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OD Lamp Always OFF?

MikeyDog

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96 Explorer 4x4 V6 has just had auto trans rebuilt 3 mo ago.
We live in the mountains, so I always push the OD button as
soon as we start to take it out of OD.

Everything was OK until this week.

Now the light will not come on. It does not feel like any thing is happening
to change OD status (no clunk)? I fear something wrong. The user manual says that if it doesn't come on or flashes take it in for service.

But, the bulb could be blown?

Can anyone confirm that when you first turn ON the KEY, the OD Light comes
on as a test. The other dash lights come on, but not the OD one?

I am trying to figure out if the bulb is blow. The manual does not say that the OD light comes on temporary with the key? I don't want to take the dash
out unless the bulb is blown.

Also was wondering if any fuse is associated with the OD system?

Thanks
Mike
 
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budwich

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how about that... when the "check lamps" sequence is done during key on / start sequencing, the OD lamp is not lit but the 4w lo and hi are. Anyways, no the od lamp is not part of the lamp check / system initialization.

Odds are you have a switch or wiring to steering problem.
 
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MikeyDog

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Thanks!

It makes sense, the one bulb I was wanting to check, they don't!

I guess back to the transmission shop?
 
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You can check the switch very easily...you can just pry it out, then check continuity with a meter or test light. That will rule that out.
 
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budwich

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I think the "bulb part" is somewhat irrelevant as you are not getting the operative part (ie. no OD) so perhaps you have a bulb problem but as I indicated, it is more likely a switch or wiring (column) issue.
 
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sounds like it might be the switch to me
 
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