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I have a 2000 mercury viillager and the overdrive won't engage when the button is pushed. No light on the dash as well.

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When the O/D light is on, it means you are turoning the O/D OFF.

WHne the O/D light is off, it means O/D will engage.

If you think it is not going into O/D, check the switch.
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Transmission Control Switch —Overdrive Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  1. Remove the lower steering column shroud.
    • Remove the steering column shroud screws.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the overdrive switch wiring clip.
  1. Remove the snap ring from the gearshift lever.
    • Remove the overdrive switch.

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