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89 Camry A/T Overdive Repair

I bought an 89 Camry and I'm wondering how to fix the overdrive switch. The manual doesn't tell me anything. The o/d button will not stay pressed in and there is no o/d indicator light coming on or off. It just doesn't seem to work and seems stuck off as i really can't get past 3rd gear. I couldn't see anything myself but is there a fuse or relay i'm missing? I tried to pull the shift knob off to see if I could fix the button but it didn't wanna come all the way off and I didn't want to break it or anything. A little help please..

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Its right above the fuse box. You need to remove the plastic kick panel to see them

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That solenoid is inside the trans. The fact you were towing something heavy had nothing to do with the failure. You need to take it to a shop that can check the cvi's(clutch volume index) & some other critical components.

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