View Full Version : Overdrive off indicator flashing?

01-01-2005, 03:14 PM
OK Iím totally confused & have never seen this problem before and would like some advice. The vehicle in question is my wifeís 95 Explorer that we purchased new in 1995. Anyway the issue is the O/D off indicator flashing. Pressing the O/D on & off switch on the shifter has no affect whatsoever. And of course making matters worst is that neither the ownerís handbook, nor the Ford Explorer Haynes manual give any hints other than to take the handbook saying to take the vehicle in for servicing.

I looked at the fluid level and it seems fine however the fluid has a slight reddish brown hue to it & looks like it could be changed. But taking it out on a short road test the transmission seems to shift & function just fine.

Anybody ever seen this type of problem before and/or got any ideas as to what it might be? Would a servicing take care of the problem or do I need a specialist?

Not trying to be cheap - but Iíd really prefer NOT taking it to the dealer for service and would like to know what my options are.

Thanks in advance,

Dave Russell
01-01-2005, 05:37 PM
Hi Brett,
I looked through a couple of Ford forums. The general feeling is that It needs to go to a dealer or good transmission shop as the problem "could" be serious if let go.
Go here;
Do a search for "AOD indicator blinking"

01-01-2005, 08:36 PM
Thanks Dave,

Following some of the suggestions on other siteís treads Ė I tried to reset the flashing O/D off error by disconnecting the battery. This cleared the flashing and hasnít returned after a long drive.

I will take the truck to a local shop that is open tomorrow for a check-up and servicing. If they canít find anything wrong Iíll just have to assume that itís Fordís polite little way of telling me itís time for a servicing and leave it at that. But tomorrow we should know more.

Not too worried about it - as my wife & I started shopping for a replacement earlier this month. I suspect weíll be selling the old gal in the next four or five months anyway.