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98 Buick Century: Odometer Doesn't work; Shift lights don't ...

I just recently bought this Buick from a friend and it has a few problems. The odometer and shift lights don't work and the radio doesn't work. The friend who I bought this vehicle from replace the stereo and right after he did that that's when these problems began to occur. I took out the radio and check the wiring and everything looks okay. I checked the fuse pannel under the hood and on the passenger's door and all the fuses were good. I am also having problems with the AC/Heat. The compressor doesn't even kick on, when you turn the knobs on the AC/Heat controls nothing happens. Could this be also causing the odometer, shifter lights, and the radio not to function? If you could help me I would really really apperciate it.

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  • Michael May 28, 2009

    Also, this car has nearly 152,000 miles on it because the odometer and shifter lights came on dimly. This is a great car and I can get at least another 100k off it.




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I was told that the bulb blew out when this happened to my car and you have to remove the dashboard to replace it. As far as the heat and air I had to replace the blower motor and the problem was solved. Buy one of those $20 car manuals, that's how i usually figure out whats wrong.

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