Question about 1999 Buick Century
Sometimes the headlights will not work on my 1999 Buick Century unless I hold the dimmer switch up and I am getting the odor of burnt wire coming from the steering column. What is causing this problem and can I remove the steering wheel without deoloying the air bag? Thank you.
Iam an ASE Certified mechanic and i had the same problem with my 99
century and i wasnt able to drive at night. After hours of testing
wires we came to the problem. Its the turn signal switch assembly which
is tied into the hazard switch on top of the steering column. Its all
one piece with a 3 foot long wiring harness attached to it running down
the bottom of the steering column and going underneath the dash. The
least expensive place i found the part and had it in stock was my local
Auto Zone and still the part was $200.00.
P.S. This is a common problem on these GM cars. Mine did the same thing to the tee! The lights will go on and off then they just went off for good and this solved the problem. I guarantee it. If you have any questions please email me i will do all i can to help.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Sounds like a wire harness short? Could be dangerous
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The Buick Century is equipped with a
multi-switch. This switch is an all in one switch that controls your
cruise control, windshield wipers and turn signals in one switch. This
switch also controls dimming and brightening of your headlights. The
dimmer switch is simple to replace, and all you need is a phillips head
screwdriver to complete the task.
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