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Broken and missing button for Overdrive switch

Switch housing is broken for overdrive button and button is missing.

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  • dinky255 Apr 20, 2009

    my overdrive lights keeps flashing, it hits the first 2 gears but won't shift to the next gear



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Did you try replacing the housing and button? There could be a reason why that is, perhaps the overdrive has or had an issue from prior owner because of the transmission having problems. If your not comfortable with replacing the housing and button, get a few qoutes from a reputable shop, then decide if it is worth it.

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