overdrive light blinking

Travis Bryant

Asked by Feb 17, 2016 at 08:50 PM about the 2000 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My battery went dead the other day. And my buddy
hook my battery up wrong putting the black to the
red and the red to the black and now my overdrive
light is blinking now drives rough  through 40 and
50 miles an hour and real bad on downshifting
sometimes still everyday driver and my radio quit
working when the battery incident happen I
checked the fuse and it was blown I put a new one
in and it started working

3 Answers


First thing I recommend is having the transmission scanned for codes - something will be stored there giving you a starting point

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Andrew Olsen

Check all fuses


Sounds like a blown fuse! I have had the blinking overdrive light problem! My truck would shift really hard and run rough downshifting. I would find one of my 15 amp fuses blown! I would replace fuse and fix problem!

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