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1992 Volvo 240 Overdrive with a mind of its own

My 1992 Volvo 240 overdrive has developed a mind of its own. It will decide to engage even without me pushing the buttonon the shifter. Why?

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    In 4th gear, trans. tried to get overdrive without pushing the botom or gas pedal.I allready change the trans filter,an add a trans additive,but it still doing the same.I also clean the fuse as you recomend.I need to now if there is a relay or sensor that controls this function on trans.?



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When driving overdrive kicks in sometimes it will go off

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My volvo was doing this it turned out to be a bad fuse connection clean the fuse see if it helps

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There is an overdrive relay on the right side of the radio. You can access it by removing the glove box. When mine did that I gave the dash a thump just to right of the radio and it would go off. I replaced the relay and no more problems.

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Do all 1991 240 automatic Volvos have Overdrive and what is overdrive used for?


All the ones I have come across have it. Basically it allows gearbox and engine to sync for greater fuel economy when you are not 'town driving' I.e doing more than 25 MPH. I've always left my overdrive engaged as you usually get better fuel economy. To try, take it onto a long open road, engage overdrive and bring her up to speed. Then turn off overdrive and watch your fuel gauge. You can pretty much see it drop.

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1991 Volvo 240 has problem with automatic transmission not being able to shift to higher gear. Previously, orange overdrive arrow would stick or flash, and overdrive would intermittently engage and...


What is happening is the tranny is going. They can try to replace the selenoid, but really, you need a rebuild. Whomever charged you to remove the light, probably messed things up more. Volvo's typically lose overdrive before losing all the other gears. It is time for a rebuild. Go to a reputable tranny shop who knows volvos.

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Won't shift into overdrive when button pushed


check gearbox oil level remove gear lever switch check feed to switch with meter or test lamp no feed check fuse if ok put 2 wires together car in 4th gear ignition on should hear click from overdrive solenoied if ok fit new switch if not check wires from lever to gearbox for breaks think you might find problem here if not check inhibitor switch and then solenoid hope this helps you

Dec 09, 2009 | 1992 Volvo 240

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Where is overdrive relay on 1992 940


You can find it behind the fuse box. To access the relays. Remove the plastic cover on the cigarette lighter socket, remove the screw, and remove the ash tray to gain access to the fuses and panel whit the lighter socket. The relay is marked number 123 or 136, found all the way to the right second row.

Jun 22, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

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Where is overdrive relay located on 1992 volvo 240


Remove the right kick pannel(glove box side) of the center console. The relay is attached to the firewall side of console metal sopport frame, about even with the blower switch.

Jun 12, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

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1991 Volvo 240 Overdrive arrow will not go off


You need to replace the overdrive relay located inside the center cosole on the right side about even with the blower switch.

Jun 06, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

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1992 volvo 240 gl auto-transmission upshift`s through 3`d gear,


Check your fuses,then replace the overdrive relay,if not this,they sale an bypass plate from IPB,for about 40 bucks,very easy to install.

Apr 02, 2009 | 1992 Volvo 240

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1991 Volvo 240 overdrive goes on and off while driving


This sound like the overdrive relay. try to reset the relay. It looks like this one. I am in no way affiliated with the site my brother had the same problem with his Volvo

Mar 28, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

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1992 volvo 240 keeps blowing overdrive fuses


More likely that the solenoid in the transmission is shorted to ground. Has any new electronic equipment been installed recently, like stereo, alarm, etc?

Feb 10, 2009 | 1991 Volvo 240

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1992 volvo 240


The service light is a reminder for you to have the car serviced, it can be reset, and it will come on again in 5,000 miles or so.

The overdrive light may be caused by the wiring to the overdrive solenoid on the transmission, or the relay. Just be sure the wiring is ok before replacing the relay, or you can damage the new relay.

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