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Buick Century Electrical/Lights

WHERE IS THE INTERIOR LIGHT SWITCH ON THE DOOR TO OPERATE THEINTERIOR LIGHTS. THIS IS A FOUR DOOR SEDAN, BUICK CENTURY 1991?
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  • I have a 1999 Century, equipped with remote keyless entry. When I press the trunk release button on my remote, all I can hear is a "clicking" inside the car, but the trunk doesn't open. I've checked the fuses, and tested the connections, and found nothing wrong. My car was one of the lucky ones that didn't come with a trunk button inside the car, so I have to get out and unlock it with the key each time, which can be annoying. Speaking of which, is it possible to wire a push switch into the power trunk motor on the trunk lid? I would be very interested in doing this.
  • My wife has a 2004 Buick Century. Lately, (and I confirmed this last night when I was driving it), her headlights have been going out. They went out last night, and I hit the bright switch and they came back on. I switched back to low beams, and they stayed on. The problem didn't occur again. Obviously, this is a nerve-wracking thing, thinking this could happen at any moment. Any fixes out there?
  • I had the same problem a couple years ago. The problem kept getting worse until my lights wouldn't work at all unless I held the high beam on with my hand which wasn't easy while driving and also makes oncoming traffic not too happy. My local dealer told me it was the switch that works the High beams and pretty much everything else in that area and it would cost $700 or more. The part alone was over $350. I found one at a used part store for $125 and installed it myself in about 2 hours. It wasn't easy but worth the hassle for the money. It has worked fine ever since.
  • my girlfriend has a 1990 buick century 4 door 6 cyl. somebody split the cover on the electrical wiring and cut some of the wires im trying to find a schematic or wireing diagram that will tell what color wires go to what. the power windows only work from their respective door switches not from main drivers control also lost the dome lights. the radio just has static no controls. and drivers window doesnt go up or down.i replaced the circuit breakers in the fuse block no luck. can anybody help me out . dealers couldnt help said vehicle to old.
  • i have a 2000 buick century, what does it mean when the security light goes on?
  • hi, i got a ´91 century buick limited and i was wondering if someone could help me telling me how does the luck and unluck system works when changing from park to any other position.

    i´ve seen in any buick that when you change form park to another possition the car lucks automatically, but my car does not do it

    thanks
  • i have a 2000 buick century, what does it mean when the security light goes on?
  • ken68ken68 Posts: 6
    Hmm.. seen that light before got the ignition key with a chip in it? Did the car start and keep running?
    My 2002 Buick Century has a key with a chip on the shank. It surounded by a black rectangle.
    It means your key(chip didn't read)..... That could be a bad thing if the ignition switch is failing cuase it will quit and not start at all.
  • The low beam has a metal diffuser,kind of a "venetial blind". Can I remove this or will it melt the lens...there's none on the high beam, and these bulbs are so dim. My wife says no one even "flashes" her when she drives with the high beams on. Oh, and yes, we've already done the recall. It's a 1999 Limited.
    Thanks for your input.
  • I am installing a cd player in a 2003 Buick Century. Can anyone show me a wiring diagram or tell me what colors the wires for the stereo and speakers are.
  • WHERE IS THE DOOR SWITCH TO CONTROL THE INTERIOR LIGHTS LOCATED. ON A 1991 BUICK CENTURY? THANK YOU
  • I have a 98 Buick century that has the starter trying to engage while the engine is running. This does not happen all the time but can not operate the car because of this condition. I have had the starter and crank relay replaced and it still does it. The mechanic has check the wires in the loom but could not find problem.
    Any suggestions on what might cause the problem.
    Dale Westrick
  • ehzehz Posts: 1
    can anyone help me programming my remote--keyless entry--on a 1995 Buick Century. Much appreciated.
  • nd07nd07 Posts: 1
    The front drivers side window goes down when car is started It will not go back up until the car is put in drive,or sometime it will work if you hit the door. I sometime can hear a click when I hit the switch Is there a relay in the door?
  • '99 Buick Century: Can someone tell me what to do to solve this nightmare?

    Symptoms in order of occurrence:
    1st: driver's side front window, rolls down, but won't come back up and vice-versa; sporadic issue (began 3 years ago)
    2nd: Instrument panel and running lights (tail lights) go out; ongoing issue-I've changed headlight/lamp switch 3x to remedy this...something's blowing it instead, I think; ongoing problem. (began 2 years ago)
    3rd: trunk won't open...I can press the button on the key chain and inside the dash, I can hear a click from inside the car, but nothing while standing by my trunk; began as a sporadic issue, is now ongoing. (began a few months ago)

    What I've done to try and remedy these issues:
    #1-changed/checked all fuses, including those under the hood.
    #2-As mentioned above, replaced headlight/lamp switch 3x.

    Has anyone else had these problems with their car? If so, what did you have to do to fix it?
  • My 1999 Century does the same thing but it does have a trunk release button inside the glove compartment--It still won't open.
  • My 1999 Century does the same thing but it does have a trunk release button inside the glove compartment--It still won't open.

    I opened the trunk and looked in the plastic casing over the wiring between the trunk jam and the trunk lid. It looked like the wiring was cut (by the hinge?) and all the wires were crossing. I spliced them all over again and everything worked great.
  • Thanks! I will check that on mine!
  • Recently had a mechanic replace the starter on my 1995 Buick Century (6-cyl). As I drove the car back home, I noticed the ABS light was on. Further investigation revealed that -- although I had turn-signals, the radio worked, and fuses I could examine in the glove box fuse panel were good -- I had no headlights, no brake lights, no interior lights, no courtesy lights, the power locks didn't work, and the radio reset everytime I turned-off the ignition. (Didn't check cruise control or hazard lights.)

    Is there a connection?

    I think there are four fusible links in wires going to the starter motor. Could one or more of these have been damaged during starter replacement and cause all this? Or (I hate to think it!) could the car's computer have been rigged during diagnostics to cause it?
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    My wife has a 2004 Buick Century. Lately, (and I confirmed this last night when I was driving it), her headlights have been going out. They went out last night, and I hit the bright switch and they came back on. I switched back to low beams, and they stayed on. The problem didn't occur again. Obviously, this is a nerve-wracking thing, thinking this could happen at any moment. Any fixes out there?

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    neight (Nov 17, 2007 12:02 pm)

    #4 of 21 Re: Buick Century Headlights [mbaldock] by neight Nov 17, 2007 (12:02 pm)
    Replying to: mbaldock (Nov 16, 2007 6:40 am)

    I had the same problem a couple years ago. The problem kept getting worse until my lights wouldn't work at all unless I held the high beam on with my hand which wasn't easy while driving and also makes oncoming traffic not too happy. My local dealer told me it was the switch that works the High beams and pretty much everything else in that area and it would cost $700 or more. The part alone was over $350. I found one at a used part store for $125 and installed it myself in about 2 hours. It wasn't easy but worth the hassle for the money. It has worked fine ever since.
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    I am having the same problem pretty much with my 2002 Buick Centery. I have had it for two and a half years and really like it. But a few months ago my lights started going out on me once in awhile. They would come back on if I pulled the lever toward me. Then my bright lights stopped working all together. The lights don't go out at night anymore. When I have the low beams on I can pull the lever toward me and the brights will come on, but if I let it go all the lights go out. I was told it will cost $600 for this job.

    Does anyone know of a recall on this? Seems rather early for something like this to happen. Any ideas??
  • mringersmringers Posts: 1
    I have 1998 buick century the right front signal does not flash some time it will but very slowly and only when the driving lights are on not the headlights.The rear right flashes quickly the drivers side is ok and so are the hazzards some times the wipers will start to move by them self I think I have to replace the turn signal switch does this sound like the problem .
    thanks mike
  • scottm7635scottm7635 Posts: 11
    Those are strange problems. As far as I see it, it's either that multifunction lever or crossed wires. Centurys have a problem with wires cracking and getting crossed.
  • hmcflyhmcfly Posts: 1
    I have a 2002 Buick Century and I'm having trouble with one of my power windows. It's the front passenger side, I have replaced the motor and regulator 3 times now in a 12 month period. I have a lifetime warranty on it but they are looking at me funny now when I return it. They seem to think that I'm getting power surges when I use it. I get about 10 uses before it dies. When I do use it, it interferes with the radio, could this be the window relay that is going bad? Is there anyway that I can check to see that the voltage is not spiking to the window motor.
    Where is the window relay? any ideas?

    thanks
  • boogpowlboogpowl Posts: 1
    The battery cables were disconnected so the anti-theft device is on. Can I go somewhere to get the code so I don`t have to pay the dealership?
  • hi, im having same problem with my girlfriends car. the window problem is most likely not the switch, its the wires either inside the door or inside the door boot. my problem is the harness coming out of the switch. you can test by prying out switch( pry from the side of the switch that is closest to the front of car) turn key to run, hold up or down on switch and wiggle harness. it should then work intermittently. if thats the case then the conductor (metal inside) is broken or cracked loose etc inside wire insulation. as for the trunk release im troubleshooting that now. i hear relay clicking inside car but am getting no trigger at trunk release. bad relay?
  • my service engine soon light comes on when i go over 60-65mph on the freeway. when i drive in the city it never goes on, and it resets when i turn the car off and back on. ever heard of this??
  • The right front turn signal doesn't work, the rear right turn signal flashes rapidly. The right turn signal on the dash doesn't illuminate but you can hear the rapid clicking sound. I have replaced the bulbs in each. The bulbs and lamps do work if i turn on the hazards.

    I believe this is a switch problem and I'm looking for instructions on how to replace it. Any ideas?
  • I have a 2001 buick century that had the light go out in the area of the cluster where the trip milage is displayed and where the totals miles is displayed.
    I was wondering if this is a simple fix or if I need a whole new/used cluster. If a replacment is in order where is the best place to find a good used one for not alot of money. Any other info would be greatly appreciated.\ Thank all.
    Mike
  • I have a 1995 Buick Century. The dash lights are out. When I put the headlights on the radio light goes out. Also, the lights showing the door handles and the power locks and windows are out. What fuse do I replace if it is a fuse?
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