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SOURCE: instrument cluster removal 2001 buick century

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.

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The cluster will have to be sent out for repairs or exchange by a dealer or see Model Electronics.

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SOURCE: How do I remove the Door panel on my 1998 Buick

1. loosen all screws and chenk under arm rest for two. remove power mirror cable if you have that and the window crank as well. If you have power windows disconnect that wire as well.use a large flat screwdriver or trim tool and pry away from door. push up and out to remove door panel. pull back plastic water shield. Install the reverse. make sure all of your clips are good and you get a tight fit. hope this helps

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My 2001 buick century blows warm air on drivers side and cold air on passenger side could the problem be that the flapper is stuck.

The electric control actuator more then likely ! Do you hear any clicking come from behind the instrument panel . These actuators have plastic gears inside and they break , strip etc... Can also set DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes to set in the HVAC - control panel (module ) A scan tool used to check engine codes can't read these codes . Need a factory scan tool or professional grade .
DTC B0361
The HVAC control module receives a left air temperature actuator position signal from the left air temperature actuator. The left air temperature actuator position sensor is a potentiometer that is tied to a 5 volt reference source. The variable output from the potentiometer feeds back a position signal to a pull-up resistor located in the HVAC control module. This signal is used to determine the necessary drive signal to the left air temperature actuator motor to provide the proper air mix door position. This value is stored in the Keep Alive Memory (KAM) portion of the HVAC control module.
DTC B0363
Left air temperature actuator signal circuit stays at 4.5 volts or higher.

Temperature Valve Actuator Replacement - Left Side
Remove the left instrument panel insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.
Remove the knee bolster. Refer to Knee Bolster Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console
Disconnect the electrical connector from the left air temperature actuator.
Remove the mounting screws from the left air temperature actuator.
Remove the left air temperature actuator.

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How do I fix the brake light on a 1997 Buick LeSaber.

I just did a 97 Regal yesterday and yes you are correct...the strip must be removed to gain access...depending on model you may have to remove the cushioning panel (piece of upholstery panel) on the inside of trunk lid...follow this video URL as it explains the removal better in video form than written..basically remove the 7 10mm nuts holding panel on, lower trunk lid a little and wiggle panel off, twist socket and remove to gain bulb access..install is reverse procedure ...Regal, Century and LeSabre are all same idea/setup Tail Light Change 1997 2005 Buick Century 2004 Buick Century Custom 3 1L V6

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Replace dashboard light on 2003 buick century

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Where is the ecm located on a 1993 buick century. 3.3 6 cyl.

Under the dash on the passenger side. If there is a panel underneath, a sound insulator, the ecm will be visible with the panel removed. On some, the glove box has to be removed, don't know about a century, but on a Lesabre, you just remove the panel under the dash and the ecm is accessible.

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How to take out instrument cluster in 2000 buick century odometer lights out

The instrument cluster in the 2000 Buick Century features an analog odometer that is back-lit, making it possible to see during night driving. Over time this light has a tendency to burn out, which can make for unsafe night driving as the driver will not be able to see all of the information usually at his disposal while driving. Replacing this light takes some time and requires you to be careful when disconnecting the wiring harnesses.
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  1. Pry off the fuse box over on the passenger side and then remove the screw inside with a screwdriver.
  2. 2 Unscrew the screw on the far right side of the dash panel and then remove the panel.
  3. 3 Remove the two screws underneath the temperature controls and then pry off the plastic trimming.
  4. 4 Unscrew the one screw on the dash panel underneath the steering wheel.
  5. 5 Disconnect the wiring harness from behind the interior panel and then pry off this entire panel.
  6. 6 Unscrew the four screws around the instrument panel.
  7. 7 Pull out the instrument panel and disconnect the wiring harness on the back of it.
  8. 8 Twist the back of the bulb counterclockwise and then pull it out.
  9. 9 Unscrew the old lightbulb and then screw in the new one.
  10. 10 Reverse the steps to reassemble your dashboard.

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How do I replace blower motor for heat and air conditioning, the blower is under the dash board

Removal Procedure
  1. Remove the right side sound insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Panel Replacement - Right Side in Instrument Panel, Gages and Console.

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  3. Disconnect the electrical connector (1) from the blower motor.
  4. Disconnect the blower ventilation tube (2) from the module.

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  6. Remove the blower motor screws (1).
  7. Remove the blower motor from the housing.
Installation Procedure
    Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
  1. Install the blower motor into the housing.

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  3. Install the blower motor screws (1) .
  4. Tighten
    Tighten the screws to 1.7 N·m (15 lb in).

  5. Install the blower ventilation tube (2) to the module.
  6. Connect the blower motor electrical connector (1) .
  7. Install the right side sound insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Panel Replacement - Right Side in Instrument Panel, Gages and Console.

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Remove the trim around the radio (98 buick century)

Below is the web site that will give you a detailed description as well as illustrations for removing the radio trim on your vehicle.
Hope this helps, let me know if you have any problems with it.

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How do I change the fan/blower switch and connector in my car

remove the right side instrument pannel insulator. release the instrument panel harness retainer and move the harness to one side. disconnect the blower motor electrical connector. disconnect the blower motor cooling hose. remove the mounting screws from the motor.

Jun 25, 2009 | 2002 Buick Century

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Air and heat wont work unless blower is on high, where do i find the regulator to change it

Sound like the blower motor resistor is bad.

Blower Motor Control Module Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Remove the insulator from the right side of the instrument panel.
  2. Disconnect the connectors from the blower motor resistor and blower motor.
  3. Loosen the two forward screws and remove the rear screw of the resistor assembly.
  4. Remove the blower motor resistor assembly.
To Install:
  1. Install the blower motor resistor assembly.
  2. Install the rear screw and tighten the forward screws.
  3. Connect the electrical connectors to the blower motor and resistor assembly.
  4. Install the insulator under the right side of the instrument panel.

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The blower motor stopped working. I would like to know where it is located, and how to change it. Thanks

Right hand side under the dash, remove:

  1. Battery ground negative cable.
  2. Right side instrument panel insulator.
  3. Blower motor cooling hose.
  4. Blower motor electrical connectors.
  5. Blower motor mounting screws.
  6. Blower motor.

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