O/D light,Switch Location


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O/D light,Switch Location

Post by curtm » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:56 pm



Any one know where the switch is for the O/D indicator, and can it be adjusted ??
any info would be good
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Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:20 pm

There is a gear position sensor unit sending gear signal to the ECU and the OD light. The sensor is behind the front transmission cover #7 in the picture, not adjustable I think.

What is the problem with the OD light?
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Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Post by curtm » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:08 pm

Problem is light comes on only 80% of the time, when it does not come on , can drive a few miles than it will come, Unless loose bulb or bad connection, looks like it would be a job to change, maybe there is a no O/D light in my future
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Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Post by C-dub » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:17 pm

Warning! Dumb question ahead.

If you're in 5th gear, not on the new ones with 6 gears,of course, aren't you always in OD? Or are some folks using that OD light as a way to know they're in 5th gear already?
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Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:46 pm

curtm wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Problem is light comes on only 80% of the time, when it does not come on , can drive a few miles than it will come, Unless loose bulb or bad connection, looks like it would be a job to change, maybe there is a no O/D light in my future
Curt
To verify if it is a bulb problem or not, you could set the cruise control and check if you loose it when the light goes off. Both uses the same gear input coming from the gear position sensor.

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Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Post by curtm » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:58 pm

never connected the the cruise to the O/D light, i do use the light to know if i'am in 5th gear, never noticed if cruise works if light is not on.
will have to investigate
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Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 pm

C-dub wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Warning! Dumb question ahead.

If you're in 5th gear, not on the new ones with 6 gears,of course, aren't you always in OD? Or are some folks using that OD light as a way to know they're in 5th gear already?
5th gear is OD. OD just refers to the gear ratio, and the 5th gear happens to be an overdrive gear ratio (output turning faster than input, rather than reduction like all the other gears). The "OD" light is just hooked up to the 5th gear connector on the gear position switch. That light has no real purpose other than to say "yes, you're in 5th gear." Doesn't stop me from sometimes shifting into 6th, though. :)

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Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Post by C-dub » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:45 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 pm
C-dub wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Warning! Dumb question ahead.

If you're in 5th gear, not on the new ones with 6 gears,of course, aren't you always in OD? Or are some folks using that OD light as a way to know they're in 5th gear already?
5th gear is OD. OD just refers to the gear ratio, and the 5th gear happens to be an overdrive gear ratio (output turning faster than input, rather than reduction like all the other gears). The "OD" light is just hooked up to the 5th gear connector on the gear position switch. That light has no real purpose other than to say "yes, you're in 5th gear." Doesn't stop me from sometimes shifting into 6th, though. :)
I also try it sometimes. My last bike had 6 gears. Some habits are hard to break.
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Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Post by virgilmobile » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:01 am

With the obnoxious ammout of torque in the 1500 I only need 3 gears...
1st....to get it moving..
3rd...to wind it up..
5th...to blow past all the others. :P

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Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Post by bellboy40 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:17 pm

virgilmobile wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:01 am
With the obnoxious ammout of torque in the 1500 I only need 3 gears...
1st....to get it moving..
3rd...to wind it up..
5th...to blow past all the others. :P
That's good Virgil! :D I often (usually) go 1,2,3,5 when starting from a stop. When I come out of 3rd it is usually about the speed I will be running anyway so I just skip through 4th gear.



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