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The odometer display on my 2000 Buick Regal out.

The odometer display only on my 2000 Buick Regal slowly dimmed and is now out completely and does not light up when the headlights are turned on.

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  • Bruce Hathcock May 11, 2010

    did you adjust the head light or pannel contorl light? there is a knob to adust the light for brightness?

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The bulbs are out in the cluster.

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YES on the back of the instrument cluster there are 4 diods (circuits) that can be purchased at most electronic storesor you can also replace the cluster. you can get it on eBay for under $100

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I noticed this is an old question but I went through this myself. There are some resisters on the back of the instrument panel that over time wear out and pretty much turn to into a brittle piece of carbon. They will pretty much desolve in your fingers. I found a site that had a video showing much resisters need to be replaced and that you can get them from Radio Shack for a few dollars. The hard part I had was the contacts are very fragile and it is very easy to mess up the contacts. I was able to restore the odometer and the side led screen "turbo, oil life, etc" but it's a lot dimmer than it originally was and I wasn't able to restore the background glow of the dash. It's been a while so I don't know where I found the video but I'm pretty sure it's still out there. A new "used" instrument panel costs arround $800.

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