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15 amp fuse for tail lights inst. pannel and o/drive blows

Transmission has no 3rd gear or over drive and will not down shift. could these problems be related?

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  • manskej Dec 28, 2008

    The fuse is for the running lights , inst. lights and over drive switch.
    It blow's when I turn on lights.
    Also the CD4E transaxel only has reverse, 1st & 2nd gear. no 3rd or O/D and will not down shift. could they be related? If so what should I look for? I did replace the trans. with a used one and did not have any issues with the change out, and as far as I know it had worked prior.
    Thx. in advanced for any help you might be able to send my way.


  • manskej Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks, that is great info. and advise. I hope it is just a short that I can find.
    Thx. again


  • ricky horwood
    ricky horwood May 11, 2010

    hey there
    now i don't know what is wrong with your fuse cause you have put it as a header and it is to long all i can see is "15 amp fuse for tail lights"
    please let me know what is wrong and i will try to help the best i can
    thank you
    ricko

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If it has reverse and second only it is in limp mode, something has gone wrong to cause it to do this. Sometimes you can disconnect battery and it will reset, but as soon as the problems happens again it will go back into that mode. Bad internal solenoid on transmission, slipping clutches, no power to transmission computer ie blown fuse, fauty tansmission computer. Try having some one pull the codes, if they can't it is a blown fuse or bad transmission computer. Hope this helps

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