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Old 10-25-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default HELP, blowing Fuse #1

The short story is, I listened to someone on another Forum. My original problem was that I was having a hard time getting out of park sometimes. So, after checking fuses, brake switch, someone told me to pull the shifter, disconnect the small wire. Since I did that, (it appears this goes to my O/D), the green O/D does not come on, the AIRBAG light is on and I have no turn signals. This appears to all tie to fuse #1 ? I replaced the fuse 5 times, blew every time I put the turn signals on. HELP!!!
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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Sounds like a naked area is touching some place.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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But where? Maybe when I pulled the shifter head? The wire looks pretty secure inside a sleeve as far down as I can see. Not sure where it leads. When I test it, there is no power getting to it, not sure how to test if the wire is grounding.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:11 PM   #4
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I had the same problem after i pulled my Auto shifter **** off. I had the O/D wires a little out of position and was blowing the fuse.

You can disconnect the O/D switch wire harness under the console. If disconnecting it there stops the fuse from blowing then it's the wiring to the switch.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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if you disconnect under the console, and replace the fuse, you can test the O/D circuit by simply touching a small screw driver across the contacts in the wire harness. The O/D switch is just a momentary closed switch.

You can actually use a relocated momentary switch to remove the switch from the ****. This is necessary with most after market shift *****.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:23 PM   #6
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Now we are getting somewhere, I just need to figure out where to disconnect from. Are you saying I can follow the wire down inside ? I can't really see where it is going. Is it a plug in that I can just pull out/Unplug?
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:27 AM   #7
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When I test it, there is no power getting to it, not sure how to test if the wire is grounding.
You can test if a wire is going to ground by using a multimeter or test light. Simply connect one end to a known good power source (e.g. the wire that you know is getting power), and the other end to the wire in question. If the multi-meter shows 12 Volts or the test light lights up then you have a wire to ground.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:24 AM   #8
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the O/D swirch wiring runs down the shifter and back torwards the rear seat. It has a connector to the main wiring harness about half way back under the console.

I would suggest removing the console, it can be done without disturbing the shifter, and gaining access that way.
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Ok, when you say console, are you talking about the storage place between the two seats?
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:50 AM   #10
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yes.

Pull the trim ring around the shifter off, hels by clips.
That will expose the front screws.
Open the storage compartment and there are 2 screws that hold the storage tub in ( they are under the square rubber bumpers.

Under that is the screw holding the rear of the console in.

Lift up and you can disconnect the power outlet connector then remove the console.

You will then be able to access the O/D wiring.

The good news is even if all you do is disconnect the O/D switch you will simply stay in O/D on state.
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:13 PM   #11
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Just to clarify, after disconnecting, I will always be in overdrive?
So I could techincally somehow rewire this if there is a break in line, and/or relocate the o/d switch?
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Yes.

The control module looks for a momentary signal from the switch to toggle the O/D on off state. When the car is turned off it should revert to O/D on state until the button is pushed. When the green light on the dash is off the O/D is on.

As for relocating the switch this is relatively easy. In fact most after market shifter ***** don't have the whole for the O/D button so you just add amomentary switch to the dash or console.

I've seen them on the drivers side of the shifter surround. Sort of a mirror of the cig lighter. Another option would be to use one of the little change holder openings.

If you wanted to be fancy you could place a convertible top switch in a change holder opening and wire up one side to toggle the O/D. The downside would be the cost of that particular switch.
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Thanks, can I keep in contact with you if I have questions?
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Update, got it all back together, sure enough, I had pulled the shift head so far up, that it pulled the wires clean out of the connector under the console. Did some testing, taped them up and left wires coming out of bottom of console in case I want to hookup O/D later. There was another connector right under the shifter, just out of curiosity, does anyone know what that goes to? Lastly, after all this, I still dont know if my "cant get out of park" issue is solved, I guess I'll find out in the next couple days.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:57 PM   #15
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I'll have the console apart tomorrow I'll look for the other connector and see if I can figure that out.

I had to make a replacement for the plastic piece that goes around the shifter and has the gear selector indicator. Mine was split in two and so were both of the ones in the junk yard.
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I'm having the same troubles on blowing fuse #1 but mine blows when ever I put it in park. Any ideas?
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Not read the entire thread. you cant get out of park? Might be a brake switch.
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Nooo, I can get out of park fine. Every time I put it in park it'll blow the fuse. I tried a 20 in it and it work for a few weeks then now as soon as I turn the key on it'll pop a 20 & autozone people told me to try a 25 which I did and it'd pop it only when car is put in park.
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Well you really shouldn't put a larger than called for fuse in something because they are blowing for a reason....though I get miffed and tend to do it on occasion. in my old Corolla I got so tired of it I actually wrapped a blown fuse in tin foil and stuck it back in haha. Thats a fire hazard btw.

I can tell you it's a short or grounding issue but Id be no help in tracing it.
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