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odometer light out on a 01 buick century

What is the best wy to replace the bulg for the odometer/gear selector light?

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I had this same problem and I removed the long plastic dash piece that goes from door to door (after removing other pieces which hold that one in place) and then tilt the steering wheel to the lowest position. turn the key and put the car in gear 1 then shut the car off -this enables you to remove the instrument cluster, which is held in by 4 screws. Unclip the back of the instrument cluster and remove the circuit board. On the board to the right of the speedometer are 4 resistors which look like tiny black cylinders -these need to be replaced (if they haven't already fallen off the circuit board). I was missing two and I just touched the other two with my finger and they fell off. I soldered onto the board 150 ohm, 1/8 watt resistors ($1.99 for a packof 5 at Radio Shack). This entire process took me about 30 minutes. I put everything back together in the reverse order I took it apart and my instrument cluster, odometer and gear-shift indicator works fine.

Posted on Sep 02, 2012

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"service engine soon" light on

"service engine soon" light on

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should have two lights check engine and service engine soon.check engine means there is a malfunction.service soon is reprogrammable,when you change you oil. check you owners manual for reset.

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Posted on Dec 04, 2010

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instrument cluster removal 2001 buick century

Can I remove the cluster from going up and behind or do I need to figure out how to remove the dash?

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You have to remove the dash but it is VERY simple to do.

Remove the fuseblock cover on the end of the dash on the passenger's side.
Once removed, remove the screw holding on the end of the dash.
Now, next to the glove box, to the right, remove the one screw on the bottom. Then remove this panel by pulling it out (it will now be held on by two clips at the top.)
Now, looking at the temperature control cover, remove the two screws from the bottom of this. Pull it off. It also is held on by two clips.
Now, below the steering wheel, remove the one screw from this panel (on the right). On the left there is a "plug" holding it in place, Pop out this plug. I think there are a couple of clips now holding this on at the top.
Now that you have all of that pulled out, pop the dash out. At worse, it is held in with clips.
Now that you have this out, there are four screws holding in the instrument panel. Take out these four screws. You will find one electrical cable connected to the cluster. Pop that off of the cluster and you now have the entire instrument cluster in your hands.

I've had to take mine out to figure out why my gear indicator/odomiter would not illuminate (Buick told me it was a light). I can see where this encased LED has a short (black mark). It is soldered onto the board. Looks like I have to purchase a repaired board.

I hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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2001 Buick Century Limited air conditioning situation

vehicle has the dual control A/C system - 3.1L engine - recently the A/C has been blowing ice cold air on the driver side and warm/hot air on the passenger side (makes no difference if the dual control is ON or OFF)
Tried disconnecting battery to reset A/C system - no change
Checked all fuses in both (interior and under hood) boxes - none blown
Have tried changing settings from AUTO to all different manual combos with dual controls in both positions - no change

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It sounds like a actuator is bad or not getting proper vacuum to open or close on demand.
here is a diagram of your systemb79c215.jpg dfecc43.jpg

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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Service Vehicle, Trac Off, & ABS lights 2001 Buick Century.

I have a 2001 Buick Century. The Service Vehicle Soon, ABS, and Trac Off lights remain on even when car is in motion what do I need to do to resolve this?

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I just put in new fron pads in my 2000 buick century and the track off and the anti lock brake light and the service engine soon stays on

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

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where is the turn signal flasher for 2001 buick

where is the turn signal flasher for 2001 buick century

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2001 and 2003 Century's share the same design and share the same locations of componets. If you go to the page that is at this LINK you will find your answer with pictures of how to access the flasher relay on a 2003.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012

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i need the firing order to my 2001 buick century

i need the firing order to my 2001 buick century

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For your 2001 Buick Century 3.1 liter V-6 VIN "J" check...

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Hope thats help (remember rated this) Good luck.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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2001 Buick Century Ticking Noise

My 2001 Buick Century Custom has had a ticking noise for quite a while coming from the front of the car - engine? 100k miles

- it ticks when the car starts (in park)
- it ticks when the car is in motion and as the car accelerates so does the rate of ticking. I can hear it up until 30 mph, after that I think the sound of the speed drowns out the sound of the ticking.
- some days the ticking is louder and some days it's softer

In your opinion, if the ticking problem is expensive to fix, will the car be drivable for a number of years if I don't fix it - or is the problem too severe to overlook?

any help would be greatly appreciated

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Okay, lets hope it is something simple. Remove the underhood light bulb. At night, in the dark, start the engine and look under the hood. You may be able to see sparks jumping. This would be bad wires. If you can see where the spark plugs go and one has a spark jumping it is just one bad sparkplug. Turn off car-replace underhood bulb.
If you see no sparks then it is most likely the valve train. If you have adjustable lifters they need someone to tighten them up to specifications. If they are not adjustable you may need to replace worn parts.
Make sure you keep fresh and plenty of oil in the engine. It can not repair worn parts but if the oil is low or dirty you will have bigger problems.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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Radiator Electric Fan Motor on a 2003 Buick Century won't come on when temp gets high

I've noticed when I idle in slow traffic the radiator temperature gauge climbs and I suspect the radiator fans are not operating at all. I checked the fluid and the thermostat seems to be working fine. It's when I have to idle at stop lights or heavy traffic when the temp climbs. When I get airflow going at higher speeds the temp goes back in a normal range. I suspect the fans are not working. Can you help me troubleshoot the fans?

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I have a 1997 Buick Century with the same problem. Both my fans work if the A/C is
on as they should. If your turn off the A/C the passanger side fan will not come on
and at an idle the coolant in the radiator will boil, you can hear it in the overflow tank.
If you are driving there is enough air flow thru the radiator that the coolant doesn't
boil and the car doesn't overheat. I have replace the water pump, the thermostat.
and the ETS or engine temperature sensor mounted just above the thermostat in
the thernostat housing, to no avail, I still have the same problem. The only other
thing is the coolant level sensor in the radiator, which I haven't replace yet due
to the fact you have to pull the radiator in order to replace it, which is a major
undertaking. I have a low coolant indicator on all the time on the dash so I have
a pretty good idea the coolanat level sensor is bad. The coolant level is not low
so that sensor is not working as it should. I hope this may help with your problem.
To test you fan raise the hood when it is cold and top off the radiator and fill the
overflow tank to the cold mark. Start the car and let it idle with the A/C off and
see if the drivers side fans comes on. It will have to get to operating temp
before the fan will come on. If it doesn't come on replace the radiator low coolant
sensor on the passanger side of the radiator. If that doesn't fix the problem
replace the thermostat and the Engine Temperature Sensor at the thermostat
housing with an A/C Delco Engine Temperature Sensor. Good Luck..

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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no odometer light on 2001 buick regal. I have

no odometer light on 2001 buick regal. I have cluster out of auto, how do I find and replace bulb?

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