Last post on Feb 04, 2013 at 7:07 AM
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Buick Century, Lights, Electrical, Sedan
#108 of 117 Speedometer lights out
Jan 01, 2012 (4:59 pm)
Hi, I have a 2005 Buick century. My lights behind the speedometer went out, not the lights for the P/R/D. I took my dashboard apart and replaced the lightbulbs thinking this would work, but when we tested the lights, they still didn't turn on? Can anyone pls help?!! Thank you!!
#109 of 117 Re: instrument panel lights / tail lights out [headrjo222]
Jan 09, 2012 (12:17 am)
I had this problem with my 2001 Century. After checking everything I coud think of and replacing many fuses, I accidently found the cause of the problem.
While opening my trunk with the lights on after just replacing a fuse, the fuse blew again, but in the darkness of the trunk I caught a glimpse of a electrical spark near the right side trunk hinge.
I found the problem. The wiring harness retainer does not allow enough slack in the harness where it comes into the trunk lid from the body. The wiring eventually breaks from flexing at that point. The wires then short together knocking out taillights, and all dash and control panel lighting.
I got many outrageous repair quotes and suggested solutions before stumbling on the simple answer to this problem.
I hope this helps you even though your post was a while back. Maybe it will help others too.
#110 of 117 Dash Lights/ Tail Lights
Jan 12, 2012 (8:22 am)
Thanks oldiron86. We bought an 02 Century 5 weeks ago and 3 nights ago, I had no dash lights. After finding your message, we checked the tail lights and realized they were out, too. We unhooked some of the wires to try to find the bad wire by trial and error and after blowing 4 fuses, we think we have narrowed it down some. I now have dash lights and tail lights, but no back-ups or license plate lights. The wires had all already been taped up with electrician's tape, though. The dealership where we bought the car wants $90 for a diagnostic and then go from there. I am not excited about spending more money on this vehicle. I'm guessing I need to remove the electrical tape to see if I can figure out which wire is bad?
#112 of 117 aaaaaaaaaaaaa help ha ha
Apr 07, 2012 (4:50 pm)
ok i gotta 1999 century im looking at cooling fans wont work tested all relays and they work one fan was burned out i replaced both and all fuses going to it. another issue is the ignition seems messed up turn on key to start and car starts right away minus the turning it that one click forward to start then it goes back to stay in the run position i turn it forward and back a few times sometimes it works again sometimes it does not. ok most of the times it does not put in new ignition switch and key worked for a while like 8 hours now back to square one. i am gonna try this trunk wiring ordeal to see if thats the culprit. however i had a 2001 lumina that the cooling fans quit working on as well caused my junk plastic intake gasket that those gm morons used to crack which i had to replace which i found the special tool and did so. and of course got the upgraded metal gasket. i am lost i have checked all fuses and relays. please help going to wire the cooling fans to a toggle switch for now.
#113 of 117 2000 buick centry
Jan 06, 2013 (7:57 pm)
the check eng light and the abs light and the trac light are on and sometimes goses off
has anyone els had this problme and mybe could shine some light on this
i try and pull codes and it comes up w nothing
i was thinking mybe the ecm or body control moduel ?
let me know oh the low tire light as well and i check the tire presser and nothing
#114 of 117 1999 buick century
Jan 23, 2013 (7:54 pm)
after getting intake manifold gasket replaced, next day engine wont start w/o revving gas, 3 days later radio and windows don't work. replaced ignition switch. mine definately was bad. started right up first day , radio and windows work on On position but not while running?? engine will start sometimes w/o revv
ing, but mostly have to rev to start. also stalls out when making turns. engine revs high on its own sometimes. My friend who is a wrench head is baffled. It is odd it ran purrfect before the gasket manifold was replaced? My wrench head was outta town so had it done elsewhere. mechanic accepts no responsibllity. any help would be appreciated.
#115 of 117 right headlight wont work 2003 buick century
Feb 04, 2013 (5:22 am)
I have a 2003 buick century the right side headlight wont work, i replaced the bulb and still wont work. I have power to the conector on the red wire. I put the new bulb in the left side and it worked there. I'm stumped now help?
thank you any help wecome
#116 of 117 abs light serivce enge light trac light
Feb 04, 2013 (7:05 am)
my abs,serivce eng light and trac n low tire light on ........i have
been looking online and havent seen anything that the cluster
is the problme bc all i have seen is there bulbs not lighting up
and they come on after starting the car and putting it in gear
and sometimes not comeing on for a short while but then come
on and i check for codes in the ecm and i reset the sereivce light
and it dont reset the light and i check w the dealer and they said
the cluster is usaly at falut and had one there w the same problme
lol but they didnt check it out and he thut it was the cluster
#117 of 117 Re: right headlight wont work 2003 buick century [radracing]
Feb 04, 2013 (7:07 am)
do u have a gd ground ?