It means that you have a fault in the transmission's electronic control system. A constantly blinking light means an active fault that is ongoing. You need to hook up a scanner to read the code, or disconnect and reconnect the battery to see if it will reset. but more then likely its a speed sensor plug vary common problem
When the overdrive light blinks that means a malfunction has been detected - get it checked out
my check engine light stays on and the o/d light blinks....what could this mean?
OD means Overdrive. The light is on because you have disengaged the Overdrive. The button is on the shift lever on the side. Push that button to engage the overdrive.
A malfunction has been detected
The transmission has set a code and you need to get it checked.
The overdrive light blinks when the computer senses a transmission problem. (IE. Torque Converter failure) The reason it feels like it downshifts is due to the computer putting the transmission into a fail-safe mode to reduce further transmission damage.
overdrive light blinks when there is a problem in the transmission. take it to a good transmission repairer, as soon as you can to be fixed, or it will leave you broke down on the road somewhere
Overdrive on is the normally allowed position , if the overdrive switch is pushed that is located on the end of the gearshift lever the word OFF is supposed to light up
Even after pushing the overdrive cancel button again ? to allow the overdrive feature On my Ford Explorer with the column shift automatic , the overdrive switch is on the end of the gear selector lever
Overdrive is the normally allowed position , but if you don't want the transmission to shift into overdrive push the button on the end of your gearshift lever ( P R N etc. ) Your O/D OFF light will light up in the dash .
Hit the button on the end of shift lever, which takes it out of overdrive.
Nothing on 99 but 96 Contour has a red LED that blinks (a tiny light) on the driver-side dash vent next to door. This LED blinks on-off continuously when armed.
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
On the end of your gear selector lever ( PRN etcetera ) is the transmission control switch . Overdrive is the normally allowed position , but when you turn the overdrive off ( the O/D OFF light will light up just above and to the right of the speedometer and if you have the digital dash it will show " overdrive off " to the right of the speed indicator )
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
On a 1997 Ford Expedition : It may not shift into overdrive until you are travelling around 50 MPH (80 Km/H) and you will see the RPM on the tachometer drop. * If the overdrive has been SWITCHED OFF using the switch on the end of the gearshift lever, then OFF will light up near the end of the gearshift lever.
On a 1998 Ford E-250 : The transmission control switch is on the end of the gear selector lever Push the button and the word OFF should light up near the end of the lever when the overdrive feature is turned off
you probably have a button or switch to turn overdrive on and off, it may be on the end of your shift lever, you probably want to keep the overdrive on, save you some gas, hope i helped
Yes , it won't shift into overdrive anyway until about 50 miles per hour So , if you are in the city or you are towing something , or if you are driving in hilly country where the transmission keeps downshifting it is best to switch the overdrive off ( in which case the O/D OFF light will light up in your dash ) *** If you haven't switched the overdrive off and the light is flashing or lit up continuously take the vehicle in to a professional to have it checked ***
Anytime you don't want the transmission to shift into overdrive * if you are towing something , or if you are driving in hilly country where the transmission is constantly shifting between drive and overdrive , you can use the button on the end of the gearshift lever on your 1998 Ford Expedition to shut off the overdrive ( the word OFF will light up on the end of your gearshift lever )
The transmission may be damaged. My wife and I had an Explorer and it did the exact same thing, and shortly after the transmission went out. Have it checked out at a reputable shop or dealer.
overdrive light keeps flashing
The overdrive is "ON" when the light is "OFF". Notice the light for the overdrive has a slash through it.
The overdrive light will be off when the overdrive switch is pushed in. If the light flashes then that's a trouble shooting code.
Are you sure you don't mean OD off light? If so, that means that the overdrive gear in your transmission is not activated. On automatic transmission models there is a button on the end of the shift lever which controls whether the transmission is in overdrive or not. Push in on this button - the light should go out and overdrive will be activated (which will definitely give you better gas mileage).