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My shift indicator dash light intermittently goes dim. How can I access the bulb?

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This is not a "bad bulb" situation. The odometer and shift quadrant is an electronic display and to repair it you have to remove the entire instrument panel and send it to GM or an independent repair shop. You can check E-Bay for the name of various shops that repair or replace the instrument panel. If you get a new one, you must have the model number of the current panel. That is obtained by having a mechanic remove your current on. On the back is the model number. I just had to replace mine and it cost me about $150 from a source I found on E-Bay. If you go to your Buick dealer, it will probably cost you close to $400 just for the panel.

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