View Full Version : My Toyota Previa has a flashing O/D light on dash. What is it?

11-06-2007, 02:25 PM
It´s been flashing for the past 2 days. It's an automatic. There is a button O/D but i rarelly use it. Now it is flashing. Can anybody tell me what is it?

11-06-2007, 02:26 PM
must mean trouble, did you try pushing the od button :)

11-06-2007, 02:53 PM
You have accidentally clicked the "overdrive" button on your auto transmission to "off." click the button again (on the gear shift) and the light will go out. You want overdrive to be on all the time.

11-06-2007, 02:54 PM
over drive, you turned it off some time or another, hit the button to turn it back on.
it makes the engine rpm lower so to help save fuel when you're in high gear

11-06-2007, 02:56 PM
'O/D' is the over-drive. You have the option of engaged or disengaged. Call the dealership and ask for the 'service department', they should be willing to tell you why it's flashing. Most vehicles that have such a switch will only illuminate when engaged. I have never, not yet anyway, had one flash as you discribed.
I've had other things 'flash' me, and that was cool.