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How do I replace the overdrive button in an *9 nissan maxima?

89 nissan maxima... starts in second.. engages in and out of overdrive on it's own... will not downshift.... some days runs fine....

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Sounds like the shifter cable

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My o/d light comes on at start-up but when I start driving and I press the button it doesn't light up or engage. 1999 nissan maxima GXE

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I just bought a 96 Nissan maxima with a new engine. Drives great, I noticed the overdrive button was on, seeing that I usually only rive around town I turned it off, now the car doesn'

to start with does turning the od button on allow it to start
if it does leave it at that because it will not get to over drive unless throttle settings and road speed are right
the problem with used cars is that previous owners change things and don't pass on the changes so it may have been tampered with
you could always take it to an accredited auto electrician to have the circuit checked out for changes

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1999 Nissan Maxima Auromatic Transmission 4th gear electronic overdrive intermittantly slips.

could be a solenoid
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and drop that in

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Where is the overdrive button on a 1995 nissan maxima

It's the small button on the left side of your sifter.

May 04, 2011 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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I have a 1995 Maxima. For in town driving is the overdrive to be on or off?

this is really not a problem, overdrive will only be used if car speed is up to speed for it to engage and that is how its designed. If you pull a trailer or if you are in a hilly area and your car keeps shifting in and out of overdrive you should turn off untill more flater terrain, otherwise it doesn't hurt your vehicle.

Feb 04, 2011 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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When am I supposed to engage the overdrive. I have it on all the time, will that damage the auto.

leave the overdrive on all the time.will not damage anything
unless towing a trailer or similar, or driving in steep hilly and winding roads that cause the overdrive to change in and out

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Overdrive light and airbag/abs lights flashing

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I have a 1989 Nissan Maxima and it won't start just turns over we have replaced the fuel pump and the ECM and still won't start any suggestions

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