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2000 buick century-odometer & gear/trans indicator lights out

I have a 2000 Buick Century 4D. My odometer and gear/trans indicator cluster do not illuminate anymore. At the same time my gas gauge stopped working accurately. The gas gauge shows that it's full almost all of the time. When I refuel, it shows that the tank is empty for a few minutes, then goes back to full. I've read that to fix the odometer I should replace a few resistors on the entire instrument cluster board. I've also read that it may just be a light bulb. From the looks of it, the odometer and gear indicator have their own housing on the board so I do not understand how a bulb can be the culprit. Any ideas? I can't pass inspection until I fix this problem. Thanks so much everyone.

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Sadly no, there is no fuse or bulb to replace. You either have to send the instrument cluster out for repair or replace it with a new unit from the dealer. You could also obtain a serviceable one from a salvage yard. Most shops should be able to replace the instrument cluster or advise who can repair it.

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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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yes but if the fuse is not bad then it is a blown bulb. pull the insterment panel aff dash and locat the blown light. replace and have fun

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Odometer and shifter display does not light up

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 buick century and the odometer and gear

This is a very common problem. I too have this going on. I found a Edmunds Forum and a poster has a fix, at least for him. Link: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX?14@@.ef22120/307#MSG307 and see if this is your problem too. I ordered a new headlight switch. Its an easy replacement too. Remove the left side dash panel, two screws and the 20 pin connector. Hope this helps.

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