Question about 2001 Buick Regal
I left the key in the ignition and the battery died, when i boosted the needles in the cluster went hay-wire and the speedometer got stuck behind the pin.
Here is how it happens, The positive battery cable was loose, after adjusting the battery cable the speedometer needle went under the retention ping.
How to fix it:
1- remove the positive battery cable
2- have a person to look at the speedometer needle
3- Make the battery cable to touch the positive terminal of the battery (this will make the needle to jump over the retention pin)
4- Tight cable again.
Posted on May 19, 2010
Happened to me, too. Here's what somebody told me to do (and it worked). Press and hold trip odometer until something comes on screen (mine said "ver 5.2). Then it runs through some E codes, and then there's a light show - all lights and gauges run through their paces. Annnnnd yer done. Works a treat.
Posted on Nov 04, 2012
You can try tapping on the cluster to see if you can free the needled up. However, the safest way to fix this is to remove and open the cluster and manually fix the situation.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
Whenever you jumpstart, the proper way to do it is to start the car first that does the boosting,and charge for at least a few minutes, otherwise something can be damaged while cranking with a weak battery. The voltage on a weak battery gets pulled down low, and after releasing the starter, the voltage shoots up causing a voltage spike.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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