Uummm your not trying to shift in or out of anything on the fly are you? Thats a no noI did what you mentioned and it indeed speed up the process. On the fly though it wasn't the best idea especially right when im heading towards the marsh haha. For a second I thought I had messed something up.
Like others have said it is normal. I have experienced the same as you. Shifting into 4wd has been unremarkable, however after stopping, shifting into diff lock it takes about one minute for it to indicate locked on the instrument panel. When shifting into diff lock the lock time is closer to 30 seconds when placing into low gear or reverse and moving slow in either gear. Hope this improves as all the mechanical parts have a time to wear in some.Went Caribou hunting last weekend anf never used 4x4 or difflock until that weekend. When I switched to or from diff lock and the light is flashing red it bogs and has some hesitation when you give it gas. Anyone else have that issue?