These gauges can be either analog the needle type or digital. My wife and I kind of just dealt with the absence of indicators for a few months until I finally got around to fixing it. Worked like a charm and I saved myself a good 400. It is almost always the resistors. If circuits are okay, repair instrument cluster. Go to Youtube and do a search on Buick Regal Instrument Cluster repair.
May happen when vehicle is warm or when driving with lights on. The odometer must be sent out of state for over a week. The sticker on the window says oil change is due in a couple weeks or 89,000 miles. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the engine stalled. It's not just a simple repair, you're gonna have no choice but to replace the instrument cluster.
If wire is okay, replace instrument cluster. More than likely it was the last thing you changed that caused the problem. I removed the dash panel to see if there was a bulb that needed replacing. I watched a couple videos on how to sauder, but it's not difficult. I replaced them as well and then nothing worked. I too have this going on.
I do not know if I want to put those into my car though. They won't stand behind their defective product, which is now my problem. Fortunately, I read about the resistor problem before I put too many miles on the replacement cluster. It does not have an inspection sticker and I cannot get it inspected without having the mileage on it. If you 'fixed' it and it doesn't work, you probably overlooked one that has poor contact or can't solder worth crap like me. It does not have an inspection sticker and I cannot get it inspected without having the mileage on it. But the gear shift indicator and odometer are all tied in to the same circuit.
Spoke directly with gm customer relations specialist on 3 separate occasions, who sent me to their gm dealership for inspection. If the odometer and tripometer are split left to right you will need 2 drive and 2 worm gears. If it is not lighting up, it is a module. The dealer stated that the electrical system was faulty. I watched a couple videos on how to sauder, but it's not difficult. My battery has not drained enough for me to not start the car and the stereo has been in for two weeks I've just run out of time to rip it all out again. From talking with the service tech at the Buick dealership in anderson, indiana he said it is a common occurance.
Sounds like a problem that should be covered because of a defective part. Thank u for ur time, i hope to hear frm u soon, i kno ur very busy helping other ppl. This has happened approximately 6 times in the past two years resulting in an extremely dangerous situation. The last thing you changed was the resistors from Radio Shack. While driving 20 mph, the engine stalled. With the case completely removed, you should be able to see the complete circuit board.
All four original 150 Ohm resistors were burned and ready to fall off the circuit board. Therefore you can not see mileage and the shifting of gears. It turns out the instrument cluster is one large module. There are not any service bulletins for this particular condition, but a couple in reference to general diagnostics, stressing the fact that poor connections are often the cause of intermittent conditions. The 06 grand prix was still under warranty but the dealer refused to correct the problem.
In my opinion, this wire is not connected to the right thing, so when your dash lights kick on, the stereo is shutting off as a safety precaution. Fault codes are a very valuabule starting point in any diagnosis. I know my vehicle 02 Century was high mileage but the other two are not. I spent a few hours today researching the problem and decided to fix it instead of replacing it. One day I was driving our 2001 Buick Century Custom, and I noticed that the odometer wasn't lit up. The replacement cluster had only 30,000mi or so on it when I knew I actually had over 200k on the car. In mine it was the drivers infomation lcd that was out.
The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Just get a basic kit. My grandfather owns a fleet of taxis, all of them Buick Century's and Buick Regals. Dan 1997 Buick Century Front Wheel Drive the digital odometer is out. I had sent this to an electronics repair shop in the south. If you do not see your particular vehicle listed, please call us at to discuss a quote for your cluster. He hasn't had a problem since.