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well last night i was driving on the freeway and the over drive light in the rpm gauge started to blink but the car was driving fine. i pulled over, to do a visual check and everything looked ok. then i started driving and the light when off and then today it came back on. the car still drives fine. but why is the light blinking sometimes. any one have this problem or know what the problem is?

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Does your cruise control work? If it doesn't I may know what the problem is as I just fixed mine from flashing all of the time. The best part is that it is a free fix, it just takes a simple wire splice on the back of your odometer. It has something to do with a speed sensor control going bad and sends wierd signals. Let me know and I can tell you the fix in more detail if you need it.
 

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Does your cruise control work? If it doesn't I may know what the problem is as I just fixed mine from flashing all of the time. The best part is that it is a free fix, it just takes a simple wire splice on the back of your odometer. It has something to do with a speed sensor control going bad and sends wierd signals. Let me know and I can tell you the fix in more detail if you need it.

hey my cruise control is not working either, i think it might be the same problem. i was think it was the speed sensor also. and also the car is idling about 500rpm high to.
please pm me with the details

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Here is the fix that I used as posted by MarkSupra33 a while back. I will paste his exact words that I used to fix my car. It is simple and it worked for me, so here you go. Good Luck!

Jody


Okay, let's start off by answering your question. In the diagnostic port that you speak of, nothing is in there but ports. If you look on the bottom of the cover, locate where the TE1 and the E1 ports are. Take a wire (pretty much a standard wire with both ends uncovered from their protective covering and put one end in the E1 port, and the other end into the TE1 port. Once the wire is in place, go put the key in the ignition and turn the car's electrical system on. Once you do this, look on the left side of your dash on the warning cluster, and you'll see you MIL light blinking. The MIL light is the one all the way to the right of that cluster over there right below the security light on the left side of your dash. Okay, so count how many time it blinks, and there will be a pause between certain numbers.
I'll bet you it blinks 4 times, then you get a pause, then it blinks twice. This would signal code number 42, you see? Okay, so if it blinks like this, then continue reading, cuz I know how to fix it. If it doesn't blink at all, you either are not throwing a code, or your cluster is broken. To see if it's broken or not, it should light up when you turn the car's electrical system on automatically, then go away. Anyhow, here we go with code 42:This is a glitch in the speed sensor signal. Your speed sensor sits on your auto tranny bellhousing. It sends a signal up into the odometer, gets buffed in the odometer, then is sent back out and into the guage cluster (tachometer, speedometer) Even with this problem, your odometer will STILL WORK, and so will your speedometer and tach. However, the signal is still messed up somewhere, and you'll get the annoying blinking O/D OFF light, as well as possible gear-searching with the auto transmission at low speeds (it searches for gears randomly, and is not fluent.) If you use the rip odometer functions, they will randomly reset when this problem occurs. It will also keep the cruise from working. Okay, now how to fix it:Here's the free fix:
Open up your dash and look at you odometer harness. You'll see a group of three wires back there. One's brown, one is pink, and one is blue/red. Ignore the brown one. The pink wire brings the signal INTO the odo from the speed sensor. The blue/red wire brings the signal FROM the odo to the tach. Normally the problem is in the odometer, which will need replaced. However, you can bypass it by CUTTING the pink wire on the harness, then splicing it into the blue/red wire. This way, the signal bypasses the odometer and goes right into the blue/red wire to go into the tach. If you read my thread, you'll see that this SHOULD solve your problem. Other possibilities are a failed speed sensor (but then your tach and speedo wouldn't work), or a screwed up guage cluster. Most likely it was the odometer. Keep in mind that this theoretically bypasses the odometer, but it MAY NOT fix it and the odo may still need to be replaced. But it's worked on almost everyone I know. Anyhow, go ahead and do that splice trick, and then your O/D light should go away, your tranny should shift fine, your cruise should work, and you should be okay. After the splice trick, reset your ecu.
Then plug the harness back in, put back together your dash, and give her a shot!. Keep in mind that everything will still clock up correctly. This splice trick has NO downfalls except for the fact that you hack up a wire on your harness. Just make sure you left enough room to splice it back just incase it doesn't work. Other than that, hopefully this has solved your problem. It takes roughyl 10 minutes to do, if you're an amateur. Let me know if this works or not, and let me know if I can help you in any other way
 

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cat believe i didnt try that before. i works great. the car feels like a whole new car. I heard that loud satisfying WHIRRRRRRRRRR-click that the transmission startup is supposed to make it used to only do that occasionally. Also 90% of the time my odometer did NOT work when the OD light flashed. now it reads accurately. not to mention my cruise control finally works.
 

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hey guys. i have the same problem with the cruise not working but im 5 speed not auto. do you think this will work for me? are there other wires that i would have to change?
 

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hey guys. i have the same problem with the cruise not working but im 5 speed not auto. do you think this will work for me? are there other wires that i would have to change?
I replied to your PM.
I don't know if will work on a 5 speed. I wish the search function worked and we could find out.
 

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wow this is great, im having the same problem with my o/d blinking and cruise control not working. im going to see if i can fix it tomm
 

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wow this is great, im having the same problem with my o/d blinking and cruise control not working. im going to see if i can fix it tomm
can you take some pics, still not completely sure of what to do.

is it just behind the battey,air bag light part on the dash and so you just cut the pink wire and connect it to the other wire and wrap it with electrical tape? and thats it. would feel better if someone had some pics

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Tools:
Phillips screwdriver
Wirestrippers
small/medium barrel crimp or t-splice
electrical tape


Disconnect your battery
Tilt your steering wheel as far down as you can
above the steering wheel there are 5 phillips head screws.
remove each of these (a small "short" screwdriver helps)
pull off the upper dash piece ( the curved piece that has the odometer on the right and the check engine lights etc on the left.)
Unplug the plug coming out of the odometer (its roughly a 20 pin plug i think its the only one)
Work off the tape that is on it
one of the corners of the plug has the three wires.

Dash- BROWN - Plug
Dash- PINK - Plug
Dash- BLUE_RED - Plug

leave a good 1-2 inches on the plug and cut pink and blue red

Dash- BROWN - Plug
Dash- PINK PINK - Plug
Dash- BLUE/RED BLUE/RED - Plug

now twist both the pink and blue reds coming from the dash together

Dash- BROWN - Plug
Dash- CUT PINK - Plug
Dash- BLUE/RED - PINK BLUE/RED - Plug

and use a barrel splice to crimp the ends together leaving the pink wire coming from the plug hanging.

Dash- BROWN - Plug
Dash- CUT PINK - Plug
Dash- BLUE/RED - PINK [barrel] BLUE/RED - Plug

plug odometer back in/ plug battery in/ and carefully put the dsh piece out of your way. start the car and you should hear a rather loud whirring sound (if your door or window is open) this is normal.

get up to 35+ MPH hit cruise and when the light comes on press down set then hold up on accel with your foot off. you will feel it
 

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Tools:
Phillips screwdriver
Wirestrippers
small/medium barrel crimp or t-splice
electrical tape


Disconnect your battery
Tilt your steering wheel as far down as you can
above the steering wheel there are 5 phillips head screws.
remove each of these (a small "short" screwdriver helps)
pull off the upper dash piece ( the curved piece that has the odometer on the right and the check engine lights etc on the left.)
Unplug the plug coming out of the odometer (its roughly a 20 pin plug i think its the only one)
Work off the tape that is on it
one of the corners of the plug has the three wires.

Dash- BROWN - Plug
Dash- PINK - Plug
Dash- BLUE_RED - Plug

leave a good 1-2 inches on the plug and cut pink and blue red

Dash- BROWN - Plug
Dash- PINK PINK - Plug
Dash- BLUE/RED BLUE/RED - Plug

now twist both the pink and blue reds coming from the dash together

Dash- BROWN - Plug
Dash- CUT PINK - Plug
Dash- BLUE/RED - PINK BLUE/RED - Plug

and use a barrel splice to crimp the ends together leaving the pink wire coming from the plug hanging.

Dash- BROWN - Plug
Dash- CUT PINK - Plug
Dash- BLUE/RED - PINK [barrel] BLUE/RED - Plug

plug odometer back in/ plug battery in/ and carefully put the dsh piece out of your way. start the car and you should hear a rather loud whirring sound (if your door or window is open) this is normal.

get up to 35+ MPH hit cruise and when the light comes on press down set then hold up on accel with your foot off. you will feel it
man your way sound so complicated, i though u just cut the pink wire and connect the pink wire to the blue/red and thats it
 

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ok i found out that the same thing does work on a 5 speed manual.

and it is as easy as cut the pink wire and splice it into the blue/red wire! he just went through the steps and made it sound alittle more difficult.

i have pics but i dont know how to host them. so if someone will post them up just PM me your e-mail adress and i will send them to you!

this is awsome because in like 7 hours im leaving on a 12 hour drive to SC and i thought i was going to have to do it without cruise!!!!!!! ahhahahahaha i love it!
 
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