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Overdrive engagement: I have a 2004 4.7 Tundra SR5 with 90k miles. Recently, my overdrive switch on the column began to malfunction keeping the trans out of OD. The switch on the column now is not functioning at all. Sometimes, by placing the trans back in park and then back into drive corrects the problem. Less and less this continued to work however, seems I can fool the computer by turning the motor off, then on again and the OD light turns off and the trans functions normally or so it seems. Is this a sensor problem? Any ideas?

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  • keith_lyerly Nov 26, 2008

    I wanted to thank "pkthoege" for their insight. I took my truck to two different garages. The first said my overdrive was going out and would need overhaul (He's seen this before) The second, echoed what I was told here. Wires in the column grazing each other. Total cost? $80.00

    From now on, I come to this forum first.....Thanks a bundle!

  • rram42 Nov 30, 2008

    I have the same truck and my overdrive shut off switch in my shift lever does not work at all. Kind of a pain if pulling a heavy load. Any suggestions?

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I've seen this before.....check the switch harness where it makes the bend from the gear selector down the column....its part of the O.D. switch...you might have to pull the knee bolster (panel) I think the wires break from movement of the shifter

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