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Old 04-12-2004, 07:37 PM
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blinking "OD off" light

what could this mean? its happened about 2 times, but the car's running fine, and the light only flashes when i start the car. the cat went out, but i know that wouldnt have anything to do with the tranny...only other thing is the car just hit 100k miles. any ideas?
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:38 PM
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blinking OD light means tranny is in safe mode. happened to me and i spoke to jeff @ maximum tuning about it. was the car shifting normal while it was blinking?

this normally happens when the tranny gets confused due to driving habbits.
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:48 PM
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well, it only did it when i started the car, and stopped as soon as i hit the OD button on the shifter. i didnt notice it shifting any differently than before. only reason i can think of the computer getting confused about it, is that i tried driving around town/back roads out of OD, to see how it went, then went back to driving with the car in OD in the same area, to compare the shift patterns, ect.
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^that shouldnt affect anything. try resetting the ECU and see if that solves your problems.
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:51 PM
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incase you dont know how....

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you dont need need anything fancier than a flat-head screwdriver and your ignition key to pull the codes. takes about 2 minutes in all. remove the cover on the center console to the right of the gas pedal. see the ecu sitting there? turn the ignition key to 'on' but dont start the engine. with the key on, turn the little white screw in the indentation you see on the ecu. all the way to the right and then back to the left. dont force it. this will make an led start blinking. count the long blinks and then the short ones. this is how you get your codes. for example, 5 long blinks, a very short pause, then 5 quick blinks would be a code 5-5, or all is good, no faults. there will be a longer pause in between codes. get all of the codes this way until it starts to repeat itself. then turn the screw all the way to the right again, hold it for a second, then turn it back. the led should light brightly and stay lit. now its reset. when you start the engine it will idle high for a couple seconds as the computer does its checks. replace the panel and youre all done.
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Old 04-12-2004, 08:00 PM
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could also happen if you locked your brakes. Happened to me to, eventually becomes normal, an ECU reset would be a good idea
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reset your TCU as well. that way the computer can relearn your driving habits. to reset the TCU, you can either take it to a shop, and have them clear the memory for you, or you can do it the easy way, and disconnect both terminals on the battery, and touch the 2 cables together for about 30 seconds and it clears the computer memory.
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hahahahaha that's not good! That happened to me this one time when i smoked the tires hardcore style while doing tray sliding. After that the damned tranny wouldnt downshift when i gassed it, and i thought i'd ****ed it up... then i noticed the od light flashing, hit the od switch twice... and lo and behold it was fine again. I haven't tray slided since though hahaa
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Old 04-13-2004, 01:52 AM
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yup it also messes it up after you goof around with your car, i was doin donuts in a parking lot and it wouldnt downshift, i thought i messed up the tranny too but it was fine after i started the car again and the od light blinked.
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man i thaught i was the only person who has had this problem b 4 lol but i jus turn the car on and off and it works jus like new again
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it happened to me once while i was driving on the highway and had to do a sudden stop. when I got it back up to speed, the tranny started acting up. I had to put the car in neutral, shut it off doing 70mph, then turn the key back to the ON position, and it reset itself. the speed of the engine was able to get the car running again without turning the key all the way
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it happened to me once while i was driving on the highway and had to do a sudden stop. when I got it back up to speed, the tranny started acting up. I had to put the car in neutral, shut it off doing 70mph, then turn the key back to the ON position, and it reset itself. the speed of the engine was able to get the car running again without turning the key all the way
your real bright aren't you i'm surprised it still works.
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Old 04-14-2004, 12:38 AM
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its not gonna damage anything. its like doing push start in a MT when you pop the clutch. You just have to make sure the car is not in gear when you do it. THAT might damage something.
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