Re: 1985 240 DL Manual OverDrive button not working
"s m via CarKB.com" <forum@CarKB.com> wrote in message
> OK, got it, thanks!
> Well, I got the pin out, and was able to slip the top half on without
> incident, connected the wires up and still no go. I am informed it might
> either the relay or the solenoid. I know where the solenoid is, but not
> where the relay is. Do you have a chart to show where the overdrive relay
> and how to replace it? Also, would you happen to know how to test the
> solenoid to see if it is working?
> Thanks again!
> Brian V wrote:
>>> It is an M46.
>>[quoted text clipped - 25 lines]
>>Hopefully the attachment comes thru. If not let me know a valid email and
>>I'll send it to you.
>>Looks to me like there is small pin that you can remove and replace the
>>entire upper shift lever, part number 18 in the drawing.
>>Hope this helps.
Unfortunately I don't have the electrical portion of Vadis, only the
As far as testing the solenoid I would guess that you can turn the overdrive
on and off and with a meter see if you have 12v at the solenoid in one of
the positions. If you do then you've prooved the relay and are down to
either the solenoid being bad of something within the overdrive unit itself
being bad. Once you confirm voltage at the soleniod listen for a click at
the solenoid, that's the armature pulling in, if it doesn't click then
you've got a bad solenoid coil (double check with an ohm meter) or a gummed
up armature. If you hear the click then it would be something within the
overdrive unit itself.
Have you confirmed that your getting voltage to the switch itself? One of
the wires to ground should give you the 12v, accross them may get you 12v