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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Buick Century - Body & Interior - 7/10/2014
    My 1997 Buick has a transmission indicator and mileage indicator in dash. The light in the background does not work.
    The light in the background of this gear indicator does not work and I have checked most of the fuses. Anybody know what the cure would be for this ? It also shows the total mileage of the vehicle as well as the mileage for the last tank of gas.
    • AutoMD Member
      7/10/2014 AutoMD Member
      I had this problem on my 2000 Buick Century. The instrument cluster circuit board, which is located inside the instrument cluster has four resistors on the upper right side of the board. One had came unsoldered and fallen out. I replaced all four resisters with 150 ohm 1/2 watt resistors. Solved the problem. Removing the instrument cluster is not too difficult.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Buick Rainier - Body & Interior - 6/29/2014
    Remotes,radio,rear windshield wiper quit working
    Check fuses,and did battery's in remotes
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  • Aaron1037
    Aaron1037 - 1998 Buick Park Avenue - Body & Interior - 6/27/2014
    Seat Belt Repair / Recall
    I recently purchased this Park Avenue as-is and discovered that a couple things do not fully function on vehicle. My biggest concern at this point is that the front passenger seat belt does not deploy from the bottom. First- ( this may be a long shot) is there a ...
    • Jimm
      5/27/2014 Jimm
      Check with the manufacturer; Buick - and the local dealership organization as the first steps. Typically, any safety recall - if there is one issued - does not have an expiration date.

      If no recall exists, then the new seat belt assemblies are readily available in the aftermarket - be sure to not purchase used / salvage seat belts in attempt to save some cost.
      6/26/2014 Aaron1037
      Thanks for the advice Jimm. I contacted the dealer and there was no recall for this particular issue. They did have the assembly available for $275.00 minus the cost of labor.
    • Jimm
      6/27/2014 Jimm
      Here is the seat belt recall information for your vehicle, and there is also recall for some 1998 model Buicks for defective belt retractors.

      1998 Buick PARK-AVENUE Recall
      Date Announced: 5/2/2000

      Description of Recall:

      Action Needed To Fix It:

      Contact your local Buick Service Center.

      For the sources of aftermarket seat belt assemblies;, - to name a few possibilities.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Buick Terraza - Body & Interior - 6/11/2014
    How do I fix my rear air conditioning?
    I have a rebuilt 2005 buick terraza cxl with 127000 original miles on it. My front air condition blows cold air, but my rear air condition is not working or blowing. The check engine light error code of 0480 .
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Buick Terraza - Body & Interior - 6/11/2014
    My rear air conditioning won't blow cold air and rear fan will not turn on and want to know how to fix it.
    I have a rebuilt 2005 buick terraza cxl with 127000 original miles on it. My front air condition blows cold air, but my rear air condition is not working or blowing. The check engine light error code of 0480
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Buick Rainier - Body & Interior - 6/7/2014
    Remote works then doesn't work.
    If I unlock tailgate manually, once I open it up remote works for a while(one day). Then quits and have to unlock tailgate manually again to get it to work.
    0 answer
  • Howard Bolyard
    Howard Bolyard - 2005 Buick LaCrosse - Body & Interior - 5/7/2014
    How to fix a door handle
    2005 Buick LaCrosse door handle
    • GT500Knights
      5/7/2014 GT500Knights
      Need mor information to be able to provide instructions. Interior or exterior door handle? Front or rear door?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Buick Rendezvous - Body & Interior - 5/6/2014
    No air is coming out of front vents when ac or heat is on.
    I checked fuses and the blower motor and both are fine. When i try to make air come out of front vents it does not work at all.
    • jdl
      5/6/2014 jdl
      When problem is ongoing, can you hear the blower motor running? If blower motor is working, could be issue with directional door under the dash.
      6/18/2014 AutoMD Member
      I have the same problem blower is not running motor is not running at all.
  • H_wood
    H_wood - 1992 Buick Regal - Body & Interior - 5/5/2014
    How to Unlatch Left Door with disabled handles?
    Buick external handle type is like a one-arm-bandid and breaks off in extreme cold. My mechanic replaced left door handle. One day later handle's internal mechanism failed to open door from outside and inside. I looked down window slot to find a place to ...
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  • jendan630
    jendan630 - 1989 Buick Electra - Body & Interior - 4/29/2014
    While removing my wifes wheel chair from trunk i must have shifted the latch mechanism now I cannot close trunk .
    it is not lined up with the top latch help please have to take wife to drs appointment I took the motor part off but dont now how to straighten out the bottom hinge
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Buick Regal - Body & Interior - 4/23/2014
    Door window weatherstripping
    I need the drivers side window weatherstripping. do you have any suggestions, as to where I could find this?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Buick Skylark - Body & Interior - 4/19/2014
    Driver side corner light
    Best practice suggestions on replacing the corner light
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Buick Skylark - Body & Interior - 4/19/2014
    Corner light installation
    Just looking for any specific instructions to replace the corner light, driver side. This is a neighbor's car, so I don't have a lot of information; however, I did see a panel/cover over the light under the hood. any best practice suggestions would be appreciated!
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Buick Regal - Body & Interior - 4/8/2014
    Frount left blinker not blinking
    my front left blinker will not blink when turning the switch on but my back blinks fast now the weird part when I take my back light cover off and change the light bulb front still will not blink the parking lamp and daylight running lamps are the blinkers and ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      If the front left blinker is not working then the cause lies specifically with the bulb (I am sure that you ruled this out already) or the socket itself or a broken wire leading to the socket. The black wire coming into the socket has to be a ground. Confirm that it is. The wire goes to the front left side of the radiator support.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Buick LeSabre - Body & Interior - 4/1/2014
    Why do i only get cold air out the passenger side vents?
    It only blows cold air out the passenger side vents. On max cool or normal
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/1/2014 HouseCallAuto
      It means that the system is low on refrigerant most likely, however, there is one possible other cause depending upon if the car has the optional dual zone climate control whiuch has individual temperature settings for the driver side and pass side, in that case the driver side blend door actuator could be stuck in one position. To confirm this, that would mean that if you were to try to alter the temperature setting for the driver side only while the problem is present that the temperature of the discharge air would remain unchanged.
      4/3/2014 AutoMD Member
      There is no duel climate control. Thank You for responding
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