drive Low."

Step 4

Wait for the symbol to stop blinking. It should remain steady. Shift the gear selector back into "Drive" to begin driving in 4WD.

Step 5

Return the gear selector back to "Neutral" when you are ready to shift back into two-wheel drive. Allow the Tahoe to coast slowly. Turn the dial to "2." When the light stops blinking, shift back into "Drive."

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