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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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  • detroithonie Oct 20, 2008

    All lights in my panel work except for the odometer. At first, it would go dim or go on and off. Now it doesnt work at all.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    dont know what fuse would solve the dash n interior lights

  • yomofobro Mar 02, 2009

    On the 2001 Buick Century: To fix the light in the P R D L..Ther is NO BULBS to replace, Junk it. Got to replace the hole cluster.. E-BAY or junk yard .. $50. to $ will be..

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    how do you remove the dash over the instrument cluster on a 2007 jeep grand Cherokee

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    How does one remove the dash to gain access and remove the climate control?


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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

  • joh_kor May 25, 2011

    Hey dkrus,
    great instructions on dash removal, thanks. But when you had the cluster out you should have looked for four resistores on the right upper rear. I should say there is supposed to be four. Mine only had three and when I manipulated the others still there they all just disentigrated and fell off. With instructions I learned from another site I soldered on four new 150 Ohm 1/2 Watt resistors ($1.50 from Radio Shack) and the PRNDL / Odometer LED chip now works.

    A caveat to soldering:
    the resistors on the cluster board are surface mount technology. I replaced them with normal feed-thru types and it took some dexterity so be patient. Be gentle as the copper traces are delicate. Clean up the soldering contact area and use flux when soldering. The resistor leads are way longer than needed so they need to custom trimmed with nippers. Good Luck!


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No you have to remove trim most gm you just pull on trim & pops off then remove 4 screws lift out cluster

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  • jmykytuik Jul 13, 2010

    Criptic one liners are not helpful. See Solution #2 as an example of extremely helpful. Follow this with a YouTube video showing how to repair the display for PRND123 and odometer e.g. 97.5-2004 buick guage cluster.


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It comes off from the front. Open the front passenger side door and remove the fuse panel access door on the right hand side of the dash. There`s 1 screw to remove frome the dash cover and then pull the cover off. It`s easiest to work the top out and then lift up and out. Then there are 4 screws that hold the instrument cluster in place, remove them and pull it out andf you`ll have access to the bulbs.

Once you do it you`ll find you can pull the ****** out in 5 or 10 minutes.

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