Replacing Power Window Regulator/Motor on 97-05 Buick Century
Here is how to replace a window regulator and motor in a 97-05 Buick Century. This procedure is similar in most vehicles. Sometimes the manufacturer uses rivets instead of bolts, but in that case you can just drill out the rivets and use nuts and bolts if there is room, or just replace the rivets if you have a rivet gun. This part only cost $50 (free shipping) from 1aauto.com for this application, and only took approximately 35 minutes to install. If you have any questions, just use the comments section or message me!
How car window regulators work
This video shows how a window regulator works in a car or truck. It also
shows how easily they can break and why they have to be replaced.
Buick Century Odometer
Fixed a non-working odometer gear selection indicator. Problem is 4
resistors on the back of the instrument panel cluster (ipc) that come
dislodged over time due to a manufacturing defect.
What not to do when replacing a power window motor
When replacing a power window motor on a newer cable style regulator you
should NOT let the cable wheel get out of the transmission housing. We are
all human though so this video shows you what to do if you make this
mistake. This video is universal and applies to any make, model or year
with a cable style window regulator and power window motor.
2001 Buick Century instrument cluster odometer repair
Had a 2001 Buick century with an instrument cluster that had an inoperatve
odometer, PRNDL display. I noticed when I twisted the circuit board that
the sisplay would flash on. Found some resistors with cracked solder
joints, repaired them and it works again.