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Need a schematic for OD relay/switch 95 volvo 940

95 volvo 940, 130k, OD switch seems not working. OD light never comes on. Transmission sometimes does not switch into OD.

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I had the same problem but it was my overdrive solenoid that had become sometimey about going into overdrive. I bought an over-drive bypass plate from IPD ( and had it installed. It fixed my problem for only $40! I drive a 91 940 Turbo.

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Behind your ashtray and fuse cover there are relays, there is a relay that is for you overdrive this needs to be replaced and your problem will go away. The relay is marked with the letter " I ".

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Check speesensor at transmission.Have somebody scan it.

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The overdrive quit working in my 2000 volvo s40. All other gears work right and shift smoothly. When driving on the highway, if i let off the gas to coast, it seems to kick into overdrive, but any...

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