BUICK CENTURY & REGAL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER REMOVAL PROCEDURE BY: CLUSTER FIX
Cluster fix demonstrates removing an instrument gauge cluster on a 2003
As an added precaution it is recommended that you disconnect the negative
battery terminal before unplugging and plugging in the instrument cluster.
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GM Electronic Gear Indicator and Tripometer Odometer Cluster
Didn't light up anymore. This video is pretty short on details, I didn't
have much time :)
Symptoms: PRND321 and Tripometer/Odometer no longer light. Everything else
works as normal.
What you need:
Basic soldering skills
Rosin soldering flux
Rosin core solder
4 150 ohm 1/5 watt resistors
The 1999 Buick Century dash only has one screw holding the cover that
crosses the whole thing. It is under the fuse cover on the passenger side
of the vehicle.
There are four screws that hold the cluster in the dash, they are in the
four corners. The electrical connector needs to be squeezed from the top
and bottom to be removed.
Apply rosin flux to solder pads on circuit board and leads from resistors
before beginning soldering.
DIY Odometer Reprogramming
A simple instructional video illustrating how to program your digital car
odometer using simple electronics, a computer with a serial port, some
soldering knowledge and an understanding of hexi-decimal programming.
LINK TO EXCEL SPREADSHEET FOR ODOMETER DECODING:
Most vehicles store their digital odometer reading on the instrument
cluster on a re-writable EEPROM chip. Once the chip is located, it can be
de-soldered from the board and connected to a computer's serial port where
its data can be downloaded and manipulated.
The data on the chip is coded in inverted hex values. Through
experimentation, a pattern was observed that related the values to the
digits on the odometer's LCD display. The data is then edited and rewritten
to the chip, which is then re-soldered to the odometer board and put back
into the car.
Legal stuff: It is illegal to modify or roll back your odometer reading
without full disclosure to a potential purchaser of your vehicle.
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.
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!
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement
Fix It Right! - Intake Manifold Gasket Replacement (S1E4)
Demonstrated on a 2004 Buick Century 3.1L V6 FWD.
In this video, we demonstrate how to perform an intake manifold gasket
replacement on a front-wheel-drive 3.1L V6 engine, in this case in a 2004
Buick Century. This is a common point of failure on General Motors' 3.1L,
3.4L, and 3.8L V6 engines, which are used in a large number of passenger
cars across most of GM's model lines.
*** DIY POSSIBLE, BUT TOUGH ***
This repair task should only be attempted by advanced DIYers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the disclaimer text at the start of the video
before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be
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