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1984 Volvo dl 244 will not go in overdrive?

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Assuming you have the rather peculiar electronic overdrive box connected to a manual transmission, the first place I would look would be the overdrive button switch located inside the gearshift knob. The knob can be removed by pulling straight off, firmly but carefully. There are 2 wires running up inside the gear lever shaft that connect to the switch. If one of these has come loose the shifter will not work. A more difficult problem is if the wires have broken somewhere inside the gear lever. That involves removing the lever and tracing the wires, not something to try unless you're at least moderatly inclined mechanically. As you may have guessed, I faced both of these problems with my 240!

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