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Old 01-27-2010, 05:05 PM
RangerChad RangerChad is offline
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Default OD on/off button does not work

Shortly after I bought this truck used, the OD button on the shift lever quit working. It used to light up a light on the dash; that no longer happens. It does shift into OD but it will not lockout OD when the button is pushed.

Any ideas on where to start diagnosing this? Thx !

96k miles
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:16 PM
rwenzing rwenzing is offline
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Here's a possibility:
There are 2 thin black wires that pass through the tubular shifter from the O/D Cancel switch. As they exit the hollow shifter, they make a 90 degree turn before traveling down the top of the steering column. At higher miles, it is fairly common for those wires to chafe and/or break from repeated shifter movement. Check fuse #6 in the dash box and remove the top column trim to inspect the wires.
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Old 02-01-2010, 06:02 PM
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Default question

How do you get into the handle to replace the switch / button?
White 2001 Ford Ranger Edge - step side- ext cab - 3.0 V-6 2-WD 88k

I have determined that most mechanical / electrical challanges are directly connected to the nut that connects the steering wheel to the drivers seat.
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