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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow O/D Switch Replacement

I own a 1995 Cougar 4.6, recently the Overdrive switch/button burned out and I have no clue as to how I get the shifter knob off to replace it..can anyone hlp me out??
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 02:35 PM
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The button just pops out. You might want to use a pick or small flathead screwdriver to pry it out, but there are no clips or retainers holding it in. You don't need to remove the shifter.

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ok cool thank you!...ok, i removed the button and it all looks fine...
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 02:54 PM
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To test the switch, use a multimeter. Press the probes against each of the two contacts and then press the button. As long as the button is pressed, there should be continuity between the two contacts. If the switch is fine, then check the fuses.

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had the same problem, honestly i feel it would be easier to just remove the clip in the front of the shifter and take the whole shifter right off. its not hard. and i think you need to do this anyways if it needs to be replaced. correct me if im wrong master486

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You can definitely replace button without removing Shifter handle - & not a bad idea to pop the button out prior to sliding off Shifter handle should you choose too - There are instances of the fine wires from Strip chafing & shorting in Shifter - The Copper strips the Button mates to are darn flimsy & the assembly VERY peculiar about all being in place for it to work properly or you'll have it apart several times - Have a fuse handy too...

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