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I noticed tonight that the OD light -whatever that is-was on and said it was off I believe. What the heck is that and what does it mean?

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  • ncviking25 Jun 07, 2010

    I don't know how or why my OD light came on my 1999 Toyota Corolla tonight. I don't ever use it that I'm aware of; I don't pull trailers or anything. Could I go to work without damaging my car tomorrow until I can get to a dealer Tuesday morning?

  • ncviking25 Jun 07, 2010

    Thanks for your help.
    Tom

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The od light lets you know that you are in over drive. You use that on the highway not on city streets. If the light was on that means that you were in over drive.

What do you mean said that it was off though. If the light is on then you pushed the button on the shifter. Look in the manual it will explain it.

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  • ncviking25 Jun 07, 2010

    I've misplaced my manual, so I don't know how to correct the problem. I don't remember pushing the button in. Is that what the problem is: my pushing the button in? How do I correct it?

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    Jyackle5 Jun 07, 2010

    Yes it is safe to drive the car with the over drive engaged or the light on. It will not hurt the car.

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    Jyackle5 Jun 07, 2010

    Let me see if I can find you a manual on the net.

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    Jyackle5 Jun 07, 2010

    on the side of the gear shifter wher your thumd should rest is the button for the over drive. Start the car and push it to see if the light will go off for you.

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    Jyackle5 Jun 07, 2010

    Here is a picture of the OD switch.








    You can download the manual on the link below. It will take some time though about 10 mins. click on the download from Manuals.ws page 89



    http://www.manuals.ws/files/get/id/17666...



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It is the OverDrive light indicating that you have temporarily disabled the overdrive capability. Typically the only time you don't want a car to go into overdrive, which saves fuel, is when you are pulling a trailer. J.

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  • ncviking25 Jun 07, 2010

    I thought it might have something to do with the overdrive, but I don't pull anything. I have to be at work at 8. Will my car be damaged If I drive with it off or can it wait for me to get to the dealership Tuesday morning, or can I fix it?

  • ncviking25 Jun 07, 2010

    Can this problem wait to be fixed Tuesday morning? I drive 46 miles round trip to work everyday, and tomorrow I have to go in early? Or is this too dangerous to do this?

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