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Old 01-31-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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cant shut overdrive off

hi everyone im new here names jeremy from pa i just bought a 2001 se 4dr 2.0 zetec auto 139000 miles for my gf over the weekend. ive searched for the last couple days trying to figure some things out. rear windows dont work needs regulators not biggie had vibration changed pass motor mount fixed that no more vibration. but what i cant figure out now is i cant shut my overdrive off the button does nothing just clicks i know the light works it flashes when you start the car but while driving and pushing button nothing happens no light on dash doesnt shift out of overdrive nothing. can someone try to guide me in the right direction as how to get overdrive to shut off. i know this is kinda odd since most ppl want it to work but i would like to be able to shut it off when not on highway. thanks in advance hope someone around here can help im looking forward to seeing what you guys have to say jeremy


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Old 01-31-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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You may want to lift the center console to see if it's still plugged in. There is a tiny plug underneath. If any work had been done before, it's very easy to knock loose. You won't have to take the shifter out, but you'll have to find the plug.
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cool thanks ill take a look at that tonight when i drive it to work. any other ideas if thats not what the problem is. could the switch itself be bad? if so how hard is that to change. ill keep you posted on what i figure out
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:00 AM   #4
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I have the same exact problem with my Overdrive.
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Im going to check the plug tonight at work ill let u know if its the problem or not.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Checked the plug tonight it was unplugged now od shuts off thanks for the help
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What is the procedure to reconnect that OD switch wire? Do you need to pull the shifter assembly out in order to do so?
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You may want to lift the center console to see if it's still plugged in. There is a tiny plug underneath. If any work had been done before, it's very easy to knock loose. You won't have to take the shifter out, but you'll have to find the plug.


What is the procedure to reconnect that OD switch wire? Do you need to pull out the entire shifter assembly in order to do so?
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Nope. Lift the front of the center console. Remove screws under the cupholders. Remove the screws holding the armrest. Pull the ebrake all the way up. Then lift high enouth for access. It will be on the lower passenger side. You may have to looknfor it a bit. It's been quite a while since I fixed mine. I think I remembered all the steps correctly.
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Thanks Terry, I'll take a look. So if I understand correctly, I take it that you feed that wire into the metal shaft of the assembly that holds the shifting rod (pictured 2 posts above). then out an opening of that metal shaft and into its connector that you say is visible on the passenger side of the assembly?
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