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#507 of 592 Re: 2002 Buick Century [qwerty57]
Aug 31, 2010 (3:13 pm)
Sorry for getting in on this so late, but I just found this website.
I am not a mechanic by any means, but I have had problems with my windows for years. I finally took it to a dealer to have it diagnosed. The verdict: a short in the right passenger door lock actuator. I can only raise/lower my windows with the right passenger door open because of this. I have not fixed it yet because I have heard horror stories about taking apart a door due to all of the electrical parts involved in power locks and power windows.
#508 of 592 Re: I desperatly need a wiring diagram for a 1993 Buick Century [lilfilthypaws]
Sep 14, 2010 (9:21 pm)
I really need this electrical diagram too
#509 of 592 Century struggling to idle/run with AC on
Sep 17, 2010 (7:47 pm)
As my title says, my mom's '99 Buick Century struggles to sit at idle for more than a few seconds with the AC on. It will start to shake and then when you give it gas, it starts to back fire on you. If you turn the AC off, it will idle just fine and accelerate with no problems. Is this is a fuel line being clogged up? Or is it something else? Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!
P.S. I told her to consider running up to Auto Zone and buying some Lucas fuel cleaner to see if it will help any.
#510 of 592 95 buick century airbag deployed -minimal damage to front
Sep 24, 2010 (1:30 pm)
I slid on a slick road and hit the car in front of me; airbag deployed on my 1995 buick cent. 3.1 v6, amazingly fast--bag expanded and contracted in a fraction of a second. No injuries for either party. Didn't even realize what happened until bag deflated. I can't tell how fast I was going but there was minimal damage to my front end, so little that when I showed it to my mechanic, he said if I could order an aftermarket front end panel, that's all it would need. I ended up buying the panel for $150 and installed it myself. That was 5,000 miles ago. No observable differences in the ride. First time I had an accident. Any idea what minimal speed on impact for air bag to deploy like that? Also, obviously airbag is no good. I cut it out with a mat knife, and driving only with seat belt. With 80,000 miles on it, I figure best thing would be to donate it when I'm ready to get rid of it. Will I get anything for it as a tax donation?
#511 of 592 Re: 95 buick century airbag deployed -minimal damage to front [tlon7]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 24, 2010 (2:53 pm)
At what speed the airbag deploys varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some went as low as 6-12 mph but now the premium cars seem to think 18 mph is about right.
Donation rules have changed so you might get very little for it. Could be better for you to sell it to someone who knows how to re-install an airbag. I'd sell it as a "parts car only" and write that in 3 foot letters on the Bill of Sale.
#512 of 592 Re: 99buick trouble [will_man]
Oct 12, 2010 (5:23 pm)
i think where your coming from with this is that your car has twilight sentinel automatic headlamp control in other words it turns your lights on and off automatically and when you shut the car off, and take the key out, the lights stay on for approximately a minute and a half (90 seconds) for this particular model. the chiming with already having the key out might be that you had your lights left on by accident or something else. it also chimes when you lock the car when you push the lock button on the drivers door. also for future advice if you want to shut your lights off right away after you shut the car off just pull the lights knob out once and push it back in and wella your lights are off. hope this is helpful to you.
#513 of 592 Re: 1999 Buick Century Relay location [mfranchuk]
Oct 12, 2010 (5:55 pm)
hey there, sounds like you meant the twilight sentinel option that turns the lights on automatically. The location of it is on the drivers side of the defroster vent/grille in the left front corner of the vent and it should look like a dome-shaped photocell. hope this helps!
#514 of 592 Where to buy a power window motor for century 95?
Oct 21, 2010 (5:27 am)
I was the victim of predatory towing; worse is that the guy messed up my driver's side door, so the power window won't work (buick century 1995 3.1 liter 6 cyl). It needs a new power window motor. How can I find the number to this part to order it? My mechanic said he'd install it for me if I got a replacement motor -- either used or new one. Can this be something that can be pulled at a junkyard? Thanks.
#515 of 592 Re: Where to buy a power window motor for century 95? [tlon7]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 21, 2010 (6:10 am)
Try this website for a used part:
#516 of 592 Odometer not working Century 95 V6 3.1
Nov 19, 2010 (2:02 pm)
I have two questions about my Buick Century. I'll ask one here and the other separately; they're two different issues. My odometer (and trip odometer) stopped working. Brought it to my mechanic--who's also a friend. He tried to tighten the contacts and clean in & around speed sensor. The fix lasted ten minutes. Odometer stopped working after the first bump in the road. Did this twice. Now we're shopping for a speed sensor plug. Is there a difference between the actually speed sensor and the plug, or do they come attached as one unit? He said he'd first replace the speed sensor plug to see what happens (so as to keep the price down). Then, if that doesn't work, go from there. Could the problem be coming from the dashboard end of the connection? Any advice is appreciated.