Question about 1999 Buick Century
I cannot see my speedometer at night, cannot see what gear I am in day or night. All of the system lights light up just fine: low fuel, low washer fluid, change oil soon, Someone said it might be the dimmer switch. That is a $135.00 part. I was hoping it could be something simple and less expensive.
The problem is with a set of resistors on the back of the instrument cluster. If you remove the trim panel in front of the cluster, there are four screws holding the cluster in. Remove the four screws and remove the cluster. Unplug it from the wire harness and flip it over. Unclip the back black plastic cover. Pull the printed circuit board straight out. Now, flip the board over and look on the top right quadrant just to the left of the trip odometer button. You will see up to four small cylindrical resistors. There should be four, but the solder on these seems to give out and they fall off the board. How I fixed mine was to go to Radio Shack and get 4 1/2Watt 150Ohm resistors and solder them in place of the four lousy ones. Reading the old ones, they ran from 127Ohm, to 154Ohm. Checking on other posts, I have seen that they are supposed to be 125Ohm, but either way, the 150Ohm was the closest I could get and they worked perfectly.
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
The lights on the dash that show which gear is engaged do not show but the dashboard lights up
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
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