Question about 1997 Buick Century
The odometer in this car is a true LED (light emitting diodes), they are a known problem and I see many posts on the problem, I own this same car and dread this will happen to my car, the fix is this, you must remove the speedometer from the car and send it out to have the gear position display replaced, the local dealer can do this or u can do it yourself, here is one such company on the internet that does this repair, the cost is about $200 USD, the company will provide detailed instructions on removal of the cluster on request.
Posted on May 12, 2010
Its possible that you have bad harnesses connections in there, or bad soldiers in the electronic board; first step check all the fuses, next, take off the instrument cluster to check; read this procedure for 1997-00 Buick...
CAUTION All models covered by this guide are be equipped with a Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system, which uses an air bag. Whenever working near any of the SIR components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SIR, as described in this section.
Fig. Instrument panel cluster trim plate and related components-1997-00 Buick models
Fig. Front view of instrument cluster removal and rear view of the wiring harness connectors-1997-00 Buick models
For the SHIFT GEAR INDICATOR check the bulb behind the indicator, its an LED display and a part of the instrument/speedometer cluster. You can remove it, ship it, and have it repaired for $100-$200.
Hope this help.
Posted on May 12, 2010
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