Jeep Wrangler 2018-2024 Owners Manual / STARTING AND OPERATING / FOUR–WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION / Axle Lock (Tru-Lok) Front And Rear — If Equipped

Jeep Wrangler: FOUR–WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION / Axle Lock (Tru-Lok) Front And Rear — If Equipped

The AXLE LOCK switch is located on the instrument panel (to the right of the steering column).

Jeep Wrangler. Axle Lock (Tru-Lok) Front And Rear — If Equipped

Axle Lock Switch Panel

This feature will only activate when the following conditions are met:

  • Ignition in RUN position, vehicle in 4WD Low.
  • Vehicle speed should be 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
  • Both right and left wheels on axle are at the same speed.

To activate the system, push the AXLE LOCK switch down to lock the rear axle only (the “REAR ONLY” will illuminate), push the switch up to lock the front axle and rear axle (the “FRONT + REAR” will illuminate). When the rear axle is locked, pushing the bottom of switch again will lock or unlock the front axle.


The indicator lights will flash until the axles are fully locked or unlocked.

To unlock the axles, push the AXLE LOCK OFF button.

Axle lock will disengage if the vehicle is taken out of 4WD Low, or the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position.

The axle lock disengages at speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h), and will automatically re-lock once vehicle speed is less than 10 mph (16 km/h).

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    To Unlock From The Driver or Passenger Side

    With a valid Passive Entry key fob within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the door handle, grab the handle to unlock the vehicle. Grabbing the driver’s door handle will unlock the driver door automatically. Grabbing the passenger door handle will unlock all doors and the swing gate automatically.

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    Grab The Door Handle To Unlock

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