2001 Buck Century No Start/Light for gear selector and odometer out

ede smith

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I had a strange no start situation yesterday. No starter sound, battery was charged. After popping the hood and trying the key again repeatedly, it started. Around the same time I noticed the light around the instrument odometer/gear selector no longer works. I'm about to go check with a test light the fuse panel but I'm wondering if this may be somehow related that the car didn't start. Thoughts?
 

century61

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2008 Buick Lucerne 3.8 liter
I had a 2002 Century that had issues with the dash. It was actually bad solder on the dash panel and resistors that fell off. I removed the Dash panel and resoldered them. Fixed that. As for the not starting I would first start with bad grounds.
 

chem_man

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1999 Century
Look for broken wires (or ones that have been chewed on by rodents) at the Park-Neutral-Park switch on top of the transmission. Mice chewed through a ground wire right at the back of the connector requiring me to splice in some wire and soldering a new Delphi terminal to fit into the connector.
 
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