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No LED for odometer in buick century 2001

About 3 months ago the LED was dim. If I pressed on the trip odometer button several times the mileage would show, but only briefly. Now it wont come on at all.

I NEED to sell this car, but have to prove the low mileage, and without the LED thats impossible.

Any CHEAP ideas?? I don't want to put any more money into this car than I have to because I am buying a new one.


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  • noahzmom Jul 25, 2009

    Thanks Benjamin. One other question that may be an option... is there any way to hook something into the car computer so that I could prove the mileage without having to make the repair?

  • noahzmom Jul 25, 2009

    Thanks a bunch Benjamin!!!



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Sadly no, there is no fuse or bulb to replace and so no easy, cheap fix since this is an LCD unit that is bad. You either have to send the instrument cluster out for repair or replace the lcd odometer with a new unit from the dealer. You could also obtain one from a salvageyard. Check to find a salvaged one which will be your cheapest method of fixing this problem. Let me know how this turns out. Good luck on selling it.


Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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    Benjamin Patri Jul 25, 2009

    If you would put a different cluster in, maybe borrow one from another owner otherwise, no easy way

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    Benjamin Patri Jul 25, 2009

    I meant to say no cheap way, certain scan tools will pick the mileage off of the car, you can try calling AutoZone or a local shop and see if they have a scan tool that will show the mileage since many scanners will not and they aren't cheap so don't buy one.



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