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OD lockout switch 95 Dakota....toggle switch?

Discussion in 'Dodge Dakota' started by Cranky1, Apr 7, 2018.

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    Cranky1Old Stinky Fart

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    Can a simple single pole toggle switch be installed in place of the original OD switch? And I'm thinking there are more than 3 wires going to the original so I'm not sure how to wire in a toggle switch if possible. Been a long since replacing the 1st one and it seems they are no longer available.
     
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    LocuMobFluid Technician

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    The button on the end of the stalk? Advance Auto parts lists them.
     
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    7moparWell-Known Member

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    93 is still in the dash. Od switch not listed at RockAuto.
    Only time I turn it off is for heavy loads on hills.
     
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    Cranky1Old Stinky Fart

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    95 is the last year for it to be on the dash iirc....and my problem is that the switch is bad and I can't turn the OD on. It happened the same way about 15 years ago. It's not so bad since I have 30" tall tires on the back but would still like to be able to turn it on when I get on the freeway. 2000 rpm at 40 isn't bad but the rpm @ 65 isn't all that great.
     
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    I will check the wiring diagram at work tomorrow
     
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      7moparWell-Known Member

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      I know what you mean on the rpms will drop 1000 at 65 mph when in od. Previous owner complained about bad gas mileage. Saying best was 13 on the hyway. Get 19 mph at 75 loaded. Wonder if he ever had it in od.
       
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        Cranky1Old Stinky Fart

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        Thing is, when you start up the truck, the OD is automatically on....unless the switch isn't working like mine is right now. I like to shut it off in town since the speeds are so low and the OD shifts up at pretty low speeds and why does it need to do that. When driving it easy, it'll go into OD at 30 mph.
         
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        Here it is
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          The way I see it, it looks like the switch opens/closes pin 3 to pin 4. Pin 4 is power from the fuse, pin 3 is the O/D sense at the PCM. I would pull the switch out and test pin 3 and 4 to see what has power with O/D engaged and what happens when it's disengaged. I think you can put a toggle switch on pin 3 and 4 like you suggested to turn the O/D off
           
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            56007184 SWITCH, w/Bezel, Overdrive Lockout 1992-96 Truck including the Dakota

            I have 10 of them used
             
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            Cranky1Old Stinky Fart

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            Sent you a PM about it.....