2002 Buick Regal Buick Regal 2002 odometer, PRND, Trip dark

Tiny
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  • 2002 BUICK REGAL
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 68,000 MILES
The odometer, PRND indicator, & trip meter are dark. It started as an intermittent blacking out.
What is the likely cause of this problem, & how can it be repaired. From what I've learned it sounds like the circuit board in the cluster needs repair. I talked with a person at a local GMC dealer service dept, & he said it might just need reprogramming. Is that likely? It will cost $95 to find out. If the repair of the cluster must be done the labor will be $147, the circuit board repair $384. The unit will be sent out of state for repair.
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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 AT 10:44 PM

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Tiny
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Cluster is most likely the issue
reprogramming it may or may not work
i would give it 25% to work at best
use a scanner tool and check the cluster select data
check IPC data and BCM data
Many places on line sell an after market cluster that should work just fine for you
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Friday, September 24th, 2010 AT 6:06 AM
Tiny
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I understand that having the original repaired/reinstalled saves the mileage data. If I have an after market cluster installed would it need programing to show the original mileage?
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Friday, September 24th, 2010 AT 12:51 PM
Tiny
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Usually you have to supply them with the VIN and correct milage and they ship it plug and play
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Friday, September 24th, 2010 AT 4:57 PM
Tiny
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That is a problem, as I can't read the mileage.
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 1:13 AM
Tiny
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Check your PM
and let me know
i had just sent you a message
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 6:28 AM
Tiny
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How do I check PM? When I clicked on the icon it said I couldn't send PM until I had posted 10 times.
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 8:13 PM
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the really informative link, BMRFIXIT. I am going to check with my independent mechanic to see if he will take on this job.
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Sunday, September 26th, 2010 AT 2:14 PM
Tiny
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Good luck and let me know if it works you
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Sunday, September 26th, 2010 AT 7:18 PM

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