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How to Put a Lexus GX470 into 4-Wheel Drive

by Nick Miles

First released in 2003, the Lexus GX470 is a mid-size SUV from the Japanese luxury manufacturer. The vehicle features a 4.7-liter V-8 and four-wheel-drive drivetrain to compete with the BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Range Rover. The four-wheel-drive system features a control lever than can vary the car between neutral, normal and low drivetrain settings for maximum on-road and off-road driving efficiency.


Place the vehicle in park, or put the gear into neutral.


Move the four-wheel drive control lever, which is found to the right of the gear shift lever, into “H” for normal driving. This will deliver power to all four wheels at a high-speed setting, ideal for normal city and highway driving.


Move the four-wheel drive control lever into “L” for off-road driving. This places the drivetrain into a low-speed setting, giving the vehicle maximum four-wheel drive traction for climbing and descending hills and driving on loose surfaces, such as dirt or mud.

About the Author

Nick Miles has been writing since 2006, with articles appearing on the sci-fi and horror website FanCrush Networks. Miles holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and electronic arts from California State University, Long Beach.

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