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is overdrive on when the light on the button is on or off... also should i leave it on most of the time?
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on my 98 when the light comes on it says overdrive off, and yes it should be on all the time unless you are driving through steep hills or towing, unless you like getting worse gas mileage
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on my 98 when the light comes on it says overdrive off, and yes it should be on all the time unless you are driving through steep hills or towing, unless you like getting worse gas mileage

does yours have the button up on the dash above the radio?
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I run in O/D at freeway speeds only. Around town I am always in O/D off due to throttle lag, slipping the trans or lugging the engine, causing excess heat in the trans.
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my button is on the end of my column shifter
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So, it's ok to run with it off in city driving? I've heard differently from my local shop. I've always wanted to do it during city driving cause it disables the MDS also. The MDS is beneficial when highway driving but city mileage is going to be 11-14 regardless of the MDS being on or not. So, if you do this all the time with no problem I'll be doing it too.
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If I'm not mistaken when your light is on it is indicating to you that your o/d is off. I personally drive with it on around town and definitely on when driving on the hwy. Now and then I take it of when driving red light to red light.
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