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#91 of 123 2003 buick century dash/tail lights out
Jul 12, 2011 (8:56 am)
Last time we needed to drive at night we realized that our dash lights were out, as well as our tail lights, and the courtesy lights for lock/window on the doors. Turned out that the stadium chairs we keep in our trunk were pushing on a bit of wiring that was poking out from the holes to access the tail lights. The wires were being pushed against the sharp metal edge of the holes, thus causing a short and blowing a fuse. The taillight fuse also controls the dashboard and door lights (it doesn't say that in the manual, it was discovered by trial and error...) We taped up the wire that was shorting, and pushed the wiring back into it's access hole. Replaced the traillight fuse, and the issue was solved. It was NOT the "dimmer" fuse as we originally thought. Wish the manual had noted that dash lights were on the taillight fuse!
#92 of 123 Re: Instument panel lights out / tail lights don't work [rareruby]
Jul 13, 2011 (6:18 am)
Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it.
#93 of 123 Re: '03 Buick Century Cluster lights? [eedueck]
Jul 18, 2011 (4:53 pm)
I have the same problem. What did you do?
#94 of 123 Re: Cluster light not working [21ert11]
Jul 19, 2011 (2:36 pm)
Where can I find a replacement cluster for 2001 Buick Century
#95 of 123 Re: Cluster light not working [mushka]
Jul 19, 2011 (4:28 pm)
I cannot vouch for this company as I have not used them; however, I did find this company that repairs an instrument panel.
#96 of 123 Re: Cluster light not working [mushka]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jul 21, 2011 (7:58 am)
You can also check www.car-part.com. They have a pretty good list of parts from salvage yards all over the country. If you don't feel comfortable ordering, you can always use the site to help find a salvage yard near you, then you can work with them on getting the replacement part.
Sep 08, 2011 (7:28 am)
i have been reading past discussions and mine is different. my dashlights are out meaning my odometer and my gear shift for my 2001 buick century custom now my lights are out but my tail lights still work what do i do?
#98 of 123 Re: my dash lights [ggriffin1990]
Sep 08, 2011 (11:05 am)
If it is just the odometer and gear shift lights that are out, go to Youtube and do a search for Buick Century dash lights... Eventually you will find info and video about the four resistors that need to be replaced. Worked for me. Cost less than 2 bucks from Radio Shack. Of course I took out the dash, get instructions... I had a friend who was more experienced at sodering to soder on the new resistors. Saved me a bundle.
#99 of 123 Re: Buick Century Headlights [century003]
Oct 26, 2011 (2:30 pm)
I got a 2004 buick century with the same problem of the headlites going off,then hitting the hi beams makes them come back,,any solutions ?? Zapp
#100 of 123 instrument panel lights / tail lights out
Nov 06, 2011 (10:13 am)
I have a 2003 Buick century, which for the past couple weeks has been driving me crazy with blown bulbs. First was the back up lights, replaced those, then tail lights, replaced those (one by one), then brake light. I eventually replaced every bulb in the rear light cluster. Now instrument panel and all tail lights out, found the bad 15 amp fuse replaced it and still no lights. When everything started I did notice a hairline crack in the tail lens which was allowing water to get into the tail lens and corrode the bulb housings. I sealed the crack and checked for any damaged wiring however other than a little corrosion which i cleaned, nothing. Please help I'm pulling my hair out. I'm pretty sure its a short in the wiring however electrical wiring diagrams are like french to me. PLEASE PLEASE tell me any advise on where you think I should start looking for the short. Thanks