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94 940 volvo pops out of od without touching the button

I checked out the button located on the shifter and this is ok

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Hi, the OD relay behind the fuse panel may be loose or have failing solder joints. The OD relay is the white relay about 1 1/2" tall on the right side of the block. Try removing it and cleaning the contact and plugging it back in. That is all it took to fix my OD problem. Otherwise a solder joint is probably failing and the relay joints inside can be reheated or a new relay installed.

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Could be groung short,,,check gnd from batt neg to chassis grn and ...check alternator gnd ...check alternator belt tension.....tighten if loose check voltage at switch.....switch needs 12 volts from battery and if is not getting correct nvoltage from alternator may be acting faulty....

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since both the manual and aotomatic trrans have OD which do you have/ f it is a auto trans then this light is on to indicate a problem in the OD control circuit, most likely the solenoid for OD.

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Does anyone know what the orange arrow light means on the instrument panel of an older volvo sedan?

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