1998 Buick Century turn indicator

Tiny
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  • 1998 BUICK CENTURY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 128,000 MILES
How do I change the bulb? Left side, rear. I don't know how to get in to the cluster.
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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 2:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you is your model the Custom or Limited and what is your engine size in liter.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 11:43 AM
Tiny
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The car is a 'Custom' and has a 3.1L engine.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 1:28 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Here is the info you requested. Sorry, our manual doesn't offer any pics for this.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
Removal & Installation
1. Using small flat-blade tool, pry access hole covers from instrument panel. Remove screws from ends and lower right edge of instrument panel cluster trim plate. Open glove box door. Pull right lower instrument panel trim plate away from instrument panel.
2. Tilt steering column to lowest position. Grasping right edge of trim plate, work toward left to release trim plate from retaining clips. Remove instrument panel cluster trim plate.
3. Remove push-pin retainers from top of instrument cluster. Rotate top of cluster rearward, and disengage locating pins on bottom of cluster at instrument panel. Disconnect electrical connector. Remove instrument cluster.
4. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten instrument panel cluster trim plate screws to 18 INCH lbs. (2 N.M).
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Recall_Century_1.jpg


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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
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No, this does not answer my question. I am asking about the REAR turn indicator on the outside of the car. Not the dashboard indicator.

Allan.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Oh, sorry about that. Cluster's also have bulbs as you know so I thought in your original question a bulb on the left side of the cluster was not working and the "rear" was possible a typo. My fault.

This is not in our manuals. The manufacture considers this basic maintenance so I will do my best to assist.

Look in your trunk. Many vehicles have a type of carpet/sound proofing etc that covers the inside of the trunk. This hides wires and the rear of the brake/turn signal assemblies of the vehicle.

Remove this behind the tail assemblies and you will see the wires and connectors to the lights you are looking for. Many twist out of the assemblies. Check this and let me know if this works for you.
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 9:35 AM

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