Normally the overdrive is allowed , so the overdrive OFF light does not light up When the overdrive is switched off , the overdrive OFF light will light up to let you know that the overdrive has been switched off
Overdrive is the normally allowed position so you don't see the light on If you turn OFF the overdrive , the overdrive off light will light up or if there is a problem the overdrive off light will flash
No. Overdrive should be turned off when towing any trailer.
Overdrive allowed is the normal position
it should be off
keep the overdrive shaft button pressed, there is a panel light called "O/D" that should light indicating the overdrive is OFF. In that case make sure the light is OFF which means overdrive is ON.
Take it in. There is either a problem with your transmission or with the overdrive switch itself. Overdrive switch should be a lot cheaper to fix. I'm assuming the light not only goes on, but the overdrive physically turns off as well when the light is on.
Overdrive is the normally allowed position , but it won't shift into overdrive until the speed is faster such as on the highway / freeway
On a 1998 Ford Explorer, Overdrive Band Failed Off means that the vehicle did not shift into Overdrive properly. The band for this gear should be serviced soon.
If "OD Off" is lit, then your overdrive is off.
If you want the overdrive to be on, the light should be off on the dash. The picture on the button has the D in a circle with a line through it, just like a sign that says means "no smoking" & has the cigarette. Overdrive is always on when you start the vehicle.
The overdrive is "ON" when the light is "OFF". Notice the light for the overdrive has a slash through it.
The car is normally in overdrive. When you press the button the left side of the gear shift then there should be a light on your dashboard should come on saying o/d OFF.
For everyday use leave overdrive ON. When/if you tow a trailer, turn overdrive OFF.
NO, leave the overdrive on. Only turn it off when pulling a heavy load or in a mountainous area. Overdrive improves your fuel economy.
*Turn off Overdrive when Towing. (Trailer, Boat, etc.) *Overdrive is a transmission gear with a ratio below 1:1, which improves fuel economy by reducing engine revolutions per minute at highway speeds.
Turns the Overdrive on and off. Used for towing because you should never tow with the transmission in overdrive.
Your overdrive light could be faulty. You should check your fused and replace the one associated with the overdraft button.
For the most part on, unless you are towing.
In simple terms, overdrive is the final/cruising gear. It reduces the power output by lowering the gear ratio. The overdrive mechanism increases fuel efficiency, and saves strain on the transmission and the drive train. When the vehicle is started the overdrive is always on, but it can be turned off by a switch button, which is often located on the shifter. Turning the overdrive off will prevent the vehicle from shifting into the overdrive when traveling at the speed of around 40 MPH. It is recommended that the overdrive is constantly on under normal driving conditions. It should be turned off when, for example, hauling heavy loads or going up a long gradual incline.
The car is normally in overdrive. When you press the button the left side of the gear shift, a light on your dashboard should come on saying O/D OFF.
Overdrive ON is the normal position But if you are towing something or driving in hilly country where the transmission is constantly shifting from overdrive to drive , then you want to switch the overdrive off
If the light says off then your overdrive is turned off, push the button again and the light will turn off and overdrive will be on again.
bad fuse or bad switch
The overdrive should be switched off when you want to avoid unneccessary shifting. If you are driving on a hilly road, the vehicle will shift out of overdrive going uphill to maintain speed while pulling the vehicles weight up the hill, and shift into overdrive going down the hill to save fuel when additional engine power is not needed. When towing with an automatic transmission, the vehicle may tend to repeatedly shift in and out of overdrive due to the added weight. In scenerios such as these, you should turn off the overdrive to avoid the unneccesary shifting which puts more wear and tear on the transmission.