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I have a overdrive button and I like to know this - right now the light is off,but is it better if the light is on? would that give me better mpgs.
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when the light is on, all it does it keep you out of overdrive. all overdrive does is keeps your rpm's lower, conserving fuel. I drive with o/d off around town. when I get over 40 or 45, I normally turn it back on. when o/d is off (which is when the light is on), it wont give you any better gas mileage. don't drive with the light on, on the highway, or going to fast.
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ok just wanted to make sure.
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I turn it off when I want to pass on the highway, instead of mashing the pedal and bringing her down two gears. Works pretty good.

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